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Posted by: matter, July 14, 2012, 9:51pm
Ron Oswald, a constant presence at missions, has ridden out of this world and into the next to join our fellow WWR where the roads never end.  

From Ron's friend, Tom Tallman:

IT IS WITH MY GREATEST HONOR TO HAVE BEEN ASKED TO HELP WITH RON'S SERVICES .

THE FUNERAL SERVICES WILL BE HELD AT :
FRED C DAMES
3200 BLACK ROAD
JOLIET IL
THE WAKE :
DATE WEDNESDAY JULY 18TH 2012
TIME 2-9 PM

THE FUNERAL :
DATE THURSDAY JULY 19TH 2012
STARTING AT 10 AM

AFTER THE SERVICES WE WILL ESCORT TO WOODLAWN CEMETERY

STAGING FOR WEDNESDAY WILL BE 1PM AT THE FUNERAL PARLOR

A FLAG LINE WILL BE IN PLACE DURING THE ENTIRE WAKE AND IN PLACE THURSDAY. AN ADVANCE TEAM WILL BE SENT TO THE CEMETERY FOR A FLAG LINE THERE.

STAGING FOR THURSDAY WILL BE  AT 9AM AT THE FUNERAL PARLOR
RC : TOM TALLMAN 708-431-6741 tommyt247@sbcglobal.net
RC : BARB FITZ


WHEN YOU ARRIVE THURSDAY : PLEASE PARK WERE YOU ARE ASKED TO
THERE WILL BE CERTAIN MOTORCYCLES THAT WILL ESCORT THE HEARSE
ALL BIG FLAG BIKES WILL BE ASKED TO PARK IN A CERTAIN AREA NO MATTER WHAT ORGANIZATION YOU ARE WITH . ALL OTHER BIKES WILL BE PARKED AS ONE .PLEASE DO NOT BE LATE.
THE WEATHER IS GOING TO BE EXTREMELY HOT. FOR THOSE CAGING AND THAT CAN AFFORD IT PLEASE BRING A COOLER WITH WATER TO SHARE. COME SELF SUFFICIENT AND PREPARE FOR THE WORSE AND PRAY FOR THE BEST

THESE ARE VERY DIFFICULT TIMES FOR THE FAMILY AND ALL OF US THEREFORE
I AM ASKING ASKING EVERY ONES COOPERATION TO ACT AS ONE AND HONOR THIS GREAT BROTHER OF OURS .

I AM ASKING FOR VOLUNTEERS TO HELP WITH THE PARKING EARLY THURSDAY MORNING AND VOLUNTEERS FOR THE ADVANCE TEAM TO THE CEMETERY.THOSE HELPING WITH PARKING WILL BE ABLE TO ATTEND THE SERVICES.
PLEASE SEND AN EMAIL TO tommyt247@sbcglobal.net IF YOU CAN HELP

A HUGE THANK YOU TO ALL WHO HAVE ALREADY STEPPED UP, IT IS MUCH APPRECIATED .



One of his last posts on facebook I'll leave you with for now....  It sums up for me his devotion to the mission....

"347 miles....9 hrs and soaked.......RIP SFC Jeremy Gonzalez , a true American Hero....."

Ride In Peace, brother.

WWR, please affix a black ribbon across your WWR patch until further notice and pegs down for Ron...

-matter

Posted by: Freedom Diver, July 14, 2012, 11:34pm; Reply: 1
Ron you will be missed. I only knew you for a short time, but will miss your friendly personality and laugh.  

