The Mass of Christian Burial for Ronald Notch, of rural Verndale, was celebrated at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, November 6, at the St. Frederick's Catholic Church in Verndale, with Father Lauren Germann as celebrant.Ronald, age 80, passed away of natural causes on Tuesday, October 30, 2018, while enjoying the outdoors and chopping wood out on his property near Verndale, MN.
Ronald was born to Henry and Josephine (Forner) Notch on September 12, 1938, in St. Cloud, MN. After completing high school he found his livelihood as a carpenter and in farming. Ronald and Florence Mary Riehm were united in marriage on April 23, 1960, St. Cloud. They made their home in Avon before moving to Verndale in 1977. Ronald enjoyed the outdoors, especially hunting and fishing. He was a frequent auction goer, and a talented woodworker. Most of all, he loved his family fiercely and enjoyed them around him whenever possible.
Preceding Ronald in death were his parents Henry and Josephine; siblings Henry Notch Jr, Leander Notch and Delores Opatz; and sister-in-law Sandy Notch.
Ronald is survived by his loving wife Florence; children Ronald (Sue) Notch Jr of Forest Lake, Randall (Lila) Notch of Verndale, Victoria (Mike) Giza of Santiago, Michelle (Dean) Johnson of Verndale, Sheila (Paul) Strommer of Chaska, Daniel (Katie) Notch of Stillwater, Melissa (Kevin) Notch-Kneisl of Inver Grove Heights, Paul Notch of Vadnais Heights, and Patricia (Jason) Davidson of Hudson, WI; 21 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren; siblings Roseanne (Jerry) Genz of Detroit Lakes, Larry Notch and Gerry (Sue) Notch both of Avon.
Pallbearers were Roman Notch, Thomas Notch, Andrew Giza, Isaac Johnson, Parker Strommer, Christian Kneisl and Blaine Davidson.
Honorary pallbearers were Spencer Notch, Matthew Notch, Cory Giza, Elizabeth Johnson, Alicia Johnson, Bailey Notch, Maya Notch, Payton Strommer, Briana Kneisl, Logan Kneisl, Nolan Notch, Paige Davidson, Jessica Hinman, Janessa Weaver, Macoy Johnson, Maggy Johnson, Bria Hamen, Brysen Hamen, Hailey Giza, and Evy Hinman.
Burial was in St. Frederick's Catholic Cemetery, Verndale, MN.
Arrangements with the Schuller Family Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Verndale, MN. (www.SchullerFamilyFH.com)