Goltz, Ronald Orville

Goltz, Ronald Orville

April 30, 1933 – April 3, 2016
Age 82 of Plymouth,\ born April 30, 1933, in Seattle Washington to John and Mabel (Olson) Strelic. Later Mabel remarried Walter Goltz and resided in Minnesota.  At the age of 10, Ron’s mother passed away. He lived with his aunt and uncle for a short time and was primarily raised by his stepfather. After he completed the 8th grade, his stepfather began teaching him the trade of construction and Ron maintained this as his lifelong career role. From 1956-1958, Ron served in the Navy, then continued his construction business in Minnesota where he met Helen Mickelson, who was a widow raising 2 young children. They were married on November 5, 1960 and remained married 53 years until Helen passed away March 24, 2014. Ron and Helen worked together in both her wedding flower business and Ron’s construction business for many years. In October 2014, Ron met Leah Oblak and they married shortly after on November 19, 2014. Though they were together a short time, Ron and Leah spent the first year together in Minnesota enjoying gardening and getting to know each other. Ron and Leah were blessed with spending 3 wonderful months in Yuma Arizona this past winter. Ron frequently referred to this time as their honeymoon. Ron and Leah returned to Minnesota Sunday March 27th and within a couple days he began to experience weakness and flu like symptoms, Ron passed away Sunday April 3, 2016. Ron loved nature, hunting, traveling and spending time with loved ones and friends. He is survived by his wife Leah; Stepdaughters, Dortha (Bob) Heun & Melva (john) Dunn; grandchildren & great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and loved ones. He is preceded in death by his first wife Helen, parents Walter and Mabel Goltz. Memorial service Sunday, April 10 at 1:30 P.M. at United Methodist Church, 1596 – 11th Ave., Newport, MN. Private interment at East Yellow Medicine Lutheran Cemetery in Hanley Falls, MN.