RIP Ron
Posted by: Camera Nut, July 15, 2012, 7:22am; Reply: 2
My sincere condolences to the family and friends of Ron.  You are in my thoughts and prayers.  Ride in peace our brother Ron.
Posted by: Calamity, July 15, 2012, 7:31am; Reply: 3
Please convey sympathies and prayers from SEPA to Ron's traditional and WWR families, and friends - please share extra hugs from us.
Posted by: FATBOY MIKE, July 15, 2012, 9:05am; Reply: 4
Rest In Peace Ron....
Posted by: ChgoJim, July 15, 2012, 9:20am; Reply: 5
My sincere condolences to the family and friends of Ron.  R.I.P
Posted by: RJ, July 15, 2012, 9:33am; Reply: 6
My sincere condolences to Ron's family and friends.  Ron, thank you for your unwavering support of our troops and your camaraderie.  Ride in peace, my brother.
Posted by: capster, July 15, 2012, 9:38am; Reply: 7
Though I only knew you a short time, this I can say; You always had a smile on your face that was contagious, a big heart, and you always had a kind word to say. Ii's been an honor to ride with you, and I will truly miss you Capt. Ron
Posted by: Ranger Rick Towman, July 15, 2012, 9:42am; Reply: 8
Our condolences to the family and friends of Ron Oswald
Rest in peace brother.
Posted by: Dukesmom1, July 15, 2012, 9:59am; Reply: 9
My thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends. R I P Ron and ride free.
Posted by: Cager Brad-Gala Gal, July 15, 2012, 10:08am; Reply: 10
We will miss the bear hugs and your smiling face Ron.  We will long remember you in our thoughts and prayers.  

Brad & Carol
Navy
Posted by: Old Dawg, July 15, 2012, 11:29am; Reply: 11
Rest in Peace Ron.  Ride hard and long and thanks for caring for our heroes.  Our condolences to family and friends of Ron.  
Posted by: Scubadoo, July 15, 2012, 11:54am; Reply: 12
Rest in Peace Ron. You will always be remembered .
Posted by: Cager Dave, July 15, 2012, 12:09pm; Reply: 13
    OUR CONDOLENCES TO RON'S FAMILY. YOU WILL BE IN OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS. REST IN PEACE SIR!
Posted by: Snake, July 15, 2012, 12:33pm; Reply: 14
My deepest condolences to Ron's family and friends. God Bless Ron and may he ride free in Region 7.

Posted by: lukester1947, July 15, 2012, 6:29pm; Reply: 15
RIP Ron.  Condolences to family and friends.

Luke
Posted by: Papavic, July 15, 2012, 8:17pm; Reply: 16
My deepest condolences to the family and friends of Ron Oswald. May you rest in peace and ride free with all your brothers.who went before you.
Posted by: TOM TALLMAN, July 15, 2012, 8:50pm; Reply: 17
WORDS CANNOT EXPRESS HOW HEAVY MY HEART IS. CAP RON WAS A GREAT MAN, A GREAT PATRIOT AND ABOVE ALL ONE OF THE FEW I CALLED A FREIND. ALWAYS THERE TO DO WHAT EVER WAS NEEDED TO MAKE A MISSION A SUCCESS. MY BROTHER, I WILL NEVER STOP MISSING YOU. WE WILL RIDE TOGETHER AGAIN.

