Ron Strmiska was born in Soldiers Grove, Wisconsin on June 12, 1941 to Floyd and Mabel Strmiska. He passed away at his home in Stockton at the age of 73 on September 3rd. Ron is survived by his wife of 54 years, Retha. Children, Ron Jr (Dana), Shelly (Bob Bognaes) and Ryan (Roxanne). Ten grandchildren, Robert, Richard (Renee) & Ross (Rachel) Strmiska, Darcy Walter, Daniel & Drew Bognaes, Chase, Mia, Adam & Olivia Strmiska. One great-grandchild Joshua with two more great grandchildren expected in 2015 and mother-in-law Ruby Whitmire of Banta, CA. Ron was preceded in death by his parents, sister Carol, brother-in-law Wayne Smith and grandson Ian Strmiska.
Ron was employed as a welder for 28 years at South San Joaquin Irrigation District in Manteca. Ron raced for 30 years at Stockton 99 Speedway and was the Stockton track champion in 1978 and 1979. Ron was inducted to Manteca's Hall of Distinction "Sports Heroes" in 2009.
A celebration of life will be held at PL Fry's in Manteca on September 10th at 11:00am followed by a reception at Chez Shari' in Manteca.
Manteca (CA) Bulletin
Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014