Ronald Ceo Fish was born to Ceo and Celia Fish of Vernon County, Wisconsin on April 8, 1935. He attended a rural school at Dell, WI, in the Kickapoo Valley; graduated from high school at LaFarge High School in 1953. Later in life he attended Pillsbury Baptist Bible College in Owatonna, Minnesota where he graduated from in 1979 with a Bachelor’s degree in Bible and History.
On December 22, 1956 he married Yvonne J Parker. To this union was born 3 sons; Steven, Mark and Phillip; and 1 daughter, Ellen.
Ronald was a dairy farmer in various areas of Vernon County. beginning at the home farm that had been homesteaded by his maternal grandparents. In 1967, Ronald accepted Jesus Christ as his personal Lord and Savior and began attending Bethlehem Baptist Church in Viroqua, WI. God called Ronald to go to prepare for the ministry in 1974. Leaving his farming life behind he moved his family to Owatonna, MN. Evangelism was his heart?s desire. In 1980 Ronald accepted a call to pastor a small Baptist church in Wells, MN. However, due to a lengthy life of serious health problems, he was advised to try a drier climate, so in August, 1981 he and Yvonne moved to Arizona. While living in Arizona, Ronald has been involved in various levels of house building, cabinet making and other fields of carpentry. Ronald and Yvonne have been faithful members of Tri-City Baptist Church of Chandler for 26 years. Surviving him is his wife of nearly 55 years, Yvonne, of Tempe; sons, Steven of Madison, IN, Mark of Lake Benton, MN, Phillip of Glendale, AZ, and daughter Ellen of Tempe; 14 grand-children, 2 sisters: Alice Olson of La Crosse, WI and Janice Jeffers of Elkhart, IN, 2 brothers: Myron of Alameda, CA and Roger of Oregon, WI. plus many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. A memorial service will be held and Tri-City Baptist Church, Chandler, AZ on Thursday, December 8th at 7:00.