Ronald Anderson,75, of Rochester,MN died on Tuesday (August 2, 2022) of natural causes at his home.
Ronald Dale Anderson was born on April 19, 1947 in Devils Lake, North Dakota to Murhl Hoffmeyer Anderson and Raymond Anderson. He moved with his family as a young boy to Minneapolis where he grew up and attended Minnehaha Acadamy, graduated in 1965. He attended Winona State University and was a good athlete starting on the football team. He enlisted into the US Marines serving 2 years including duty in Viet Nam. After his discharge hed returned to Minnesota. Ronald was married to Linda E. Bauman on May 27, 1967. Following their marriage the couple lived in Winona before moving to Plymouth,MN and then Rochester. They were divorced in 2002. Ron was a stockbroker for many years and managed Universal Ford in Rochester. He continued to make his home in Rochester with his life partner Cheryl Nelson Dirksmeyer. He was a past member of Salem Road Covenant Church in Rochester. He also was on the board for Ironwood Springs Christian Ranch and Minnesota Bible College. Ron enjoyed pastimes – music and playing guitar, fishing, painting, photography, sports; he had an extensive guitar collection. He enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.
Ronald is survived by Cheryl, his life partner of 16 years of Rochester; 3 daughters- Heather (Steve) Goodman of Tampa FL, Jill (Erik) Ullanderson of St. Paul,MN, and Kathryn Anderson of St. Paul,MN; his mother - Murhl Anderson of Rochester; Step children - Christopher Dirksmeyer of Rochester and Meri Dirksmeyer of Mpls, MN; grandchildren - Justin, Shaun, Ian, Declan and Zac and 2 great-grandchildren- Jayden and Gabriel. Ron was preceded in death by his father and 2 grandsons - Nicholas and Reid.
A time of visitation for family and friends will take place from 5 to 7:00 PM on Friday(August 12, 2022) at Macken River Park Chapel in Rochester. A private family burial will take place at Fort Snelling Cemetery in Minneapolis at a later date. Arrangements are with Griffin-Gray F.H. in Stewartville. Condolences and memories of Ron are welcome at www.griffin-gray.com