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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