Ronald J. Smith

Ronald J. Smith of Grafton passed away suddenly of a heart attack at his home on Tuesday, March 28, 2023, at the age of 61 years.

Ron was born on July 4, 1961, in Milwaukee, the son of the late William R. Smith and the late Violet B. (nee Brandt) Smith.

He attended high school in Milwaukee and went on to further his education at Milwaukee Area Technical College to purse a degree in accounting.

Shortly after attending MATC, Ron took a job working various roles at Bank One in Milwaukee, where he would work for the next 21 years.

Ron took a new job, working himself up to an account manager, in the fraud division at Dental-Quest, which is now owned by Sun-Life. He was a faithful and dedicated employee for more than 20 years until his sudden passing.

Ron had a zest for life and truly enjoyed spending time with his many family members and friends. His passing will create a void in the hearts of all who knew him and were touched by his contagious smile.

Ron had a strong faith and attended St. Joseph Catholic Church in Grafton.

Ron is survived by his loving and devoted partner of 42 years, Chuck Aldenhoff, brothers Donald Smith, Richard (Colleen) Smith and Doug (Barb) Smith and sister-in-law Virginia Schroeder, along with her family.

Ron is further survived by his special friends Dennis and Jill Haupt and Linda Lemanczyk, many other relatives and friends.

Ron was preceded in death by his parents and brother Robert Smith.

A celebration of life service will be held on Friday, April 14, 2023, at 4 p.m. at Mueller Funeral Home and Crematory, 979 N. Green Bay Rd., Grafton. The family will receive friends and relatives on Friday from 2 p.m. until the service.

Ron will be laid to rest next to his parents at Highland Memorial Park in New Berlin.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to the National Heart Association or to the charity of your choice are appreciated.

Please visit to view the Ronald J. Smith video tribute or to send online condolences to the Aldenhoff and Smith families.



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