Ronald Goergen, 82, of Elgin, died Friday, September 11, 2020 at Cottagewood Senior Communities in Rochester.
Ronald Bernard Goergen was born October 1, 1937 in Osage, Iowa to Bernard and Beatrice (Mullenbach) Goergen. He was raised in Johnsburg, MN and graduated from Adams High School in 1956. On April 30, 1960 he married Darlene Schmidt at St. Joachim Catholic Church in Plainview. They lived in the Plainview-Elgin area their entire married life. Ron was employed at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester for 37 years. He had also worked for Jacobs Disposal of Plainview for 20 years. During his retirement years he worked as the crossing guard at Plainview High School and did janitorial work at the Elgin High School. He was a member of St. Joachim Catholic Church in Plainview. Ron enjoyed fishing, hunting, camping and traveling. Family was very important to him and he always put family first and was willing to help anyone in need.
He is survived by his wife Darlene of Elgin; Children, Deb Shones (Dan Grabau) of Wykoff, MN and Timothy Goergen of Elgin; Daughter-in-law, Carol Goergen-Fenske (Steve); Grandchildren, Jon (Christi) Shones, Ben Shones, Mitchell (Amanda) Shones, Shalamar (Adam) Mesenbring, Bob (Hanna) Shones, Nikki, Tanner and Ashton Goergen; Great-grandchildren, Wyatt, Macie, McKenna, Easton, Hudson, Penny, Elsie and Carter; 1 brother, Lester (Caroline) Goergen of Adams, MN and many nieces and nephews.
Ronald was preceded in death by his parents, son (Keith), daughter-in-law (Nancy) and 2 brothers, Richard and John and 2 infant sisters.
A private funeral mass will be Wednesday, September 16, 2020, 11:00 am at St. Joachim Catholic Church in Plainview with Father William Becker officiating. Burial is at St. Joachim Cemetery. Private visitation is one hour prior to the service at the church. Covid-19 restrictions will be followed and face masks are required.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Plainview Elgin Millville food shelf or Seasons Hospice.
Schad & Zabel Funeral Home in Plainview is assisting the family with arrangements.


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