TO HIS FAMILY , MY DEEPEST HEARTFELT CONDOLENCES, YOUR FATHER IS LOVED BY MANY AND WILL BE MISSED BY ALL. BE PROUD OF HIM AS I'M SURE YOU ARE.
Posted by: pamster, July 15, 2012, 9:25pm; Reply: 18
My sincere condolences to the family and friends of Ron.  R.I.P
Posted by: Bearhug, July 15, 2012, 9:31pm; Reply: 19
Our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Ron Oswald.  RIP
Posted by: MKpatriot, July 15, 2012, 9:34pm; Reply: 20
My sincerest condolences to Ron's family. He was a great patriot with a huge heart.
RIP, Capt. Ron.
Posted by: Chambo, July 16, 2012, 6:37am; Reply: 21
My condolences to Ron's friends and family.  Ride in peace.
Posted by: Aunt Kathy, July 16, 2012, 7:43am; Reply: 22
MY PRAYERS AND THOUGHTS ARE WITH RON'S FAMILY AND FRIENDS.  YOU WILL BE MISSED. RIP.
Posted by: Chuck S, July 16, 2012, 7:50am; Reply: 23
My sincere condolences to the family and friends of Ron.  R.I.P
Posted by: CPD, July 16, 2012, 8:22am; Reply: 24
Rest in Peace    My condolences to his family and friends.  A good man gone but not forgotten.
Posted by: Fuzzy, July 16, 2012, 9:01am; Reply: 25
So sad......
Rest in Peace Ron.
My condolences to the family.
Posted by: bobbymac, July 16, 2012, 11:44am; Reply: 26
My deepest sympathy and condoences to the family.  You're in our thoughts and prayers.  Ride In Piece, Ron.
Posted by: budman54, July 16, 2012, 12:14pm; Reply: 27
RIP Ronald!  We Thank You and Salute You for Your Commitment to Honoring Our Troops.  Our Thoughts and Prayers are with your family and friends.  You will Never be Forgotten!
Posted by: Potato, July 16, 2012, 12:32pm; Reply: 28
My sincere condolences for the family and friends of Ron Oswald. RIP Ron.
Posted by: Rambone, July 16, 2012, 2:32pm; Reply: 29
Sad news indeed.
                                     Rest in peace Ron
Posted by: sailor74, July 16, 2012, 2:35pm; Reply: 30
MY CONDOLENCES TO THE FAMILY AND FRIENDS OF RON OSWALD, MAY YOU REST IN PEACE!
Posted by: Fefe, July 16, 2012, 4:03pm; Reply: 31
Ron, may you find a ride on the other side. My condolences to all those who were close to you.
Posted by: Underbird, July 16, 2012, 4:08pm; Reply: 32
Sincerest sympathy to family and friends. Ride in Peace Ron.
Posted by: ultrarog, July 16, 2012, 4:20pm; Reply: 33
My condolences to the  family and friends of Ron Oswald, rest in peace Ron.
  Roger
Posted by: Falcon, July 16, 2012, 5:31pm; Reply: 34


Oswald, Ron M.

Age 57, of Minooka, passed away suddenly Saturday, July 14, 2012 from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident.

Retired from Mahoney Environmental, Inc. after 27 years of service as a driver, and was a member of Teamster's Local #179. He was a member of the Patriot Guard, Warriors Watch Riders and Will County ABATE where he was a former Road Captain. He was also a former member of I&M Trailblazers. Ron's interests over the years have included motorcycles, snowmobiles, boating, coaching softball, guns and women.

Survived by his children, Bill (Tiffany) Oswald, Diane (J.J.) McClimon, Cheryl Hatley, Chris (Jeff) Worthington, Laura (Brandon) Hickey, Barb (Ryan Martin) Oswald, Brian Oswald, and Michael Oswald; grandchildren, Gabrielle and Sophia Oswald; Grace, Jack, Anna and Tommy McClimon; Max and Alexandria Hatley; Alex and Eli Worthington; Riley, Colin and Faith Hickey; Sean Martin; and a new grandchild due in January; two sisters, Barb Zimmerman and Bev (Bob) Mauer; sister-in-law, Ann Baker; and many nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Violet (nee Harrison) Oswald; one brother, John Baker; and one brother-in-law, Jerry Zimmerman.

Funeral Services for Ron Oswald will be Thursday, July 19, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. at the funeral home chapel. Interment Woodlawn Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the family would be appreciated. Visitation Wednesday 2-9 p.m. at:

FRED C. DAMES FUNERAL HOME
3200 Black at Essington Rds., Joliet
For information: (815) 741-5500
Posted by: Bald Eagle, July 16, 2012, 6:03pm; Reply: 35
Ron     Be safe in GODS arms   SEMPER FI   Bald [ken keller ] Eagle
Posted by: DODGEEAGLE1, July 16, 2012, 8:01pm; Reply: 36
It was a great pleasure to know and talk to   MR. RON OSWALD.  Many condolences to his family and many friends. He rode with alot of fantastic people, and i know when he rode to escort a soldier you could tell in his eyes he loved doing this great honor. He looked so happy all of the time.  He will be missed very much, may RON  rest in peace.   GOD  BLESS..
Posted by: Hilsen, July 16, 2012, 10:00pm; Reply: 37
Our thoughts and prayers go out to Ron's family and friends. Ron will be missed by many but never forgotten.

