Ronnie J. Schauer, 69

Ronnie Julius Schauer, age 69, of Winsted, passed away Sept. 26, 2020.

He was born Aug. 1, 1951, in Watertown, MN, to Martin and Viola (Gatz) Schauer.

Ron was baptized Aug. 19, 1951, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Winsted, MN, by Reverend Vomhof, and confirmed June 6, 1965, by Reverend Garth Baker.

He graduated from Howard Lake High School in 1969, and then worked at Sterner Lighting for several years.

He was a life-long, faithful member of St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, and was a Sunday school teacher, and one-time financial secretary of the church.

In his early years, he enjoyed fishing, camping, and trap shooting. Along with his brother Gary, Ron was a grand marshal of the Winsted Summer Festival.

Ron was preceded in death by his parents, Martin Schauer in 2002, and Viola Schauer in 2013; and brother, Gary Schauer in 2019.

He is survived by several cousins, and other relatives.

A funeral service took place Oct. 1, at 11 a.m. with visitation beginning at 9 a.m. at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Winsted. The Reverend Dave Hormann officiated. Organist for the funeral was Kay Knutson, and vocalist was Bruce Gatz. Interment followed at the Winsted Public Cemetery.

Chilson Funeral Home served the family. Online condolences may be directed to www.chilsonfuneralhome.com.

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