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National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

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Firefighter
Age: 55
Year of Death: 2022

Jack Kelly Ronco

Jack Kelly Ronco was born June 20, 1966, in Valparaiso, Indiana, to Daniel and Gail (Spencer) Ronco. Jack worked for Wiers Chevy in DeMotte, but his true passion was with the LaCrosse Volunteer Fire Department. Jack was hungry for knowledge and tried to learn as much as he could about firefighting. He was a fire inspector, served as an instructor for new recruits, and took many classes to better himself as a firefighter. He was a four-time winner of the Harold A. Hall Top Responder of the Year award for his department.

Jack was a U.S. Army veteran, but the military life was not for him.

In his spare time, Jack was a longtime member of the Pegasus Command Online Game Community. Jack will always be remembered for his big heart, contagious laughter, and ability to brighten any room he walked into. Jack would have given the shirt off his back to anyone in need, which is what made
him an amazing firefighter. He loved to help people.

Jack was an extremely talented musician, and music was a large part of his life. He specialized in guitar, wrote music, and sang too. Since he was a young man, he had always been part of a band with friends and family.

On April 4, 1994, Jack married Glenda Roush, the love of his life. Glenda survives, along with his mother, Gail Ronco; children, Jessica (Jose) Rivera and Matt Ronco; sister, Joy (Dave) Newton; brothers, Jerry (Karen) Ronco, Jeff (Sandi) Ronco, and Jason Ronco; numerous loving nieces and nephews; and his great nephew, Danny. Jack was preceded in death by his father, Daniel, and brother, Jimmy.

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