Ronald W. Worm

Date of Death: Jul 09, 2016
Ronald W. Worm

1935 - 2016

Ronald W. Worm, 80, of Waupun, died Saturday morning, July 9, 2016 at his home.

Ron Worm was born October 8, 1935 in Milwaukee, the son of Gerhard and Evelyn Ruesch Worm. Ron was a graduate of Marinette High School, Class of 1954. Ron served six years with the Wisconsin Army National Guard. On February 25, 1956 he married Sharon Sindler in Marinette, WI. The couple resided in Marinette for four years and then moved to the Milwaukee area. Ron was employed at American Motors as a carpenter for ten years, and then a policeman for the city of Milwaukee for ten years. In 1976 they moved to Fox Lake and Ron became employed at Waupun Correctional Institution for 20 years, and retired in 1998. Ron attended Edgewood Community Church in Waupun.

Ron is survived by two sons: Randy (Diane) Worm of Waupun and Todd (Lori) Worm of Markesan; three grandchildren: Lisa (Brad) Bille, Jeremy (Jessica) Worm, and Andrew Worm; six great-grandchildren: Bryant, Bailey, and Brelynn Bille, Jason Hataway, and Jalynn and Jade Worm; a sister, Elaine (Harold) DelFosse of Watertown; and special friends: Joan and Ned Cresico of rural Randolph and Joe Wallenger of Markesan.

Ron was preceded in death by his wife, Sharon in 2007; a sister, Laverne Delfosse; and a brother, Gerhard Worm Jr.


Private family graveside services will take place at Glenwood Memorial Gardens in Marinette.



  1. Daniel Schoemann Says: July 12, 2016 at 6:31 am

    To the Family of Ron Worm, You all have my condolences. I had the opportunity to work with Ron and experienced some good times and some stressful times. He is a good Man and will be missed, Always remember the memories he’s made and God Bless him and his family……..Respectfully Big Daddy…

  2. george j noe sgt. retired Says: July 12, 2016 at 8:16 am

    will be missed worked with him for a long time wci

  3. Kenneth J. Peters Says: July 12, 2016 at 1:11 pm

    My name is Ken Peters. I live in Beaver Dam. I had the wonderful opportunity to work with Ron many times at the Milwaukee Police Department. We were assigned to the old police ambulance at No. 6 District in the 1970’s. I could not ask for a funnier guy. He made my day. He was well liked and respected by all at the station. It is sad to see him pass. I will always remember him and even our contacts at Menards in Beaver Dam where we would have lengthy talks. This is a sad day for me. God bless him and his family.

  4. joe lenarchich Says: July 12, 2016 at 2:57 pm

    As a young officer (Milw PD) I had the good fortune of working with Ron on a couple of occasions even though we worked different shifts. One assignment in particular we responded to a call of aliens in an attic. Ron knew the address due to prior calls. The elderly woman complained that the aliens had returned and Ron proceeded to “eradicate” them. The woman was again relieved and thankful to Ron. Rons calming and handling of this situation taught me that there is no specific answer to any given situation and that its the respect and dignity you give to people that counts. I carried and remembered this and hopefully applied his mentoring throughout my career. Ron touched many people in many different ways, and I am thankful for him touching mine. My deepest sympathy to the entire family.

  5. Jeff Skorik Says: July 12, 2016 at 3:08 pm

    Dear Worm family-

    I am sending my deepest condolences to your entire family at this time of mourning Ron’s death. I am sure none on you recognize my name with the exception of Randy, my best friend at Milwaukee Madison High School. We spent every lunch together during our sophomore year. We also shared many wonderful adventures after Randy got his drivers license and this Plymouth Satellite, true to it’s name, we did have many wonder orbits around our little world.

    Randy introduced me to his Father shortly after we met at Milwaukee Madison. Ron obviously had to interrogate any of Randy’s friends, and that included me. I guess I passed the test. Although I never expressed to Ron how neat of guy I thought he was, I was enthralled with is stories of crime fighting on the Milwaukee Police Department. My Grandfather had also been in law enforcement in Milwaukee, and I was hooked on the excitement, danger and drama of the job. Ron was a positive influence on me. He was a tough but kind man who deeply loved his family. He talked about being a policeman and I realized that it took a special person to do that job.

    In 1979 I joined the Marinette Police Department, coincidently the same City where Ron was born. I served a total of 33 years as a police officer, with 16 years as a detective and finished my career as Chief of Police in Marinette for 8 years.

    I’ve seen little of my friend Randy over the past 36 years, and haven’t seen Ron since the family moved to Fox Lake. However, I must, at this final opportunity tell those who loved Ron about what a powerful and positive influence he was during my younger years, and how he unknowingly encouraged me to realize my dream to be a police officer. I believe that law enforcement and corrections are wonderful and noble careers, and the people who choose to serve others with honor are a credit to their profession. Where would we be without people like Ron who were willing to put the uniform on each day?

    My sympathy and thoughts are with your family.



  6. Michael Mosher Says: July 14, 2016 at 5:41 pm

    Randy and Family, my condolences on your fathers passing. I know how close you were to him by our conversations while doing transports. Rest assured he is in a better place and is no longer suffering. Gods blessing Randy to you and your family.


    Mike Mosher

  7. Benjamin Hilbert Says: July 15, 2016 at 4:32 pm

    The Family of Ron Worm,
    My deepest condolences to you all. I had the the pleasure of working with Ron on a daily basis in the “Greenhouse ” at WCI prior to his retirement. He made a lasting impression on me. Even after His retirement we would have a chance meeting and catch up on each others lives. And just recently I again found myself talking about Ron to my Family.
    (Oddly because of a dog.)
    I will always remember the long nights on 3rd shift, the talks we had and some shenanigans.
    May he forever rest in peace

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