Ronald Arthur Menzel

Menzel, Ronald Arthur 76, of Brooklyn Park, MN, went to his heavenly home on April 23, 2020 after a valiant battle with cancer. His devotion to his family and his firm belief in God supported him in his struggle and ultimately gave him peace. Ron was born November 30, 1943 and grew up on a dairy farm in Iron Hub, MN. He was raised in a strong family of faith and continued to trust in His Lord in All things! Ron was baptized at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Iron Hub in 1943 and later confirmed at Immanuel in 1957. He graduated from Aitkin High School, MN in 1961. In 1964 Ron married Sally Stone at the Colonial Church of Edina. In 1965 he graduated from the University of Minnesota with a degree in mathematics. Ron accepted a position as a high school math teacher in Garden Grove, California. He taught there for two years, then moved back to Minnesota, where he taught until 2000. Ron was an educator at heart. He was kind, soft-spoken and always had time to answer questions or help solve a problem. He will be missed by his family, who celebrate that he is at peace with his Lord. "Well done my good and faithful servant." Matthew 25:21. Ron had many hobbies and interests. He was a competitive duplicate bridge player with his wife Sally. Ron was an avid hunter, enjoying the outdoors. In addition, he loved his vegetable garden and the grandkids so enjoyed being with him in his garden. Ron was active in his community. He volunteered often for Meals on Wheels, Bethesda Thrift Store and in many positions at Mount Olive Lutheran Church of Anoka, MN. Ron was preceded in death by parents, Henry and Lydia; siblings, Irma Novotny and Roger Menzel. Ron is survived by wife of 55 years, Sally; daughter, Denise Lee (David); son, Keith (Julie); grandchildren, Zack and Tim Lee; Peyton, Olivia and Sophia Menzel; sibling, Eugene Menzel. A private interment will be observed by the family, due to COVID-19. In the future, we will celebrate Ron's life at his church of 50 years, Mt. Olive Lutheran, Anoka, MN. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the America Cancer Society, Mt. Olive Lutheran Church, or charity of your choice. Thurston-Lindberg Funeral Home Anoka 763-421-0220