Ronald J. "Chook" Cadwallader Sr., 71, Portage, died Tuesday. He was born in Portage, son of John and Margaret (Smerk) Cadwallader. Surviving are his wife, Christine (Simo); four children: Ronald Jr., Kim Plummer, Todd, and Robin Davis; and seven grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Tammy; and a brother, John. At the request of the deceased, there will be no viewing or visitation. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 18, 2013, at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Church, Portage. Arrangements are by Matthew R. Decort Funeral Home Inc., Portage.