Funerals & Memorials
Funeral Notices . . .
Ronald Alexander McDonald
(January 24, 1941 – December 9, 2013)
Ron McDonald, age 72, of Nerstrand, MN, passed away peacefully on Monday, December 9, 2013, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, December 13th at 10:30 a.m. at the Church of St. Dominic in Northfield. Burial will take place in Calvary Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Thursday, December 12th from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Bierman Funeral Home in Northfield, and on Friday one hour prior to the service at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association.
Ron is survived by Diane, his loving wife of 50 years, and his son William and his wife Maryan and their three children, Kathleen, Alexander and Anna. In addition, he is survived by his brother Jerome (Jane) McDonald and his three children, his sister Janice McDonald, three sisters-in-law, Connie (John) Samaras, Patricia Leonard, and Joan (Richard) Stanger, and many nieces, nephews and friends.
Ron was born in Chicago, IL, on January 24, 1941. He was a graduate of Fenwick High School and Loyola University. He married Diane on September 28, 1963, and they lived in many places before making their home in Minnesota. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, brother-in-law, uncle, great uncle and friend. He was an airborne officer, an executive, an entrepreneur and, in retirement, a hobby farmer. He was known for his integrity, insight, generosity, compassion and wit. He positively impacted and will be missed by many until we see him again.
Funeral arrangements are by the Bierman Funeral Home in Northfield.