OBITUARY

Ronald Gene Wiita

December 7, 1943May 2, 2012

Ronald Gene Wiita passed away on May 2nd at Evergreen Hospital Medical Center due to a ruptured aneurysm and emphysema/COPD complications. Ron was born in Duluth, MN on December 7, 1943 to Eugene and Helen Wiita. He graduated from Two Harbors High School in 1961. That same year he joined the Navy (Seabee Branch), Construction Battalion, stationed in Okinawa. He also spent service time in Guam. After his time in the service he started working in the construction field. He worked for several contractors in the Two Harbors and Duluth area. He married Jeanne Holappa in 1966, had a son, Ronny and daughter, Rhonda. They lived in Two Harbors for 7 years. Ron and his family moved to Washington state in 1974, living in Redmond, WA. He worked in the Seattle area, most of the time (21 years) with Sellen Construction. Ron was a member of Laborers Local 242. He was a member of the Redmond Eagles Aerie 3324. Ron’s main interests were hunting and fishing. Due to his medical limitations in recent years his pastime was going to the casino and buying winning scratch tickets.

Ron is survived by his wife of 46 years, Jeanne, son Ronny of Sultan, WA, daughter Rhonda Cline of Redmond, WA, brothers Richard (Carol) of Kirkland, WA, and Lee Sultan, WA, grandsons, Russell and Riley Wiita, and Brandon Cline. He is also survived by his in-laws, the Holappa family, many nieces and nephews, several great nieces and nephews, uncle Roy (Jo) Johnson, several cousins and many close friends. He loved his family and friends, and they meant the world to him. He is preceded in death by his father, Eugene, mother, Helen and step-father Robert Kuchta.

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Rhonda Clinr

May 24, 2012

I miss you so much Daddy. You were such a loving Husband, Dad, Grampa, Brother, Brother in Law and Friend. Not a moment goes by t
hat I don't think about you and wish you were home with us. I love you, Your little girl

May 8, 2012

So sorry! We will miss Ron! God bless the family at this sad time! Love Pam & Bill

Jeff Jones

May 7, 2012

I was shocked to read Ron's notice online and am now so upset I haven't seen him for too long. I lived next to the Wiita family in Redmond from 1978 to 1989. Ron and his whole family were wonderful neighbors and he was a great guy. I enjoyed our frequent conversations and I was grateful to have such a sincere and honest neighbor to live next to. Jeanne, Ronny, and Rhonda please accept my sincere condolences, he will be missed.

Jeff L. Jones
425-641-2984
jljonz3@aol.com

May 7, 2012

Our hearts go out to the family for the loss of a wonderful man. He will be miss by so many people.
Marti & Terry Kvalheim

Jim Simon

May 7, 2012

To Ron's Family. I really enjoyed talking with Ron when he would come in to see me at Les Schwab in Redmond. I know he was loved by many, he will be truly missed. My thoughts and prayers are with his family.

May 7, 2012

Our sympathies to you and your family. Ron had called us a few times lately and told us of his ill health. I did work on a construction job with and we fished and hunted. kris & Russ lind Two Harbors, MN

May 6, 2012

We are so very sorry to hear of Ron's passing. Please know that we are praying for God's comforting hand to be with the family at this time.

Bill and Linda Kuchta

Jim Fleming

May 6, 2012

Our hearts go out to you during this difficult time, Jim and Pat Fleming

May 6, 2012

Our hearts go out to you during this difficult time, Jim and Pat Fleming

Carole and Don Falk

May 6, 2012

There are no words that can express how sad we feel hearing about the passing of Ron, but our heartfelt sympathy to Jeanne and family. I have known Jeanne since we were kids.