Ronald Edward Newman passed to the Lord's hands on Sunday, Dec. 1, 2019.

Ronald was born July 16, 1940, to Helen and Edward Newman. He grew up in Brownsdale and Austin. He graduated from Austin High School in 1958. He met the love of his life, Patricia Stoike, in 1959. They married on Oct. 15, 1960. They just celebrated 59 years of marriage. They were blessed with two daughters. Ron worked in the auto body trade until his retirement in 1999. He was a proud member of the Prior Lake Lions Club. In the spring of 1998, they moved to LeRoy to retire. Ron enjoyed carpentry, antique tractors, searching the internet for a good deal, visiting with friends, a good joke, and spending time with his family.

Left to embrace his memory are his wife, Patricia; daughters, Dagny (Chris) Marxen and Janelle (Mike) Wachlin; grandchildren, Sullivan (Amanda) Marxen, Garrett Marxen, Elliott Marxen, Lucas Wachlin and Ahna Wachlin; brother, Bruce (Deb) Newman; sister, Sylvia Cart; sister-in-law, Susan (Ralph) Erickson; and aunts and many cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers-in-law, Michael Stoike and William Cart; and his in-laws, Charles and Jean Stoike; as well as aunts, uncles and cousins.

Funeral Services for Ronald will be held 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5 at Bethany Bible Church in LeRoy. Interment will be at the LeRoy Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 2 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the church prior to the service.

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