Ronald Herbert Bekken

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Ronald Herbert

Ronald Herbert Bekken

Passed away peacefully due to complications from Dementia on Tuesday, December 8, 2020 at age 84. Beloved husband of  Susan E. Bekken (Nee Schmidt). Loving father of  Eric Bekken (Linda Krajcik), the late Lt. Col. Brett Bekken- USMC.  Dear Grandfather of  Ashley (Jason) Layne, Marissa Bekken (Colin Sladek).  Great-Grandfather of  Grady Brett Layne.  Brother of Larry (Bonnie) Bekken, the late Jackie Kalinowski. Also survived by nieces, nephews and other relatives, his beloved Delta Sigma Kappa brothers and many other dear friends.

Ron was employed by Milwaukee Public Schools for 31 years during which time he also earned his Masters Degree in Education from UW-Milwaukee.

Ron deeply enjoyed spending time with family and friends and was an avid golfer and sports fanatic.

A Memorial Celebration for Ron will be held at a later date when it is safe to do so and all can attend.

Memorials can be made to a charity of your choice in Ron’s name.


  1. Jim Dyer December 11, 2020 at 9:45 am - Reply

    Eric … it is terribly sad when parents pass away. That feeling of their unconditional love they have for their children is beyond comparable.
    You have to know that he is now with your brother Brett and your Mom as well as other loved ones.
    My condolences and prayers are with you, my friend.

  2. Carole Wilde December 13, 2020 at 1:41 pm - Reply

    Sue, Eric & family, i was so sorry to hear that Ron had passed away. I remember when you lived in the E section & Brett & Todd were on the wrestling team. Also when Brett was our paper boy. Ron was a great guy & I know he will be missed.

  3. Garth Bruzan December 14, 2020 at 11:49 am - Reply


    Please accept my condolences to you and your family due to your father’s passing.
    May God be with you and your family at this sad time.
    Take care.

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