Ronald Lynn Neubauer, age 56 of Menomonie lost his battle with cancer May 8, 2010. He was born April 15, 1954 in Menomonie, the son of the late Edna(Hammer) and Harold Neubauer. \n \n Ron fought a yearlong battle with cancer. Although the diagnosis of terminal cancer was devastating, he handled it with courage, dignity and a very positive attitude. Some of his comments regarding his condition were: "Let's not be too negative about this now." & "Although we've been dealt a pretty bad hand here, we'll just have to make the best of it." & "It won't do any good to mope around about this. That wouldn't be good for me and it wouldn't be good for anyone else either." & " I don't spend too much time dwelling on this, We have more important things to do right now." \n \n Ron's mother had an old adage that she often repeated when he was growing up. It went something like this: There is so much good in the worst of us, and so much bad in the best of us, that it ill-behooves any of us to talk about the rest of us. Ron remembered those words and he lived by them. He looked for the "good" in everyone. Ron took the time and enjoyed visiting with friends whenever he had the chance. He was a kind and gentle person who was liked by all who knew him. No doubt, Ron was rich in friends and experiences. We were fortunate to have him in our lives for the time we had. Ron had a unique talent with animals, particularly horses. He understood them and their subtle differences. He was able to make himself understood by them in a kind, patient, non-threatening way. Most of Ron's free time was spent with horses. He was involved in many horse activities such as; saddle club, pony and horse pulling, gaming events, as well as farrier work and breaking horses for others. Ron had a great sense of humor and he maintained his humor, even when final decisions were being made. Some of his comments were: "At times I used to think about growing old and having to live in a nursing home for 5 or 10 years after my body and mind were gone. Well, at least I don't have to worry about that now." & "I'd donate my organs to someone if I thought it would do any good, but I think my organs are pretty well used up." & "I'd like to have my ashes sprinkled somewhere at the farm. It doesn't matter too much exactly where, maybe some place that could use a little fertilizer." & "I wouldn't mind a little marker some place though, so my family and friends could come to visit me once in a while." \n \n Ron was preceded in death by his parents, mother Edna (Hammer) Neubauer and father Harold Neubauer, nephew Charles Neubauer, brother-in-law James Dougherty, and cousins Roger Doane and Sandra (Gesche) Metzger. \n \n Ron married Patricia Perry in 1974. He is survived by Patti, their son Jason (Angie) Perry & grandson Michael, as well as Patti's father Virgil Perry. \n Ron married Peggy Nelson in 1985. He is survived by Peggy and their children, Jonathan, Sara and Angela and a wonderful mother-in-law Marian Nelson. He is also survived by sisters and brothers: Donna (Ronald) Tietz, Richard (Susan) Neubauer, Dean (Penny) Neubauer and Carol Dougherty. Also aunts: Verna Geshe, Lois Neubauer, Vera Doane and Chris Hannack as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins. \n \n A memorial service will be held at 11:00 am, Saturday May 15, 2010 in Knapp at the United Methodist Church with Pastor James Harrington officiating. A visitation will be from 4:00 to 7:00 pm, Friday May 14, 2010 at the Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie and 1 hour prior to the service at the church on Saturday. \n \n May Ron's Life here after be filled with sunshine, good friends, good conversation, humor and good horses. May God watch over him and may he rest in peace.