Ronald Lawrence Aurentz

OBITUARY - Ronald Lawrence Aurentz



Ronald Lawrence Aurentz, age 70 of Monticello passed away peacefully on Wednesday, October 9, 2013 at the University of Minnesota Hospital in Minneapolis.  Visitation will be Monday October 14, 2013 from 930 AM to 1030 AM at St. Henry Catholic Church, 1001 East 7th Street, Monticello.  Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 1030 AM with Fr. Tony VanderLoop officiating.  Interment will be at St. Henry Catholic Cemetery.  Funeral arrangements are with the Peterson-Grimsmo Chapel of Monticello.
Ron was born on February 6, 1943 in Delano, MN to John “Kelly” and Esther (Morin) Aurentz.  He lived much of his life in the Big Lake area.  He was a generous and charming man who enjoyed the outdoors.  He worked as a truck driver for Nabisco.  In his free time, he enjoyed reading and watching Science Fiction and History genres.  He was an avid lover of the outdoors, and had an immense love of hunting and especially fishing.  
Ron is survived by his best friend and wife Janis (Hoglund) Aurentz;  his son whom he loved and was very proud of, John Aurentz;  brother Gerald Aurentz;  sister Patty Anderson;  and many loving aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and other friends.  He was preceded in death by his parents, John “Kelly” and Esther Aurentz;  brother Bob Aurentz;  sister Tootie Aurentz;  and his mother-in-law Betty Hoglund.
Memorial donations are preferred and may be made in Ron’s name to Masonic Cancer Center of the University of Minnesota, McNamara Alumni Center, Suite 500, 200 Oak Street SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455.           


THE BIG WOODEN CROSS which stood behind the monument known as La Pieta was broken in Our Lady of the lake Catholic Cemetery last weekend. (Submitted photos.)

THE BECKER-BIG LAKE SQUIRT B1 HOCKEY TEAM. Front row, (L-R): Erik Baker, Cooper Fredericks, Josh Lillemo, Jack Beckstrom, Kellen Hurt and Luke Boardson. Second row, (L-R): Dillon Lindenau, Nik Hughes, Ben Piehl, Eli Sheideman, Zack Dembinski, Jacob Polecec and Dylan Pishney. Coaches, (L-R): Eron Boardson, Head Coach Mark Fredericks and Jake Pishney. (Submitted photos).

Pictured above are food shelf volunteer Bob Segler, Big Lake Food Shelf Manager Amy Robertson, Dr. Scott Schulz, Tara Boone and Sara Peterson. (Photo by Jennifer Edwards).

THE SHERBURNE COUNTY CHAPTER OF THRIVENT FINANCIAL donated $1,200 worth of items to the Big Lake Community Food Shelf Tuesday. The donation included 50 hams and some personal care items. Pictured above from the left are Big Lake Food Shelf Manager Amy Robertson, Coborn’s Manager Mitch Utecht, Thrivent Financial Associate Curtis Snesrud, Coborn’s Assistant Manager John Howard, Thrivent Financials Associate Derek Birdsall and food shelf volunteer Bob Segler. (Photo by Jennifer Edwards).

TOMMY ECKSTROM had to think hard about what he wanted to say on the gift card for the present he had just purchased.