Ron Leavitt, age 65, of Green Bay, passed away unexpectedly at his home on Sunday, April 5, 2020. Ron was born on May 19, 1954 to the late Gib Leavitt and Hope (Archer) Chapnitsky. Ron was raised in Appleton and graduated from Appleton East High School with the class of 1972. On Halloween night in 1989, he met Lori Collins, and the couple has been together for the last 31 years. Ron worked at Brennan Frasier as a roofer prior to opening his own business. He opened and operated Bay Custom Roofing and Siding Inc. since the early 90’s.
Ron loved golfing and one of his highlights was he birdied holes 17 and 18 at the Pebble Beach world renowned golf course, back to back. He enjoyed watching sports, traveling, hunting, fishing and anything outdoors. He also enjoyed spending time at his cottage in Dykesville and time vacationing in Florida. He was known for his storytelling – most of them being true. He was very a kind and compassionate man who never met a stranger. He was a giver, not a taker. His generosity had no bounds. He lived life to the fullest and through this provided immeasurable happiness and joy to those who were blessed to know him.
Ron is survived his three daughters: Brenda (Mike) Swortz, Appleton and her children Keneesha and Ronni; Tonya (Jim) Rakun, Appleton and her children Leticia, Hayden and Raeleigh; and Crystal (Kyle) Stuebs, Kaukauna, and their children Tierra, Layna, and Clay. His forever love of his life Lori Collins of Green Bay, and her children: Amy (Jason) Dingeldein, of Green Bay their daughter Amirah; Paul (Tara) Collins, of Green Bay and their children Secora, Stella, Sofia, and Duke; and Traci (Matt) Budahn, of Green Bay and their children Emersen, Conley, Calaway, and Ila; 4 great-grandchildren: Ella, Chance, Mason, and Ireland.
Ron was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, William.
Dad remembering you will be easy and I’ll do it every day. Missing you will be the heartache that will never go away.
Daddy we will miss your daily calls and spending time together with all the laughs and the crazy stories we would all share. We girls all know where we get our story telling from. Now the best stories that we will be telling our families are about the greatest dad that ever existed. Our hearts are breaking, but the one thing that is comforting is that we know that you are in the best hands and Mimi is once again smiling from ear to ear to have her baby back. We love you dad and I promise you that you will never be forgotten.
Due to the current health restrictions, a private family service will take place. A celebration of life service for Ron will take place at a later date yet to be determined. Interment will take place at Highland Memorial Park, Appleton. Online condolences may be left at btlfuneral.com
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