Ronald D. Chamberlain, 73, of Rice Lake passed away on Friday, July 8, 2022 peacefully at his house in Rice Lake, WI.

Ronald was born on December 10, 1948, to Gerald and Yvonne (Sherf) Chamberlain in Eau Claire, Wisconsin.

Ronald is survived by his sons, William and Zachary Chamberlain; his sister Geralyn Berg; grandchildren Dominick and Danielle Chamberlain and many more beloved family.

Ronald was preceded in death by his sister Verna Gruhlke, brother Mike Chamberlain and Becky Chamberlain.

In life Ron graduated from Memorial High School in 1967, joined the United States Marine Corps and served over in Vietnam from 1969-1970 and upon returning, married the beautiful Becky Ann Chamberlain on Sep 5, 1970. With the birth of his two sons (Wil and Zach) also began the birth of his art career at Web Publishing/Family Handyman Magazine under the direction of Terry Redlin until 1982 and went on to be a freelance artist until 1997 when he retired.

Throughout his life Ron had many passions such as drawing, construction, cars, sewing, spending time outdoors and traveling. In retirement he continued to pursue all of his passions to the fullest. He was a man of many talents and passions but the most near and dear thing to him was being there for the friends and family he cared for most. Ron spent most of his life sacrificing his time and energy to help his loved ones and never wanted anything in return but their joy and happiness. He’s finally with his brother, sister and parents in heaven. Good night, sweet prince.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, July 30, 2022, at 1:00 pm at Smith Funeral Chapel. A visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the funeral home on Saturday. Family and friends are invited to a celebration of Life after the service, at River Prairie Park in Altoona. Friends and family may leave online condolences below.


  1. Dominick and Danielle I’m so sorry for your loss may papa rest in peace and your memories you all shared live on forever in your hearts love auntie connie.

  2. So sorry to hear of Ron’s passing. I served with him in Vietnam, he was such a nice guy. I met him years later at Chick-A- Dee’s in Eau Claire. Bless the family.

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