Ronald Lee Koebernick, 78, of Wilton died Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2020, at Mayo Health Center in La Crosse.

He was born to Sylvia Koebernick on Nov. 22, 1942. He was a member of the Wilton High School graduating class of 1960. He joined the U.S. Army in 1964 and was discharged in 1970, serving during the Vietnam War. He enjoyed horses, country dancing, and telling jokes. He worked as a heavy-equipment operator before he retirement. Ron was a very hard worker. He was rough, tough, and as strong of a cowboy as they come.  He was also fun-loving and generous with others, always giving his help to anyone who needed it. 

He is survived by two children, Lori  (Ludwig) Frison of Milton, Wis., and Brian (Danielle) Koebernick of Fort Atkinson Wis.; five grandchildren, Anthony and Kylee Koebernick and Chelsea, Nicole and Wyatt Frison; a brother, Terry (Cindy) of Overland Park, Kan.; an uncle, Kenneth Koebernick of Wilton; and a cousin, Ted Koebernick of Janesville.

He was preceded by his mother and his aunts, Marion Jackson and Grace Schell.

A graveside service will be at 11:15 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 19, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Cemetery, Wilton. Pastor Cathleen Morris will officiate. Military honors will be by the Hanson-Stark-Leith-Paeth American Legion Post 508.

Relatives and friends are invited to call on Saturday at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 401 Mill St., Wilton, from 9–11 a.m. 

Due to Covid-19 if you would like to attend the visitation but are in a high-risk category, you may call the Smith-Nelson Funeral Home, Wilton to arrange a time to visit.  

Those in attendance are encouraged to wear a mask and respect social distancing according to CDC guidelines.  Online condolences may be sent to

The Smith-Nelson Funeral Home in Wilton is assisting the family with arrangements.