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Ronald J. Poklar

May 22, 1940 ~ December 13, 2023 (age 83) 83 Years Old

Ronald Poklar Obituary

Ronald J. Poklar [Ronnie] was born on May 22,1940 and Passed away on December 13,2023. He will be greatly missed by daughter Amber Poklar, grandson Graeham, longtime girlfriend Marcia Buegel, her daughter Angela and many good friends. Ron spent his early years as a celebrity bartender at some of Milwaukee's iconic establishments. The Ad Lib, John Ernst Cafe and The University Club were nightspots where all the regulars knew Ronnie.
His stories about interactions with some of Milwaukee’s characters seemed unbelievable until you met someone who verified that they had been there and these things had really happened.

Ron also developed an incredible knowledge base in all aspects of home acquisition, repair and remodeling. He put this to use in restoring and renovating many vintage structures on the East Side and in Bay View. He had a knack for maintaining their classic ambiance while updating the comfort and efficiency levels. Ronnie loved sharing his knowledge So many people, including tenants in his rentals, now have more successful and comfortable lives due to the encouragement and expertise he enjoyed sharing with them. If you rented from Ronnie you also had a friend, someone who would take you to lunch, lend you one of his classic vehicles in a pinch, support and encourage your business and invite you to his epic Christmas Eve parties.

He was a kind soul who would help friends and strangers. He was not patient but he was forgiving. If you crossed him you would get another chance. 

His hobby of collecting unique vehicles was one of his true joys. You may have noticed him around town in one of his mid 80’s Dodge Rangers. He picked the daily color according to his mood but the yellow one was his favorite.
Ronnie, we will miss your good heart, crazy stories and sage advice.

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