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Ronnie W. Hunchard

Ronnie W. Hunchard

April 15, 2017

Ronnie Hunchard, 68, of Eau Claire, WI died Saturday April 15, 2017 at Mayo Clinic Health Systems, in Eau Claire.

Ronnie was born in Milford Hospital, MA on August 19, 1948 to Frances Hunchard and William J. Hunchard.  Ronnie was among the Franklin High School Alumni, MA graduating in 1966.

Ronnie married his beloved wife, Joanne Gamble June 20, 1981 in Franklin, MA. Together, they explored the countryside, camping, hiking, canoeing and enjoying the scenery and each other’s company along the way.  Their travels reached beyond the States when they went on a cruise to the Caribbean Islands and on multiple occasions visited Canada.  Ronnie was a master electrician working early in his years as the electrical inspector for the town of Franklin, MA and later as a project manager at New England Baptist Hospital. In 2005, Ronnie and Joanne moved to Eau Claire, WI to be closer to their daughter Melissa Smith, and two grandchildren, Justin and Owen Davis where he also quickly expanded his circle of close friends.  He retired at Mayo Clinic in Eau Claire, WI in August of 2016 where his daughter Melissa had also worked. Ronnie enjoyed spending time with his family and friends playing games, having dinner dates, socializing and doing just about anything.

All who knew Ronnie loved and respected him dearly.  He will be sadly missed by all and will be remembered by his caring nature, dry sense of humor, his kindness and most of all, his big heart.   He was truly a great man to all. 

Ronnie is survived by his wife Joanne Hunchard, daughter Melissa Smith, grandsons Justin Davis and Owen Davis, great-grandson Alexander Davis, sister Betty (Hunchard) Mucciarone (David Mucciarone), his two nephews, Billy Miller (Liz) and David Mucciarone (Nichole), his step-brothers Tom and Phil Whalen, his aunt Jean and Uncle Eddy Hunchard and numerous sister-in-laws, brother-in-laws, aunts, uncles and cousins (Hunchards and Chestercoves).

He was preceded in death by his mother and father Frances (Hunchard) and William Hunchard and numerous aunts and uncles.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be sent to: Mayo Clinic Parkinson’s Disease Research  1-855-852-8129.

Memorial service will take place at 1 pm on Monday, April 24, 2017 at Fuller Speckien Hulke Funeral Home with Deacon Larry Agema officiating.  Memorial visitation will take place at the funeral home on Monday morning from 11 am until the time of service.

Friends and family may offer condolences online at www.fullerspeckienhulke.com.

Fuller Speckien Hulke Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements.

Family and friends are invited to Melissa Smith’s preceding the services for a celebration of life gathering at 511 Lake Rd, Altoona WI, 54720.

Visitation

Memorial visitation will take place on Monday, April 24, 2017 at Fuller Speckien Hulke Funeral Home from 11 am until the time of service.

Service

Memorial service will take place at 1 pm on Monday, April 24, 2017 at Fuller Speckien Hulke Funeral Home with Deacon Larry Agema officiating.