Ronald “Ron” Lehnertz

Macken Funeral Home Memorial Photo
Date of Birth:
Thursday, June 11, 1936
Date of Death:
Wednesday, March 24, 2021
Age:
84 years old

Visitation

Date: Monday March 29, 2021
Time: 10:00 am

Location: River Park Chapel at Macken Funeral Home [ view map ]

Memorial Service

Date: Monday March 29, 2021
Time: 11:00 am

Location: River Park Chapel at Macken Funeral Home [ view map ]

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Macken Funeral Home Memorial Photo
Date of Birth:
Thursday, June 11, 1936
Date of Death:
Wednesday, March 24, 2021
Age:
84 years old
Macken Funeral Home Memorial Photo
Date of Birth:
Thursday, June 11, 1936
Date of Death:
Wednesday, March 24, 2021
Age:
84 years old

Ronald “Ron” Lehnertz

Ronald Raymond Lehnertz, 84, died peacefully Wednesday, March 24, 2021, at St. Marys Hospital in Rochester, MN surrounded by his loved ones. Ron was born June 11, 1936, in Winona, MN, to Raymond and Gertrude Lehnertz. After graduation from Holy Trinity Catholic High School in Rollingstone, MN, he moved to Minneapolis to attend Dunwoody College of Technology. This began his 33 year career as a Machinist Tool & Die Inspector at IBM Rochester, MN, where he retired at the age of 55.

On August 16, 1958, he married his beautiful bride, Rita Lemmer, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, in Minneiska, MN. He was an amazing father to his four children that he raised with his wife Rita, teaching them the values of kindness, work ethic, and family.

Ron especially enjoyed family-time with his children, camping, fishing, and trips up-north. He was always willing to lend a hand and open his heart to anyone in need.

After retirement, Ron enjoyed many years of woodworking out in the shop he built in his garage. This is where he loved creating beautiful treasures & memories with each of the grandchildren.

Ron is survived by his wife, Rita of Rochester; his children, Dan (Bonnie) Lehnertz of Rochester, Sue (Richard) Danielson of Rochester, Sally (Joel) McGovern of Rochester, Lisa of Minneapolis; his brother, Tom of Rollingstone; 9 adoring grandchildren; and 2 great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Paul; his sister, Mary; and his parents.

The Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, March 29, 2021 in the River Park Chapel at Macken Funeral Home, 1119 11 1/2 Street Southeast, Rochester, MN 55904, with Fr. Russ Scepaniak officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service in the chapel. Masks and social distancing are required.

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Our deepest sympathy, you all will be in our prayers.

Dear Rita & Family,     Ron's  passing is very heavy on my heart. I am trying to resolve a conflict for the service so I can attend. If I can't get there I will send my card in the mail. Hopefully you're still at 3554 6th St NW.   In His Love,          Art Maley

To the Lehnertz Family:  Our sincere condolences on the loss of your Husband, Father, Grandfather, Great Grandfather, Brother, and Friend!  None better!  He was a special guy that could build anything.  His specialty was metal, but he loved his woods.  He also loved his beer and lord knows we processed and refined a lot of it.  A hard worker, an honest upright citizen, who we will miss so much.   Have a good trip old buddy and save us a spot......

Our condolences Ron was always a wonderful uncle. So sorry for your loss. Ruth and John

Sue and family, 


My condolences to you and your family.  I did not know your Dad from his days at IBM, but it sounds like he had a long and enjoyable retirement, and was a talented guy!  Cherish your memories...they will get you through this difficult time.


Linda Fields


 

Have my sympathy, Dan, for the loss of your father.  Take courage. I can imagine how you are feeling right now. I have lost my both parents. I lost my father in August 2015 and then my mother in April 2020.


May the soul of your father and all the departed rest in perfect peace.


 

Dear Sally and family,


Please accept my condolences over the passing of your Dad. May all the wonderful memories of your dad sustain you throughout these very difficult times. 


 


Sandy

I will always remember the kindness and loved expressed from Uncle Ronnie. I always thought it was cool when he would set up the family camper in our yard on the farm. Such great memories of our families having fun together. Sending our love and prayers to Aunt Rita, Dan, Sue, Sally, Lisa and their families during this difficult time.


Love John and Ann Brogan