Ronald L. Anderson

November 6, 1941 - February 21, 2021

Ronald L. Anderson

Ronald Leroy Anderson died February 21, 2021 at Luther Hospital in Eau Claire, WI. He was born in Clear Lake, WI on November 6th, 1941, to Quentin W. Anderson and Mardell (Tulgren) Anderson.

Ronald went through school in Clear Lake, WI. He then graduated from the Wisconsin State University of River Falls, WI, with a bachelor’s degree in English in 1964. He taught on an intern scholarship at River Falls from 1967 to 1968 to earn a Masters degree in 1974. Prior to River Falls, he was an educator in New Richmond, WI, from 1964 to 1967, and was part of the English Department at Grant High School in Fox Lake, IL. He then taught at Eau Claire Memorial High School from 1969 to 1973. Lastly, he instructed at Eau Claire North High School from 1973 to 1999, when he retired.

Ron was preceded in death by his father, Quentin, and his daughter, Dawn (Tschida) Cockrell. He is survived by his wife, Maureen Anderson, his mother, Mardell Anderson, his younger sister, Stacia (Anderson) Koerper (John) of Clear Lake, WI, children; Shawn Q. Anderson (Jennifer), Michelle (Anderson) Schick (Scott), and Ronald Tschida, of Eau Claire, WI. Ron also had two sons from an earlier marriage: Tad Pittman (Kelly) and Tracy Anderson Pittman (Paula), of Turtle Lake, WI.

Ron is survived by his grandchildren; Cody Smith, 30, Cole Anderson, 28, (Alexandra), Jordan Anderson, 20, Casandra Schick, 19, Jessica Schick, 17, of Eau Claire, WI, McKayla Pittman, 12, Mylee Pittman, 11, of Turtle Lake, WI, Tristan Pittman, 19, Jayna Pittman, 17, of Minnesota, WI.

Along with that, Ron is survived by two great-grandchildren: Maisie Anderson, 3, and Quentin Anderson, 2, of Eau Claire, WI.

Ron was a member of the Pinehurst Lutheran church for many years, and taught Sunday school. Ron knew the Bible well and had read the New Testament, he believed in Jesus as his savior. Many times, he considered St. Paul to be the greatest Christian writer of all time.

Ron requested a family ceremony to be held privately. There will be no formal services. Friends and family can leave online condolences at www.smithfuneralec.com. If you would like to send the family cards or flowers, please mail to Shelly Schick, 8959 25th Ave. North Eau Claire, WI 54703.

  1. When I came to work at North High School as a young man, Ron was one of the first to befriend me. Over the years we had many long and interesting conversations about life and literature. While we had our political differences, I always respected his good humor and intelligence.

    - Dave Sampson

  2. Deep regrets on you loss. I remember Ron well from my days at North High School where I served as an assistant principal from 1987-1996. The things I remember most about Ron were his love of teaching and students, and he always was sharing a story and had a sly smile. I can visualize him now in the halls of North where we shared jokes and stories during passing time in the halls of North High School. Ron was a great teacher and wonderful person.

    - James Sauter

  3. Ron and I taught together in the English Dept at North for many years. He was a wonderful colleague and friend. We had many great philoosophical discussions where we often disagreed, but enjoyed the banter. I hadn’t seen much of him since retiring except at the library. Then that was closed. I am so sorry for your loss. I know he loved his family and will surely be missed.

    - Carole Spenser

  4. So sorry for your loss god bless 🙏

    - Brad Brovan

  5. Very sorry about your loss. Ronnie was my cousin and we were good friends our whole life. We were the same age and went to school together. Both my wife and I loved Ronnie and had good times together and will always have good memories of him.

    - John and Diana Madden

  6. Very sorry about your loss. Ronnie was my cousin and we were good friends our whole life. We were the same age and went to school together. Both my wife and I loved Ronnie and had good times together and will always have fond memories.

    - John and Diana Madden

  7. We have many memories from grade school thru college. Sorry Ronnie for dumping you in the drink on Lake Magnor. Coincidentally, Mel must of caught a wave from you as you were passing, he was wondering what was the latest on you that day. Thinking about you with love, Mardy and Stacia.

    - Mel and Rita Olson

  8. My condolences to the family on your loss. Ron and I were colleagues at North High. I was a history teacher, who had many interesting conversations with Ron over the years. He and I also coached the High Quiz Bowl team for several years which was a lot of
    fun–he had a good sense of humor. I know he was well liked by the students he taught, as well as the staff. He will be missed.

    - Mary Ann Lynnes

  9. I had Mr Anderson as the Journalism Instructor, for The Husky Howl student newspaper, from 1974 to 1976 and he was great. He was my “go to guy” as a student at NHS and in my personal life. He was the “teacher that made a difference in my life”…I’m sad and will always have some great memories!

    - Jim Paulson

  10. You have my sympathy during this difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
    God bless and keep you!

    - Steven Spina

  11. I am sorry to hear this sad news. My deepest sympathies to the Anderson family. I have lots of fond memories from growing up down the street from Ron and having having him as an English teacher in high school. He will be remembered as the absolute coolest dad on the block, and a favorite teacher to many at North High.

    - Jacob Hammond

  12. The Anderson’s were are neighbors and always very welcoming
    I remember Ron cutting out newspaper articles and going over grammatical errors. It was a memorable lesson, and I never forgot the application!

    - Tonya Westphal

  13. The Anderson’s were our neighbors and always very welcoming
    I remember Ron cutting out newspaper articles and going over grammatical errors. It was a memorable lesson, and I never forgot the application!
    Deepest sympathies

    - Tonya Westphal

  14. Condolences to the Anderson family on losing Ron. I knew Ron as a neighbor on Leslie Lane, as a colleague at work (school social worker), and for one season, Jeanne and I enjoyed being on a couples bowling league with Ron and Maureen. Ron had a mean curve ball.

    - Russ Hammond

  15. Maureen and children, Sending my deepest sympathy at your loss. Remember Ron fondly and always had interesting conversations with him. Always very informed and shared his opinions very respectfully. I remember him asking me how to get Tonya to write more, as her English teacher. Also, how could be get Jacob to step out as a leader. He was always encouraging his students to be their very best!!!!! Loving remembrances, Jeanne Hammond, old neighbor. OH, Jacob just came across his obituary, we hadn’t heard about his passing, so sorry this is some time after.

    - Jeanne Hammond

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