Ride in Peace, Ron
Posted by: DEN MOM, July 17, 2012, 1:51am; Reply: 38
O RON MY BUDDY MY FRIEND MAY YOU RIDE FREE WITH THE ANGELS AND ALL THE OTHER GREAT PEOPLE  WE HAVE LOST
WHEN GOD CALLED YOU HOME YOU WERE ON YOUR WAY TO A MISSION FLYING THE MISSIONS BROUGHT MUCH HAPPINESS ..YES i GOT THE MISSION DONE WITH SUCCESS AND SAFETY AS YOU TAUGHT ME TO DO ...SO MANY PEOPLE MOURN YOUR LOSS PLEASE WATCH OVER US AND KEEP US SAFE TILL WE MEET AGAIN MY BROTHER i WILL MISS YOU WITH HONOR LOVE AND RESPECT I WILL CARRY ON WITH SADNESS AND NEVER FORGET YOU GBNF  

BARB FITZPATRICK
WWR.WILCOUNTY ABATE
Posted by: joker1956, July 17, 2012, 4:03am; Reply: 39
I had the great honor of riding with you and you would always greet me as a friend. Now you are riding the High road. God Bless my brother the road will miss you but your memory will live on with every mission. Rest in peace Ron your presents will always be felt by thous of us that had the great honor of riding with you.  
Posted by: Krack, July 17, 2012, 7:17am; Reply: 40
Our condolences to family and friends of Ron. Rest in peace!
Posted by: msholler, July 17, 2012, 9:06am; Reply: 41
Rest in Peace....
Mike Sholler
"topdog"
Posted by: Pinky1977, July 17, 2012, 11:06am; Reply: 42
RIP Ron.  Ride free.
Prayers and healing thoughts to the family and friends of this fine man.
Posted by: Jinksey, July 17, 2012, 12:24pm; Reply: 43
Rest in peace Ron, thank you for your commitment to honoring our Hero's.
Posted by: Fitz, July 17, 2012, 3:36pm; Reply: 44
RIP BROTHER. YOU WILL BE GREATLY MISSED BY YOUR SOLDIER HEROS, AND YOUR FRIENDS
Posted by: Coastie, July 17, 2012, 3:42pm; Reply: 45
Condolences are offered to the family and friends.  Ron has been met at the gates of Region 7 by the great people who preceeded him and given a warm "Welcome Home!"

For the rest of us:

The planning is done, the stage is set,
We travel now to honor our best.
With sincere humility, respect and pride,
Light 'em up, friends, It's Time to Ride!
Posted by: Lisabeth, July 17, 2012, 6:14pm; Reply: 46
Many thoughts and prayers going out for Ron Oswald, his Family, his Friends and to the WWR for such a great loss. Veteran or not in doing what he did for Our Men and Women in uniform Ron will forever be a Warrior Watch Rider. May he RIP.
Posted by: CPD, July 17, 2012, 10:28pm; Reply: 47
My sincere condolences to Ron's Family and Friends.  The pain will ease but the loss will always be with us.  

Andy
Posted by: LT BOOTS, July 18, 2012, 5:29pm; Reply: 48
Ron my heart goes to your family, Biological and Warriors Watch. You were a heck of a rider, and now I'm a little envious you'll be riding with our crew in region 7. Try to keep it under 120mph up there and rally the guys for a flagline welcome when our next hero reaches you.   You're in our hearts!
Posted by: Calamity, July 18, 2012, 7:50pm; Reply: 49
Thinking of you and hoping tonight's heartache is being eased by sharing good stories, fond memories and loving hugs.  
Posted by: matter, July 20, 2012, 10:48am; Reply: 50
Ron,

I will miss seeing you at missions, often times looking exactly like that picture in the first post.  Reclining comfortably on your ride, patiently waiting for your next opportunity to thank our fightin' men and women..

With this post we'll move you officially into Region 7 where you will ride with JonD, Deb, Mike, Irish and all our other WWR members who now continue the mission for all eternity.

Until we ride together again.........

-matter
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