Ronald J.  Kotnik

Ron Kotnik

POYNETTE – Ronald J.  Kotnik, beloved husband, adored father and grandfather, passed on peacefully to be with the Lord following a brave battle with illness on Tuesday, December 16, 2008 in Madison.

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 20, 2008 at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church in Poynette, with Fr. Raymond Dischler presiding. Inurnment will be private.      Visitation will be held from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service at the church.  Pflanz Mantey Mendrala Funeral Home in Poynette is assisting the family.

Ronald was born on November 8, 1936 in Sheboygan, Wisconsin the son of Joseph and Margaret (Mervar) Kotnik.  Ron was a graduate of UW-Madison receiving a bachelor’s degree in finance and earning his law degree in 1962.  He went on to work as a lawyer and became a partner with Lathrop & Clark, LLP, Madison, until the present time.

On December 27, 1980, Ron married his life’s partner and the love of his life, Marilyn.  Together they traveled the world, and enjoyed life’s experiences.  Always with them were Ron’s proudest accomplishment and greatest joy, his children.

Ron also enjoyed time spent with friends at Lathrop & Clark, his many friends at the Madison Elk’s Lodge, and listening to Dixieland music at the Avenue.

Survivors include his wife, Marilyn; his children, Joe (Khanh) Kotnik and grandchildren Aili, Jack Henry and William Kotnik, Minneapolis, Minnesota; Jeff Kotnik, Argentina; Keely (Alex) Brice, Fayetteville, Arkansas; Blake Kotnik, Chicago; R Barrett “RB” Kotnik, Madison; Zoe Kotnik, Colorado Springs, Colorado; his very loved sisters-in-law, Mary Sue Toolanen, Kathy Hakari, Joni Haniskow, Doreen Hillard and Carrie Jurasin; many nieces and nephews;  other relatives in Sheboygan and close friends, the Kastenberg family, Poynette, Wisconsin. He was preceded in death by his parents.




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