Ronald Arvin Hansmann of Cleveland passed away peacefully at home Thursday morning, May 12, 2022. Ronald, son of Arno and Elsie (Fiedler) Hansmann, was born July 22, 1933, in the home of the family farm in the township of Schleswig. He graduated from Kiel High School in 1951. In 1954 Ron volunteered for the draft in the U.S. Army and was honorably discharged in 1956. After returning, he married Jessie Logan on November 22, 1956. They enjoyed 62 years of marriage and were blessed with 7 children. Ron was employed by Kohler Company for 32 years retiring in 1995 and also worked at the Cleveland Co-op and part-time at LTC.
In his spare time, Ron enjoyed fishing, deer hunting, bowling, baseball, and playing cribbage with his family and playing cards-preferably 3-handed Sheepshead. He enjoyed his annual fishing trip to Canada with friends for many years. He also loved to fish Lake Michigan and anywhere else friends would take him. Deer hunting in Nielsville each winter provided many good times and fond memories with friends. (And sometimes even netted some venison.) He was involved in baseball as a player, coach, and umpire. He coached from pee-wees to colts, coaching his own kids and countless others. He continued his coaching career with the Paulie’s Palace mens softball team for many years. Ron was inducted into the Cleveland Athletic Hall of Fame in 1993.
Ron was a volunteer firefighter and a member of the Cleveland Fish & Game.
As a life-long Wisconsinite, he was a loyal (and sometimes vocal) fan of the Packers, Brewers and Badgers. He not only enjoyed watching collegiate and professional sports, but he also enjoyed watching his children and grandchildren compete.
Ron is survived by 2 sons: David (Ann) Hansmann of Plymouth, Jeff (Mary Lee) Hansmann of Kohler and 4 daughters: Diane Hansmann (Chico) of Hanover Park, IL, Debbie (Steve) Miller of Boise, Idaho, Jennifer Hansmann (Andy) of Crystal Lake, Jackie Hansmann (Tate) of Elkhart Lake and son-in-law Kai Fong. He is further survived by 14 grandchildren Mei (Jake), Kim (Garrett), Danielle, Nicole (Jeff), Megan, Jerry (Jessica), Jordan, Jazmine, Tara, Logan, Cylus, Sarah (Todd), Eric (Stacy), and Katie (Mitch). 11 great grandchildren Elliot, Ezra, Talitha, Ephraim, Gabe, Greg, Lilly, Aria, Elise, Morgan, and Sage. He is also survived by his sister Darlene (Allen) Mobley of Blue Springs, MO & nephews: Tony (Kelli) Chappelow, Ben Chappelow, and Jakob Mobley; a sister-in-law Susan Johnson, nephews; Chris Logan, Sean Johnson, Eric Johnson and one niece Melanie Johnson who still owes him a dollar from cribbage.
Preceding Ron in death were his parents, his amazing wife Jessie, daughter Judith Hansmann-Fong, sister-in-law Barbara Logan, brothers-in-law Bill, John, Wally, John & Gerald, and niece Kathy Chappelow.
A celebration of Ron’s life will take place on Saturday, June 4, 2022, at 1:00 PM at Zimmer Westview Funeral & Cremation Care Center, W2132 Garton Rd. Sheboygan. Visitation will take place from 11:00 AM until the time of service at 1:00 PM. Burial to follow at St. Johannes Cemetery, Hika Bay. If you are unable to join the family for Ron’s service, it will be livestreamed on his obituary page on the funeral homes website.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested in Ron’s name to Cleveland First Responders, Cleveland Lions Club, Cleveland Athletic Association or St. James United Church of Christ.