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Ronald D. Wertjes, 75

Jul 17, 2011

Bricelyn — Ronald Dean Wertjes, age 75, of Bricelyn, died Saturday, July 9, 2011, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester.

Funeral Services are pending the return of Ronald’s eldest daughter from overseas.

Bruss-Heitner Funeral Home in Bricelyn is assisting the family with arrangements. Please watch www.brussheitnerfuneralhome.com for further information.

Ronald was born Dec. 4, 1935, on the family farm in Seely Township, Faribault County, the son of Herman and Hilka (Johnson) Wertjes. On June 8, 1958, he was united in marriage to Janet Coombes in Fairmont. Ronald lived in Bricelyn his entire life. He was a member of South Blue Earth Lutheran Church where he was a Council Member. He enjoyed golfing and fishing, wintering in Arizona, and most of all spending time and sharing life experience with his grandchildren.

Ronald is survived by his wife of 53 years, Janet; children, Pamela Wertjes, of Eden Prairie, Ronald Jamie (Heidi) Wertjes, of Necedah, Wis., Jon Wertjes (partner Paul Erickson), of Minneapolis, and Mona (Jim) Steil, of Maple Grove; 14 grandchildren, Christopher and Carson Kloos, Megan and Jose Lagunas, Tyler, Becca, Lucas, Ethan, Tessa, Jamar, Adryn and Laura Wertjes, and Nicholas and Logan Steil.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters in infancy; and two brothers, Herman John and Gary Wertjes.