Ronald Sander, 71, Bricelyn

Published 10:01 am Monday, July 9, 2012

Ronald LaVerne Sander, 71, of Bricelyn, died Friday, July 6, 2012, at St Marys Hospital in Rochester surrounded by his family. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Bricelyn Lutheran Church in Bricelyn. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Bricelyn Lutheran Church and one hour prior to the service. The Rev. Luther Peterson will officiate and burial will be in the Bricelyn Cemetery in Seely Township. Bruss-Heitner Funeral Home in Bricelyn is in charge of arrangements.


Ronald L. Sander was born Sept. 15, 1940, the son of Harry and Edythe (Olson) Sander in New Ulm. He was united in marriage to Glorian D. Bentz on Sept. 7, 1963, in Gibbon. To this union five children were born.

Ron graduated from Mankato State with a double major in economics and business administration. Ron was a bank examiner for the state of Minnesota and in February 1975 he and his family moved to Bricelyn. He was involved in all aspects of banking, having served as president of the State Bank of Bricelyn. Ron loved to garden, and was particular in caring for his lawn. He liked duck hunting, fishing with his family and friends. He dearly loved his children and grandchildren. He traveled many miles to watch his grandchildren in activities and sporting events. Sports and traveling to Arizona with his wife brought him great joy. After his retirement he enjoyed selling farm land for Heller Group 1 Stop Realty out of Olivia.

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Ron is survived by his wife Glorian Sander of Bricelyn; his five children: Michele (Mike) Beyer, Kimberly (Mike) Gormley all of Bricelyn, Doug (Lisa) Sander of Albertville, Nicole (Steve) Kapplinger of Jackson and Kristin (DJ) Bullerman of Bricelyn; 13 grandchildren: Emma and Matthew Beyer, Brianna, Mikayla and Myah Gormley, Jack and Grace Sander, Kyle, Kendell and Cole Kapplinger, AJ and Blake and Drew Bullerman; one brother, Gerald Sander, Green Valley, Ariz., and one sister Marjorie (Irwin) Flaten of White Bear Lake.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister Shirley Amundson.