Ronald W. "Ron" Engelmeyer

Obituary for Ronald W. "Ron" Engelmeyer

April 7, 1943 - September 28, 2015
Saint Rosa, Minnesota | Age 72


Ronald W. "Ron" Engelmeyer, age 72 of St. Rosa, died after complications from a stroke on Monday, September 28, 2015 at the St. Cloud Hospital in St. Cloud, Minnesota.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, October 2 at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in St. Rosa with Rev. Daniel Walz officiating and Rev. Roger Klassen, O.S.B. concelebrating. Interment will be in the parish cemetery with military honors provided by the Melrose Veterans Honor Guard.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday and from 8:30 to 10 a.m. Friday at the Patton-Schad Funeral Home in Melrose. Parish prayers will be held at 5 p.m. followed by the St. Rosa Lions at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Ronald William Engelmeyer was born April 7, 1943 in St. Rosa, Minnesota to Christ and Bertha (Herzog) Engelmeyer. He graduated from Melrose High School and from St. Cloud State University. Ron served with the Army National Guard where he completed his service obligation. On May 3, 1980 he married Mary Kay Schiffler at Seven Dolors Catholic Church in Albany. Ron founded Engelmeyer Land Surveying in Melrose in 1982. He was a member of St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in St. Rosa where he served on the church council. Ron was a founding member of the St. Rosa Lions Club where served as president in 1988, 1989, 2006, and 2007, and also received the Melvin Jones award in 2005. He was a member of the American Legion Post 101 in Melrose and the Minnesota Society of Professional Surveyors.

Ron would start his mornings at the St. Rosa Store for coffee with his friends. He enjoyed golfing, watching the Minnesota Gophers, Vikings, Twins, and St. John's Johnnies football. He was an avid sports fan who enjoyed taking trips with his friends around the U.S. visiting different baseball stadiums. He enjoyed fishing at the lake, using his John Deere equipment, and loved spending time with his family and friends, especially with his wife and sons.

Survivors include his three sons, David Engelmeyer of St. Rosa, Christopher Engelmeyer of St. Rosa, and Peter Engelmeyer of Wayzata; brothers and sisters, Roger (MaryAnn) Engelmeyer of St. Rosa, Alice McKinney of St. Louis Park, Caroline Engelmeyer of St. Cloud, Gloriann (Jerry) Thomes of Little Falls, and Mary Jane (John) Klaphake of St. Rosa; and sister-in-law, Marge Engelmeyer of St. Rosa.

Ron was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Kay Engelmeyer on February 28, 2012; parents; and brother, Art Engelmeyer.

Serving as casket bearers will be David Engelmeyer, Chris Engelmeyer, Peter Engelmeyer, Jay Engelmeyer, Michael Klaphake, and Glen Engelmeyer. Cross bearer will be Paula Weber and scripture bearer will be Karen Gruber.


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St. Rosa, MN 56331

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