Ronald W. Onnen

Rochester, Minnesota

Feb 3, 1929 – Jan 16, 2018 (Age 88)


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Ronald was born on February 3, 1929 and passed away on Tuesday, January 16, 2018. Ronald was a resident of Minnesota at the time of passing. After graduating from Manson High School in 1947, Ron decided to become a pastor. Ron and Dee then moved to Rochester, where he continued his ministry with visitation work at congregations in rural Rochester, Albert Lea, Owatonna and Wabasha, Wisconsin. Funeral services will be Saturday, January 20, at 11:00 am at Mount Olive Lutheran Church, Rochester. Visitation will be Friday, January 19, from 5-7 pm at the church, and one hour before the service. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Parkinson's Foundation ( JAN 19. 05:00 PM - 07:00 PM Mount Olive Lutheran Church 2830 18th Avenue NW Rochester, MN, US, 55901 JAN 20. 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Mount Olive Lutheran Church 2830 18th Avenue NW Rochester, MN, US, 55901.

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A life well lived. I remember Pastor Ron fondly. He was a sweet man. When I asked him one time if women could become pastors he said "no." He probably accepted the inevitable when they were ordained. We all loved him especially my parents who worshiped the ground he walked on. Know our thoughts are with you. God's peace be with you.


Dear Dee & Family,
Our family extends our deepest condolences. Pastor Onnen was indeed a special man to many and especially to our family. May you find comfort in God's eternal gift of everlasting life and knowing that Pastor Onnen is in the arms of our loving Lord and Savior.

Dear Dee & Family,
May God bless and comfort you in your time of sorrow. I know Ron touched many lives during his ministry over the years. Dee, you have always been very special to us and continue to be in our thoughts and prayers.

In Christ's Love,

John, Sonia, Andrew & Elizabeth Langemo