Ronald J. Altstadt, 80, South Padre Island, Texas

Ronald Joseph Altstadt (1939-2020) passed away on February 27, 2020. He was born on April 25, 1939, the third son of Clarence Altstadt and Cornelia Johann Altstadt in Evansville.

Ron attended Mater Dei High School in Evansville, graduating in 1957. He attended Quincy College in Quincy, Illinoia, on an athletic scholarship where he played basketball and tennis. Graduating with a degree in education, he taught and coached at Washington Catholic High School for two years. There he met and courted Carolyn Kramer whom he married in 1962. After a short time working for U.S. Rubber, he returned to his true vocation teaching at St. Meinrad College/Seminary in St. Meinrad. In his thirty years there, he taught physical education, education, and oversaw student teaching. As athletic director he coached soccer, tennis, basketball, golf and cross country.

Ron was an avid golfer and fisherman. In his retirement he enjoyed mowing the grass, riding the Merry-Go-Round and Old Time Cars with his grandchildren at Holiday World. He also enjoyed the ocean view from his condo on South Padre Island.

He is survived by his loving wife Carolyn of 57 years; his children, Scott Joseph (Sabine) of Switzerland, Mary Ratliff (Kevin) of Friendswood, Texas, Tom (Amanda) of Louisville, Kentucky; older brother, Jerry, of Huntingburg; and 7 grandchildren, Hannah, Julia, Katherine Ratliff, Ian, Colin Altstadt, Sophia, and Daphne Altstadt.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence and Cornelia Altstadt, and oldest brother, Clarence (Leftie) Altstadt, Jr.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society or the Arthritis Foundation.

Arrangements are pending and a celebration of life will be held at a later date.

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