Ronald Eugene Wise
Ron Wise Sr. of Lincoln, NE passed away peacefully on Sunday, October 30, 2022. Ron was born on August 10, 1941, to Earl and Marie (Hawkins) Wise in Beatrice, NE. After his family moved to Lincoln, he attended Whittier Junior High School and then Lincoln High School, where he met his lifelong love, Karen. They were married on January 24, 1960. They were blessed with three sons; Ron Jr., Randy, and Steve, and two sons born at rest; Jeff and Todd. Ron found his love for horses early on in his childhood, which led him to becoming a full-time thoroughbred owner/trainer in 1975. He spent the next 30+ years celebrating victory after victory with family and friends. Ron was always up for a good game of pitch and could never resist a sweet treat, even at 3am. Being around his family was his greatest joy.
He is survived by his sons: Ron Wise Jr. (Lisa), Randy Wise and Steve Wise (Asiya); Grandchildren: Jason Wise, Stacy Masek (Ryan), Jordan Wise (Kacie), Riley and Seth Wise; Great Grandchildren: Ainsley Wise, Harper Masek, Weston Wise, Nora Wise and Henley Masek.
He was preceded in death by his wife Karen, sons Jeff and Todd, Mother Marie, Father Earl, Sister Phyllis Schmidt, and Brother Don Wise.
A grave-site-only service will be held on Wednesday, November 9th, at 3:00pm, at Lincoln Memorial, 6800 S 14th St. **Please meet at Gate 2**
Reception to immediately follow at Lee’s Chicken Restaurant, 1940 W Van Dorn St.
In lieu of flowers, the family humbly requests donations to the Make-A-Wish Foundation in memory of Ron Wise Sr. Donations can be made via postal mail or online: Make-A-Wish® Nebraska, Lincoln Office, 8033 S 15th St. Suite B, Lincoln, NE 68512.
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Funeral Home assisting is Aspen Mortuary, 4822 Cleveland Avenue, Lincoln, NE 68504. To view an on-line obituary or email condolences please visit Aspen Mortuary’s website at www.aspenaftercare.com.
Condolences for Ronald Eugene Wise
My sisters and I send our love and condolences. We are so sorry. Remembering the good times
So sorry to hear about your Dad’s passing.
I have so many great memories of him and your family since Junior High School.
Hugs, love and prayers to you all as you cherish the sweet memories you have shared with him.
So sorry to hear about Ron Sr you all. God bless. He is at peace with Karen now. Hugs.
Sending love and Condolences to the family. Ron was such a nice man and we became pretty close friends years ago, loved playing tennis with him. Thoughts and prayers!
I’m sorry for your families loss. Ron was a very kind man and I grateful we had a chance to meet. We even saw one of his horses race at his invitation. We’ll being praying for your comfort at the loss and the Joy of his promotion home !
My sincere sympathy to my Nephews, Ron Jr; Steve, Randy and their families. They have been there for their dad always and when he needed it the most. I know it was a tough road for Ron, but the pain is over for him. May he Rest In Peace surrounded by his family that went before him. What a a reunion in that must be!
I’m so sorry to hear this. My “curmudgeon ” friend at Turf Paradise. Will always remember you. Condolences to the family
Prayers to the family. I am very sorry to hear about his passing.
Thinking of you all!!
RIP Ron. Ron was a wonderful man who would help young trainers learn about racing from. He is at peace now and will watch racing from his heavenly home. Prayers for his family and friends. He will be missed..
Always enjoyed visiting with Ron. My condolences to his family.
I have so many fond memories of Ron. Such a fun guy and always a gentleman. Sincere condolences to his family during this time.
Love going out to all the Wise family. Always had a great time any time we got to see Senior. He was always full of stories and laughter. I know how much he will be missed.
With Sympathy and Prayers
Patty & Dan
Sorry for your loss, Ron was a good person who always seemed happy and was good for a laugh. I know he will be very much missed.