Ronald A. Ethen

Ronald A. Ethen

December 12, 1943 – March 26, 2018

Preceded in death by his parents, Romuald and Lee Ethen; two younger sisters, Patricia and Maureen.  He leaves behind his son and daughter-in-law, Chris and Cheri Ethen; granddaughter, Chiara; step-grandchildren who knew him as Grandpa: Kenny, Joey, Nicholas, Jacob, Luke, and Michaela; sisters, Beverly and Rosemary; long-time fiancée Cindy Rahmann and her grandchildren who knew him as Papa: Shannon, Trennon, Raishaun, Dionna and D’Miya.

The family will receive friends on Monday, April 2nd from 5pm to 7pm at the West Center Chapel, followed by VIGIL SERVICE at 7pm.  MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL: Tuesday, April 3rd at 10am, St. James Catholic Church, 4720 N. 90th St.  Interment, Resurrection Cemetery with military honors by American Legion Post #1.  Memorials will be directed by the family.



Ronald A. Ethen

My Dad was a Loving Father who Mentored and Shared

A Loyal Friend who Helped and who Cared

A Dear Grandpa who Counseled and Taught

A Faithful Soldier for his Country he Fought

A Noble Provider who was Focused and Grounded

A Hard-Working Man that Always Kept his Skills Well Rounded

A Devout Catholic who Faithfully Believed

A Good Son whose Parents’ Honor he Weaved

A Humble and Private Soul who Followed his Own Path

A Life-Loving Guy with a Hearty Good Laugh

Lord, accept my Dad into your Heavenly Home.  Say to him, “Well done good and faithful servant.”

And keep him in your loving arms forever.

Goodbye Dad.  You are loved, and you will be terribly missed.





  • Rosemary Eiben Posted March 29, 2018 2:47 pm

    I hope Ronnie is in a better place, I know he is.
    Sister Rosemary Eiben and Dennis

  • naomi Posted March 30, 2018 11:01 am

    Please accept my sincere condolences to the family. I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Ronald. The Bible assures us at Psalms 34:18 that God is near to those broken in heart. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. May your many memories help you find peace and comfort as you go through the coming days

  • Christine Williams Posted March 30, 2018 3:45 pm

    Ron was my uncle and although in our later years we were not very close, he still will be missed greatly. My mom, Maureen, will take good care of him in Heaven. May his family find comfort and peace during this trying time.

  • Bob and Bernadette Ethen Posted March 31, 2018 4:17 pm

    Our sincere condolences to the entire Ethen family. We will hold you in gentle prayer as you grieve the death of your brother, Dad, Grandpa. Cindy, thank you for staying in touch with us; know that you are in our prayers as you grieve the loss of your best friend! Cousin Bob “Buddy” and Bernadette Ethen, Norbert and Theresa’s son.

  • Rosemary Eiben/Dennis Ast Posted April 2, 2018 3:30 pm

    Our prayers are with the family that remain behind.

  • Paula and Steve Gottwalt Posted April 3, 2018 6:40 pm

    We offer our sympathy on the death of Ronnie. The Easter season is a powerful time to reflect on the Resurrection and celebrate our gift of eternal life in Christ. Cousin Paula (husband Steve), cousins Matthew Ethen and Rosemary Ethen–Carl and Janice’s children.

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