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.
After all this time I was made aware of Mikes passing. My heart breaks to hear about this and read it. I am Mikes' Aunt. Watching him from a little tot to adulthood was my pride and joy. I remember so well, babysitting for the children in Earlville and the joys of Sunday visits in the raveen. Seems time changes everything but the memories we keep within for all of our time. Rest in peace Mike and God bless his family. I love you.
I was saddened to receive the news of Mike's passing. He was a year behind me in high school, so we should not have been that close. But Mike was a fellow "Gaslighter" and "Sound Invader", so we spent a lot of time together. Band practice in Boltz's garage, the empty farmhouse at our place, and of course playing at dances. He was always there with a guitar solo or a funny remark.
Diana, very sorry for your loss. Sending our love.
So sorry to hear about Skegwood passing. He was such a character in school. Everyone's nickname ended in igon. Just like Dave Innins was Unigon. Always laughing..
Ron & Pauline, I am so very very sorry to hear of the death of your son. May you all be blessed.
God bless you in this time of grief ........
I am so, so sorry for your loss. I hold such a special place in my heart for your entire family...I loved Mike he always called me his little sister!!!! This little sister will miss him greatly.....my heart is broken such a very big loss. My thoughts and prayers go out to all of you. I send my love to you all
Diana and your family sorry for you loss.
I am so very sorry and I had no idea his health was in jeopardy. Wish I were there to give hugs and support.
I just learned of Mike’s passing. I am so sorry for your loss and please know that you and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.
Mike was just a little younger than me and I remember him from our prekindergarten days in Earlville. He is my nephews cousin and in that tiny town everyone knew everyone . He had a sparkle in his eye and wouldn’t say no to mischief. I am saddened to hear of his death. My deepest condolences to his wife and children and his parents Ron and Pauline. He will be missed by so many.
The McKeever's are very sad to see this about our good friend and golf buddy. Diana please know we are thinking about you and your family.
Frank & Carol McKeever
I miss you Daddy.
We always enjoyed listening to "Skeg" when he played with the band Tanglefoot. He always had a smile on his face and made time to talk to people. He will be missed.
Ronny was one of a kind, he loved his family, music, and friends. You were guaranteed a laugh or at least a smile while you were in his presence. He is in our thoughts and prayers.
Mike and family,
My deepest condolences to you.
To the Underwood families. Very sorry for your loss. May God Bless and comfort all of you.
I’m saddened to hear that Mikey has passed away and extend my deepest sympathy to Ron and Pauline and to his family. We were almost the same age, and we spent a lot of time together playing music and talking about the world, especially in younger years. He was among the most fun and the funniest people I’ve ever known. He was more of a brother than a nephew to me. He was one of a kind and will be missed.
Dear Diana and family, I am very sorry to hear about Skegwood! I have many fond memories from school, laughter was defintely a key note!! he was loved by all and will
I am so sorry to hear this sad news ! I have have many fond memories of all the fun times in school, jokes and laughter were his trademark!! A lot of joy!! He will be missed by many and loved by all!!!!
Our deepest condolences, Ronnie was a great guy, so fun to talk to, always had a smile and said a good morning at work and would say something funny to brighten my day. Sure miss him.
Lisa Mc Donnough
So very sorry for your loss
Your family is in our thoughts
Dennis & Joyce Underwood
Mike is a guy that will always be with us. His with and sence of humor was awesome. As a schoolmate he was always uplifting. When he married my friend Diana it was easy to learn a beautiful person like her loves a man with humor and a smile. They shared that with all. God bless.
My wife Mary and I extend our sympathies to the entire family. So sorry to hear of this loss. I have many good memories of growing up with Mike or as we called him in those years, Skegwood.
Sending many prayers today another angel has his wings..
Sending love and hugs to you all!
We are very sorry to hear this news. Our sincere sympathy to Mike’s wife and family and to Ron and Pauline, his parents. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
So sorry for your loss.
Diana and family,
I am so saddened by the news of Skegwood's earthly passing. I grew up with Mike living in my neighborhood and he was a very big part of my high school years. He gave us many a ride on the golf cart. I can't think of him without a smile or laugh. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. The world will miss you, Skeg.
Diana, I’m so sorry to learn of Mike passing. Such sad news. My condolences to you, Jennifer and Mike. Regards, Kathy and Kevin McLean
Our condolences for the loss of Mike. He was such a fuuny guy, always making us laugh. There were times he was really ornary and Uncle Ronnie would give him a look, I really don't think he was scared. My heart breaks for his family, for Uncle Ronnie and For Aunt Pauline, he is now dancing wiyh our father. R.I.P. cousin!!
Mike, I’m so sorry to hear about your loss, thoughts of you and your family are in my prayers. Jack
We are so sorry for your loss, Mike will really be missed..he always had a great smile for everybody he met..loved listening to his music and love him so I much.
My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.
RIP Mike, you will truly be missed.. I'm Glad that we found each other again on FB, and stayed in touch that way. Love and miss Cuz.
I’m sure gonna miss you big brother - I love you!!❤️❤️❤️
Ron, Pauline and Diana,
Sending our sincere sympathy and hugs to your entire family. You will continue to be in our thoughts and prayers.
Our deepest sympathy! We have so many fun memories! Packer vs Bears games were the best! Our families grew up together and had so many good times! Ron will always be in our hearts! Diana, Jennifer, Mike and Sharon, we love you and wish we could be with you during this time!
He was always a joy to listen to and laugh with, Bless his family left behind
Diana and family,
We are so sorry for your loss. Didn't know that Mike was ill so is a shock! May all your memories help you through this difficult time.God will keep you in his care. Lynn and Ron
Skeggwood as I knew him was a character I’ll long remember. Besides thinking of him with Diane I picture him on the golf course or doing something related. Praying for his children and sweet Diane as you all find your new normal. May he Rest In Peace. Love the Thayer’s from Earlville
So very sorry to hear the news...what a great guy, big smile, warm soul...he'll be sorely missed! Hugs to all :-(
Please know how very sorry I am to hear about Mike. I loved him dearly. Love to all of you.
Sending love to your family; Ron is now at rest,