Ronald E. May

Ronald May, age 78, of Kenosha, passed away on September 3rd, 2021, at Froedtert South in Pleasant Prairie. He was born on February 5th, 1943, to the late Oswald and Alice (Lois) May in New Munster, Wisconsin.

Ron married LaVerne Kobylski in 1966. He was a member of the Kenosha community for 55 years, and he worked in the banking industry for 45 years. Ron also served in the Wisconsin National Guard.

Ron was past president of Kiwanis Club of Western Kenosha. He held various positions within the Knights of Columbus, Council 973.  Ron served as vice president of the Knights of Columbus 973 Institute prior to his death.  Ron was also a past navigator of the Knights of Columbus 4th Degree.

Ron enjoyed photography and gardening. He enjoyed telling jokes and always had the biggest smile!  He always kidded that his bumper crop of poppies in the garden caused “the cartel to want to meet with him.”

Ron was largely involved in St. Elizabeth’s church, participating in several church fundraisers, festivals and fish fries. He was very much involved with numerous other civic charities through the Kiwanis and Knights of Columbus organizations.

Ron was preceded in death by his parents.  He is survived by his wife LaVerne of Kenosha; one son Eric (Lisa) May of Arizona; one daughter Lisa (Jeff) Gemignani of Kenosha and two grandchildren Dominic and Genevieve Gemignani. Ron is further survived by one brother Gerald (Susan) May and one sister Barbara (Charles) Dawes.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Wednesday, September 8th, 2021, at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church. Visitation was held at the church and burial will take place later.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial would be appreciated to Wisconsin Right to Life (Kenosha Chapter), the Kenosha Achievement Center, or the American Cancer Society.

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Thoughts for Ronald E. May;

  • I’m very sorry for your loss, LaVerne. We just found out this morning that a mass was celebrated for Ron. What a positive man Ron was during all those years I worked with him at North Shore! He came in everyday with a big smile and a story to tell. Bill and I enjoyed knowing him.

  • Anthony Riviere says:

    Ron was a great guy and always pleasant and warm. An absolute pleasure to have crossed paths with in this life and look forward to seeing him in the next. RIP Ron

  • Laverne, just heard Ron’s passing. Read it on Facebook. So sorry. Know what you are going through.
    Just keep those memories going. Haven’t seen you in a long time. You and the kids have my deepest sympathy.

  • Laverne, I was sorry to learn that Ron had passed away. Ron and I went to K.T.I. together in the early ’60s and started a fraternity together. Several years later he asked me to join Western Kenosha Kiwanis. I was a member there until my family relocated to Appleton in 1985. I just celebrated my 44th year in Kiwanis, and it has been an important part of my life for these many years. I will also feel grateful to Ron for getting me involved. We enjoyed many good times in those early years, and know he was friend to many and will be missed. God Bless you and your family during this difficult time.

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