Arizona Obituary Archive

Search      Post Obituary

Ronald L. Liesen

Posted 2023-05-28 by mhenderson
Published by Today's News Herald from May 25 to May 26, 2023 -
Lake Havasu City, Arizona -

Lake Havasu City pioneer Ronald L. Liesen peacefully passed away at his
home, Sunday, May 7, 2023 with family and his dog at his side.

Born July 4, 1940, in Quincy, IL, he grew up in Quincy and then attended
Notre Dame where he played football and earned his degrees in education.
In 1963, he married his childhood sweetheart, Linda Liesen (Culver).

With the pioneer spirit they escaped the big city of Chicago to a desert
town of only a couple thousand people called Lake Havasu City in 1967
where he began his 28-year long career.

Ron served the schools in many capacities, ranging from being a coach,
teacher, mentor, assistant principal, and principal for several schools.
He was involved in many civic, fraternal, and service organizations, and
was a charter member of several of them as Lake Havasu grew into Lake
Havasu City. After the passing of his first wife, he married Mickey
Liesen (Quiggle) in 1981, who passed away in 2004.

Ron is survived by his son, Jim Liesen (Vanessa) of Lake Havasu City,
and daughter Laura Grisham (Steve), Chandler, Stepson Dave Quiggle
(Ann), step granddaughter Jenna Quiggle, and step grandson Taylor
Quiggle. Stepdaughter Jean Oxley (Gary) and step grandson Andrew. He's
also survived by five step grandchildren.

Ron was a lifelong outdoorsman and educator. He enjoyed training his
hunting dogs, fishing, and hunting with friends and family. He always
had empathy and the wisdom of experience which gave him a manner of
teaching that made people feel that they were being talked 'with'
instead of talked 'to' and with that he was highly respected as a leader
in all his endeavors.

Services will be held on June 6, 2023, at 11 a.m. at Our Lady of the
Lake Catholic Church. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that
donations be made to the Lake Havasu Bass Club which helps teach kids
how to fish and learn about the outdoors. Services were entrusted to the
care of Lietz Fraze Funeral Home.

Note: These obituaries are transcribed as published and are submitted by volunteers who have no connection to the families. They do not write the obituaries and have no further information other than what is posted within the obituaries. We do not do personal research. For this you would have to find a volunteer who does this or hire a professional researcher.

Questions About This Project?