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Ron Anderson - W9RMA - SK (May 31, 1945 - August 8, 2022)

Monday, August 15, 2022

Hello All,
It is with great sadness that I have learned of the passing of one of our retired members, Ron Anderson, W9RMA.

Ron was a long time member of the MMSN for as long as I can remember.

Ron retired with 30 years from the Chippewa County Sheriff's Department in Wisconsin having served as the Sheriff of Chippewa County.

We learned of Ron's illness some months ago but Ron wanted to retire from the MMSN without letting others know of his illness. We wanted to respect his wishes.

Please say a prayer for his family and keep them in your thoughts.

As one retired law enforcement officer to another, this particularly hits home for me. Ron was always an easy talk as we had so much in common. He will be missed for sure.

Till we meet again my friend, "May the wind be always at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face; the rains fall soft upon your fields and until we meet again, may God hold you in the palm of His hand".

Jeff Savasta, KB4JKL
Net Manager
Maritime Mobile Service Network

Monday, August 15, 2022

I am very saddened to learn of the passing of Ron Anderson – W9RMA. For many years, my timeslot followed his. He always had a kind and gentle heart and never meet a stranger. Ron will be sorely missed.

My prayers go out to Ron’s family and friends.

Fair winds and following seas!

With a heavy heart,
Bobby Graves - KB5HAV
Assistant Manager
Maritime Mobile Service Network

Tuesday, August 16, 2022

The following is from the online obituary from Pederson-Volker Funeral Chapel & Cremation Services found at

Ronald M. Anderson, 77, of Chippewa Falls, died peacefully at home under the care of Mayo Hospice on Monday, August 8, 2022.

Ron was born on May 31, 1945, in Hornell, NY. He was adopted by Malcolm and Louise (Aasrud) Anderson. He graduated from Chippewa Falls High School in the class of 1964. Ron attended CVTC graduating with associate degrees in Electronics and Data Processing. He joined the Chippewa County Sheriff’s Department in 1969, serving in many different roles, retiring as the County Sheriff in 1999.

Ron married Shirley Henderson on June 22, 1968, at Central Lutheran Church in Chippewa Falls. Shirley and Ron were blessed with two children, Christopher and Lisa. He was preceded in death by his adoptive parents and daughter Lisa. He is survived by his wife Shirley, son Christopher and one grandchild, Ryland. Ron enjoyed hobbies such as camping, amateur radio, flying, sailing, woodworking, and motorcycles.

The visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 12 noon on Tuesday, August 16, 2022, at Pederson-Volker Funeral Chapel, 44 E. Columbia St. Chippewa Falls. A Law Enforcement walk-through will begin at 11:30 a.m. followed by a time of reflection.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to your local food pantry.

Masks are required.

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Ronald M. Anderson, please visit our floral store.