Ron Werner

Ron Werner

Ronald "Ron" Werner died peacefully at the Waters Memory Care Unit on June 20th, 2020 in Rochester, Minnesota at the age of 85. Ron was born in St Paul, Minnesota on November 4, 1934 to Herbert and Florence Werner. He had one brother, Jerry, who preceded him in death. Ron attended one year at Hamline University before he joined the Marine Corps. He was enlisted for three years and served in the Korean War. When he returned, he completed his degrees in history and physical education at Hamline University. He taught briefly in St. Paul and then accepted a high school teaching position in Middle River, Minnesota where he also coached multiple team sports. He moved to Rochester in 1966 to be a social studies and history teacher as well as head track and cross country coach at John Marshall High School. While coaching, he led the teams to multiple Big 9 and Regional championships as well as trips to the State High School tournaments. Ron was inducted into the Rochester Quarterback Club Hall of Fame in 2002. While at John Marshall, Ron also directed multiple musicals and plays. Ron had a positive impact on the lives of countless young people. He and his ex-wife, Heather, raised two sons, Lance and Brett Werner. Lance and his wife, Janet, have 2 children: Jessica (Benjamin)Murdock and Michael Werner as well as a great granddaughter, Alexandra; step great grandchildren, Owen and Cassandra; and several granddogs. Ron's son, Brett, preceded him in death. Ron married Karen Maeder on June 11, 1983.


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