Ronald Leon Carter, 60, of Richland Center passed away following a battle with cancer in his home on Sunday, September 4, 2022, while surrounded by his loving family. The positive impact he had on everyone he met began when he was born to James and Vicki (Johnson) Carter of La Harpe, IL on September 12, 1961. He was married on September 10, 1983, to the love of his life and best friend, Toni Dunk. Ron built a life around the idea of working hard and playing even harder. He had a love for motorcycles, hunting, and tinkering with all things mechanical. He was lucky to have built a career he loved at S&S Cycle in Viola, WI, where he worked for over 20 years.
After learning of his illness, Ron courageously decided to choose, in his words, “quality of life over quantity” and he had just that. His presence, love and wisdom will be deeply missed by his wife of 38 years, Toni Carter of Richland Center, 2 sons, Ian (Ann) Carter of La Crosse, Aaron Carter of Richland Center, daughter, Rachel Carter and boyfriend Michael of Moline, IL, 4 siblings, Robin (Mick) Cosgrove of Richland Center, Rick (Cindy) Carter of Dale, WI, Rory (Kelly) Carter of Omro, WI, Regina (Blair) Collins of Coon Valley, many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends each of whom he cared for and loved. Ron was preceded in death by his parents, James “Doc” and Vicki Carter.
A celebration of life gathering will be held on Friday, October 7, 2022 at the Phoenix Center in Richland Center from 5-11 pm with live music from 7-11 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Ron’s honor to Agrace hospice at www.agrace.org. The Stafford Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements and online condolences may be offered at www.staffordfuneralhomes.com.
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