Ronald R. Kretlow, 77 of Ironton passed away at his home surrounded by his family on June 28, 2020 from renal cell cancer and dementia. He was born on October 19, 1942 in Minneapolis to Elvin and Rosella (Mallon) Kretlow. Ron drove truck for Yellow for 25 years, retiring in 2001. He moved to Shirt Lake after retirement and stayed there until 2016 when a retirement home was built outside of Ironton. He loved to fish with friend “Mel” and maintain the lake home. He was a member of the Teamster Local 120, Walter Scott Erickson American Legion #557, Deerwood, the Salem Lutheran Church of Deerwood and their outreach program at Salem West.
He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Sandra; children, Bruce of Apple Valley, Scott (Jody) of Apple Valley, Kurt (Brenda) of Farmington, Michelle (Jon) Smallman of Burnsville; grandchildren, Brandon, Jada, Savanna, and Hunter; and one brother, Robert (Karen) Kretlow of Coon Rapids.
Preceding Ron in death are his parents.
A Memorial Service will be held 1:00 p.m. Friday, July 17, 2020 at Salem Lutheran Church in Deerwood. Burial will be at the Lebanon Cemetery in Apple Valley. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church on Friday. In lieu of flowers memorials may be given to the Salem Lutheran Church Outreach Program. Arrangements are with the Koop Funeral Home in Crosby.
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