Ronald Unglaub, 76

Ronald “Ron” Unglaub passed away on Saturday, July 2, 2022, at his home in Lester Prairie, MN, at the age of 76 years.

A private memorial service will take place at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Lester Prairie.

Clergy officiating, Pastor Eric Nelson; congregational hymns, “Nearer My God To Thee.”

Ron was born July 28, 1945, at home in New Germany, MN.

He was the son of Howard and Gerda (Mielke) Unglaub. Ron was baptized as an infant and later confirmed his faith at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in New Germany, MN.

Ron received his education in Young America and graduated with the Waconia High School class of 1963.

Ron entered active military service in the United States Army July 27, 1964, from Minneapolis, MN. He served as an armor intel specialist and was awarded the National Defense Service Medal. Ron received an Honorable Discharge July 12, 1967.

On Nov. 29, 1968, Ron was united in marriage to Judith Streich at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Lester Prairie. Ron and Judi made their home in Lester Prairie, MN.

Their marriage was blessed with three children: Michelle, Paul, and Melissa. Ron and Judi shared 53 years of marriage.

Ron was a quiet man, a caring man, and a sensitive man. He greatly cherished the time he spent with his children and grandchildren; it meant the absolute world.

Ron worked as a truck driver for Consolidated Freightways for a number of years, never hauling out of state because it was important to him that he was home every night with his family. Ron retired from trucking, but still enjoyed driving, so he began working for Trailblazer Transit.

He grew wonderful bonds and friendships with the people he transported. During Ron’s downtime, he loved reading mystery novels and getting lost in the shelves of books at the public library. He also enjoyed watching sports.

Blessed be his memory.

Ron is survived by his: Wife, Judith Unglaub of Lester Prairie, MN; Children, Michelle (Greg) Harwood of Delano, MN, Paul (Wendy) Unglaub of Minneapolis, MN, Melissa (Arthur LaFountaine) Unglaub of Monticello, MN; Grandchildren, Adam (Kara) Harwood, Austin Harwood, Maxwell Unglaub, Dashiell Unglaub, Breanna (Gavin) Welch, Treyton Bilharz; One Great-Grandchild, Lucy Harwood; Brothers, Ralph (Karen) Unglaub of Mayer, MN, Mark Unglaub of Remer, MN; Sister, Carol Unglaub of Lester Prairie, MN; Brother-in-law, Steven (Laurie) Streich of Silver Lake, MN; Mother-in-law, Ruby Streich of Glencoe, MN; Nieces, Nephews, Other relatives, and many friends.

Ron is preceded in death by his parents, Howard and Gerda Unglaub; Father-in-law, Herbert Streich; Baby Brother, Sheldon Unglaub; Extended Family, Byron, and Alice Zellmann.

Arrangements by the Paul-McBride Funeral Chapel of Lester Prairie, MN.

Online Obituaries and Guest Book available at www.mcbridechapel.com.

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