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Ronald Lester Schnulle

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Ronald Lester Schnulle, 80, Punta Gorda, Fla., formerly of Woodstock, died Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017, in Arcadia, Fla.

He was born Nov. 15, 1936, in Woodstock to Lester and Vera Schnulle. 

On Jan. 14, 1956, he married Elizabeth Braun.

Ron was a lifelong electrician in Woodstock and throughout McHenry County. He worked with his father and brothers for Schnulle and Sons Electrical Contractors, for the Borden Milk plant in Woodstock, Althoff Industries in McHenry, and Associated Electrical Contractors Inc. in Woodstock.  He was a member of IBEW 117 for 30 years. 

He enjoyed being active and giving back to his community, serving as Scoutmaster for Cub Scout Pack 363 and Boy Scout Troop 169, Woodstock. He helped found the Woodstock Snowmobile Club and worked many hours with county residents to create snowmobile trails throughout McHenry County. 

One of his proudest achievements was becoming a deputy sheriff for McHenry County, patrolling the Fox River in the summer and snowmobile trails in the winter. 

He remained active even after retirement, serving as treasurer for the board of directors at Alligator Park in Punta Gorda. After retiring in 1998, he enjoyed traveling the country with his wife in their RV and relaxed by fishing.  He was a 55-year member of Moose Lodge 1329, Woodstock, and was a member of Elks Lodge 2606, Punta Gorda. 

Survivors include his wife; two sons, Michael (Melva) and Randall (Lorie); a daughter, Linda; seven grandchildren, Matthew, Stephanie, Jennifer, Samantha , RJ,  Jessica and Thaddeous; seven great-grandchildren. Landon, Eve, Jayden, Rian, Athena, Zoey and Noah; and nine siblings, Vernon (Dawn), Fred (Brenda), Lawrence (Sharon), Robert (Gail), Sharon (Roger Christianson), Carl (Rose), Harry (Bonnie) Susan (Roger Stoerp) and Paula (Larry Weidner). 

He was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers, Richard, William, James and Edwin; two sisters, Sally and Sandra (Johnson); and a granddaughter, Angela. 

A memorial service will be held at a later date. Contributions can be made to the Tidewell Hospice Philanthropy Dept., 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota, FL 34238. 

Arrangements were made by Schneider, Leucht, Merwin & Cooney Funeral Home, Woodstock.

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