Ronald M. “Mike” Underwood, age 65, passed away January 16th, 2019 at his home following a lengthy illness. He was born October 21st, 1953 in Mendota, Illinois to Ronald and Pauline (Innis) Underwood. Ron attended Earlville High School and Joliet Junior College where he earned a degree in Horticulture. On December 13th, 1975 he was united in marriage to Diana J. Rieke. Ron was employed as a groundskeeper at several golf courses before retiring from Poly Vinyl Company in 2014.
Ron is survived by his wife Diana, son Michael (Sharon Zarter), daughter Jennifer, and his parents Ronald and Pauline Underwood of Cedarburg, WI. He is further survived by his brothers, Ken, Tim, and Dan as well as cousins, nieces, nephews and many other relatives and good friends. Ron was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents James and Dorothy Innis and his paternal grandparents Shelby and Dorothy Underwood.
Ron loved a good practical joke, golfing, playing his guitars and going camping every summer. Ron was an avid fan of the Chicago Bears, and Cubbies. He was happiest surrounded by friends and family.
A visitation will be held on Sunday, January 20, 2019 from 12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Reinbold-Novak Funeral Home, 1535 South 12th Street, Sheboygan, WI 53081. Online condolences may be expressed at www.reinboldfh.com.
Memorial donations may be made to the Earlville Community Historical Society or Sharon S. Richardson Hospice in lieu of flowers.
The family would like to extend a sincere thank you to the staff at Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice.
Date: Sunday Jan 20, 2019
Time: 12:30 to 4:00 p.m.
Location: Reinbold-Novak Funeral Home [map]