Ron was born in 1936 to Eusebius and Rose (Kohlar) Pfau in Stevensville, Montana. He was the second child of seven children. Ron graduated from Stevensville High where he played football, basketball, track, and baseball.
After graduation, Ron joined the US Navy. He has always said this was the best choice that he could have made. He went to such places as Roundalap to test the native people for radiation and served in the Korean War. He went to the Arctic to help with the DEW line. One time while at sea, they were in a typhoon and were not sure if they would survive. Ron, being the radioman, had to message for help. He received a letter of commendation from President Eisenhower.
After the Navy, Ron attended college at Western Montana College where he pursued a degree in elementary education. Besides getting an education, Ron met his first wife, Cody Townsend. They had two boys, Jeff and Doug. Cody died in 1978. Ron enjoyed doing many outdoor activities with his boys like hunting and fishing, and being involved in coaching their sporting activities.
Ron started his teaching career in Twin Bridges, Montana. While he was teaching, he also continued his education and received his master’s degree from WMC and his administration credentials from University of Montana. He became principal of Twin Bridges Elementary where he was a volunteer fireman, served on the city council, and was an active member of the Rotary Club.
In 1979, Ron and the boys moved to Ennis to begin a new role as the principal of Ennis Elementary. Ron also taught PE and coached 5th and 6th grade basketball and high school track. Ron was selected as the first Montana Assistant Coach of the Year in 1989. Ron had a passion for teaching children and seeing them blossom into success, whatever their endeavors.
In 1980, Ron married Sandra Frazier and changed the dynamics of his household. He added four women to his male abode. He became a father to Revae, Brenda, and Leigh. Following all five children in their many activities took up a lot of his time. But his role of becoming a grandfather changed his life forever. He found a love that filled his heart to overflowing. He enjoyed his role as grandfather to every grandchild and loved watching them grow. After the nest was empty, Ron and Sandra enjoyed many trips and vacations
Ron passed away on January 13 of a cardiac arrest. He is survived by his wife, Sandra; children: Jeffrey (Tina), Douglas (Meg), Revae (Koichi), Brenda (Jeff), Leigh; grandchildren: Cody Lee, McKayla, Cody Mae, Zane, Wyatt, Miana, Aleena, Macee, Jenna, Kate, C.J.; greatgrandchildren: Tehya, Piper; siblings: Eusebius (Sabe), Leonard, Glenda, Ricky (Jim), Margie (Terry), & Beverly (Larry).