Ronald “Ron” M. Gavin

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Ronald "Ron" M.

Gavin, Ronald “Ron”
May 6, 2013 age 75 yrs. Loving husband of Beverly (nee Tostrud) Gavin. Father of Pam (Jeff) Orlebeke, Steven (Pat) Gavin, Kimberly (Jim) Malcom, Tim (Christa) Gavin and Tracey (Rich) Henrickson. Step-brother of Gordon (Sally) Patterson. Son-in-law of Hilda and the late Milan Tostrud. Brother-in-law of Marge, Jim (Debbie), and the late Douglas Tostrud. Preceded in death by his mother and step-father Violet and Cliff Patterson, his father James Gavin, and his step- brothers Jerry and Rod (Lois) Patterson. Further survived by 8 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

A Memorial Service will be held in LaCrosse, WI. at a later date.

Ron was an avid outdoorsman, who loved to fish and hunt and he enjoyed attending and watching sports (especially the Badgers). He also loved baseball and was known to root for the Cubs.
In lieu of flowers memorials would be appreciated.

Altstadt – Tyborski –
Johnson – Reiss – Klemmer
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Kim Malcom

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Imagine if I was given one moment,
just a single slice of my past.
I could hold it close forever,
and that moment would always last.

I’d put the moment in a safe,
within my hearts abode.
I could open it when I wanted,
and only I would know the code.

I could choose a time of laughing,
a time of happiness and fun.
I could choose a time that tried me,
through everything I’ve done.

I sat and thought about what moment,
would always make me smile.
One that would always push me,
to walk that extra mile.

If I’m feeling sad and low,
if I’m struggling with what to do.
I can go and open my little safe,
and watch my moment through.

There are moments I can think of,
that would lift my spirits everytime.
The moments when you picked me up,
when the road was hard to climb.

For me to only pick one moment,
to cherish, save and keep,
Is proving really difficult,
as I’ve gathered up a heap!

I’ve dug deep inside my heart,
found the safe and looked inside,
there was room for lots of moments,
in fact hundreds if I tried.

I’m building my own little library,
embedded in my heart,
for all the moments spent with you,
before you had to part.

I can open it up whenever I like,
pick a moment and watch it through,
My little library acts as a promise,
I’ll never ever forget you

Christa Gavin

You taught us how to hunt and fish and also how to dream and wish. Beside me in my thoughts you’ll be, whether in the woods or up in a tree. On the water or just off shore, you will now be with forever more. You were the best husband, dad, and grandpa too. We count our blessings that we had you. You guided us in many ways. And made sure that we had bright days. When we look up at the stars in the night skies, they’ll remind us of that special twinkle in your eyes. Your patience was a virtue. Your big heart was always true. But our hearts are heavy and are sad, as we will forever miss our husband, father and granddad.


Love you Dad, take care of Harley

Kim Malcom


You were always there for me through all the good and bad. No matter what the situation I could always count on you. I will no longer have that special bond that you and I have shared I will miss that the most. The laughter we shared about things only you and I knew, how you kept all of the secrets that you and I shared. At least I had the chance to tell you how much you mean to me I am thankful for that. My heart is broken and I do not know how long it will take to heal maybe not until we are together again.


A million times I’ll need you
A million times I’ll cry
If Love alone could have saved you
You never would have died

In Life I loved you dearly
In death I love you still
In my heart you hold a place
That no one could ever fill

It broke my heart to lose you
But you didn’t go alone
For part of me went with you
Yesterday the day God took you home

Things will never be the same
And all though it hurts so bad
I will smile whenever I hear your name
And be proud you were my Dad.

Love you most,

Jim & Steven


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