Ronald Elliott Hall, 82, of Rochester, MN. passed away on January 14, 2018 at Mayo Clinic Hospital - St. Marys Campus in Rochester. He was born December 17, 1935 in Albert Lea, MN. to Elliott and Iva (Clementson) Hall. Ron graduated from Emmons, MN High School where he was a three-sport athlete and academic all-star. He attended Mankato State University and was a graduate of Cornell University. On August 12, 1954, he married Joan Peterson in Lake Mills, IA.
Ronald served in the U.S. Marines for four years. He was a high school teacher and basketball coach in Clinton, MN and also taught at Central Junior High School in Rochester for four years. He later went on to teach Earth Science, Astronomy and Math for Rochester Community College until retiring in 1998. Ron was a member of Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Rochester and a member of the Elks Lodge. He enjoyed spending time with his family and liked the outdoors hiking, fishing, and golfing. He was an avid Minnesota Vikings, Twins and Gopher fan.
He is survived by his wife, Joan; daughter Julie (Charles) McCoy of Rochester, son Daniel (Stacy Blackstad) Hall of Eden Prairie, MN. and son Michael Hall of Austin, MN.; sister Diane (Tom) Wangen of Phoenix, AZ.; 6 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, and one sister Elinor Johnson.
Funeral service will be at 10:30 am on Monday, January 22, 2018 at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Rochester. Visitation will be Sunday, January 21, 2018 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. at Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Home in Rochester and 1 hour prior to the service Monday at the church. Memorials may be designated to Wounded Warrior Project.
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Julie, & family,
Jim & I (Sabin) are very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Remembered my visit with your mother and father at their home. Good times!
Joan and family, my deepest sympathy in the loss of Ron.
Julie and family, so sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers are with you all.
our deepest sympathy to Joan and family. Ron was a very special guy, always had that kind smile. Remember many great times with them while working at Rochester Community College. May he rest in peace. God Bless, Pork and Lil Bartholomew
Grew up with Ron in Emmons, spent many hours in the gymnasium on Saturdays, when Elliot would open up the gymnasium provided we leave the gym spotless afterwards. Spent many time trying to guard "Peanuts", which was always a challenging, frustration task due to his superb ball handling abilities. Future reunions won't be the same without him, will miss him. Blessed be his memory.
As Ron's successor at RCTC teaching earth science I have benefitted from the program he built. He was always very gracious to me when we talked. This is a tremendous loss to the RCTC community and his family. He was a great scientist, scholar and educator. He will be missed.
I have great memories of Ron leaning on the file cabinet behind my desk and sharing stories of his family. He was always so proud of his children and grandchildren. I felt like I knew them all well!
Enrolled in Mr. Hall's earth science class as a RSJC student and remember fondly mapping elevations at St. Marys Park as an assignment. Enjoyed visiting with the Hall's at RCTC retirement events. Great teacher, colleague and friend!
Had many good times and great memories with "Haller" at RCC and sometime after RCC hours. He is missed by the Plitz's and many others.
Sadness fills our family with your passing Uncle Ron. Thank you for a lifetime of wonderful summer vacation memories with the family in Rochester throughout my childhood. ❤️
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