Dr. Ronald Voltin, 88, of Minnetonka and formerly of Edina, MN passed away peacefully with his family by his side. He was born to Francis and Lova in June of 1934. Ron graduated from Patrick Henry High School in 1951. He went on to receive a Pharmacy degree from the University of Minnesota. He participated in Air Force ROTC and played football for his beloved Minnesota Golden Gophers. Upon graduation, he began his service in the United States Air Force as a medical supply officer. Upon discharge, Ron packed his '58 Corvette and headed to California. While working as a pharmacist, he obtained his pilot's license and took pre-med classes at California State, UCLA, and UC. Ron returned to the University of Minnesota for medical school, graduating in 1970. He completed residencies in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology at the Minneapolis VA. There he met Betty while she was working as the head ICU nurse. Ronald and Betty married in May of 1973 and during their 46 years together, they raised three children in Edina. He was an amazing son, husband, father, and grandfather. He spent much of his leisure time at the Edina Country Club playing golf, celebrating weddings, birthdays and holidays with family and friends. Ron worked as a Gastroenterologist at Group Health/HealthPartners for 27 years. During his career he was the first provider in Minnesota to do outpatient endoscopy in the clinic setting. Ron was also the first in the state to do liver biopsies in an outpatient surgical setting. Ron is survived by his daughter Tracy (Joel) Schloemer; son Eric (Jill) Voltin; daughter Amy (Misty) Voltin; five grandchildren (Natalie, Lilah, Gianna, Tyler, and Holden); sister Beverly Diamond; brothers-in-law James (Margaret) Sonntag and James O'Donnell as well as many beloved cousins, nieces, and nephews. Preceded in death by his parents, nephew Duane, and sisters-in-law Mary Ann O'Donnell and Sheila Sonntag. Funeral Mass is at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church in Edina on Thursday, Sept 29 at 10:30 with visitation one hour prior. Luncheon to immediately follow at the church. A live stream of Ronald's service may be viewed at: olgparish.org/mass/… In lieu of sending flowers, donations in his memory may be sent to Wounded Warrior Project or Disabled American Veterans. Washburn-McReavy.com Edina Chapel 952-920-3996
Dr. Ronald F. Voltin
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