Ronald C. Roering, 81, Sartell

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Ronald C. Roering, 81


Dec. 19, 1937-Aug. 1, 2019

Ronald C. Roering, 81, of Sartell, died peacefully on Aug. 1. He had Parkinson’s disease for many years.

His funeral was held Aug. 3 at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Sartell. The Rev. Timothy Baltes officiated. Burial was Aug. 5 at the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery, Little Falls.

Roering was born at home on Dec. 19, 1937 the third of 12 children, in New Munich, Minnesota to Arnold and Viola (Braun) Roering. He graduated from Melrose High School and proudly served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1957-1960. After the military, he worked in Long Beach, California before returning home. He married Janice Notch on Aug. 29, 1964 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Melrose. They moved to Sartell in 1970. He was employed by Fairway Foods for many years, J & B Wholesale and Coborn’s Inc. He was a member of St. Francis Xavier Parish and a past member of the Sauk Rapids American Legion Post #254.

Roering enjoyed playing cards, fishing, golfing and watching sports. He will be lovingly remembered for his witty one-liners.

Survivors include his beloved wife of almost 55 years, Janice; children, Brent (Shelly VanReese) of Carson City, Nevada, Amy Roering (Bill Cobian) of Plymouth, Marlene (Tony) Straszewski of Wayzata, Michael (Lindsey Dickinson) of Minneapolis, Ann (Phil) Schultz of Chicago, Illinois; 10 grandchildren, Antonio (Abby) VanReese-Jasso, Aliksandr VanReese-Jasso, Michael and Nicholas Straszewski, Olivia and Isabella VanReese-Roering, Oliver and Viola Schultz, Ruby and Leo Roering; great-grandson, Antonio Jasso; siblings, Lyla (Henry) Berling, Kenneth (Janice) Roering, Kathy (Ken) Gerding, Marie (Roger) Winning, Janice (Tom) Schmitt, Arnie (Annette), David, Paul (Marjorie), Sue (Robert) Bodell; sister-in-law, Nancy Roering; and many nieces, nephews and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; siblings, Arlene (Bill Sr.) Warman and Tom Roering; niece, Lori Winning; and nephew, Keith Berling.

A heartfelt thank you to St. Croix Hospice, Comfort Keepers and the VA Medical Center for their compassionate care.

Author: Janelle Von Pinnon

Von Pinnon has been publishing the St. Joseph Newsleader since 1989, the Sartell-St. Stephen Newsleader since 1995 and the Sauk Rapids-Rice Newsleader since 2015. She graduated from Minnesota State University-Moorhead with degrees in mass communications (with an emphasis on print journalism) and biology. She lives in southeast St. Cloud with her husband and two children.

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