Ronald ‘Ron’ C. Sanden

April 6, 1937 — May 17, 2022

Ronald “Ron” C. Sanden, 85, of St. Charles passed away on Tuesday, May 17, 2022. at Seasons Hospice House in Rochester, Minnesota. Ronald Claire Sanden was born on April 6, 1937, to Clarence and Lucille (Kammer) Sanden in Rochester.

Ronald C SandenRon loved farming in his early years, then went to work for Crenlo in Rochester for 34 years before retiring. Ron loved gardening and doing yardwork with his John Deere tractor. Ron also loved tinkering in his garage, always smoking his pipe. He always had the best-smelling tobacco! Ron had a knack for striking up a conversation and storytelling. He was married to the love of his life, Kathleen, for 58 years. He cherished time spent with family and always had a smile on his face.

Survivors include his wife, Kathleen; son, Todd, and his wife, Rosie; grandchildren, Brock, Kayla and Abigail Sanden, and sister, Marlene Ploetz.

Funeral services will be at 9 a.m. Friday, May 20, at St. Matthew Lutheran Church at 555 E. 12th St. in St. Charles, followed by a graveside service at Saratoga Cemetery. Pastor Thomas Fast will officiate. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at Hoff Funeral Home in St. Charles.

Memorials received will be donated to Seasons Hospice.