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Ronald White

July 18, 2019 | 24 comments

Ronald White, 71 of La Crescent, MN passed away peacefully on Monday, July 15, 2019 in his home with family nearby. He was born on June 2, 1948 to Robert and Grace (Bock) White. He married Barb Glasrud on July 15, 1972 in Spring Grove, MN.

Ron graduated from East Chain, MN High School and went on to play football for Estherville Community College in IA. He continued his education and football career at Winona State University.  Ron loved his dogs, hunting, riding his motorcycle, golf, the MN Vikings, and of course cheering on all the sports at his alma mater team, Winona State University – Warriors.

Ron is survived by his wife, Barb; his lab puppy, Rhyia; brother, Bob (Lynda) White; nephews, Robby (Fiona) White, Paul (Nikki) White, and Michael (Jenny) White; niece, Laurie Nielson; brother in law, George Nielson; and many other extended family members and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; step father, Vernon Brockman; and sister, Karen Nielson.

The family and Ron would like to thank, Viroqua for keeping him walking, the whole wonderful staff at Gundersen, his bar buddies, the dart team, their neighbors, hospice staff, and all their special and close family and friends. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the Ron and Barb White Softball Scholarship, sent to WSU Foundation- Winona State University, PO Box 5838, Winona, MN 55987 or to a charity of your choice.

A private service will be held.  A Celebration of Life will be held on Wednesday, July 24, 2019 from 11 am to 1 pm, in the Prairie Room at the Gathering Place, 133 Mason St., Onalaska, WI.



  1. Dan & Cindy Krueger

    Barb, no words can describe how sorry we are in your loss. “Sharing your sadness as you remember Ron”.

    • Fiona

      Such sadness to hear of Ron’s passing, he was an amazing man always telling great stories and making everyone around him laugh, my heart goes out to Barb and the family. Rest in peace with your sister. I will miss you deeply uncle Ron and your infectious laugh, it was an honor to have known you.

    • Natasha

      Dick and I are thinking of you. We were shocked when we heard of his passing. We instantly thought of his wearing of shorts year round. We hope you are feeling everyone’s love.
      Tasha Pedretti

    • Shari Albers

      Barb, I was trying to track you down when I found this notice. An odd way to find an old friend. I’m sorry for your loss of Ron, and yet reading his obituary confirms that he continued to love football and dogs, and that you had a long, happy marriage. I fondly remember when you two met and our car trip to Chicago to see WSC play. I became a widow myself six years ago, and know how strange this time is. You’re in my thoughts, old friend. We’ve done a lot of living these past 50 years.

  2. Dave and Cindy

    We will miss a great neighbor and friend! So sorry for your loss Barb. Rest in peace Ron!

    • Lyndi Bierman

      I’m so sorry, Barb! You are in my thoughts and prayers!

  3. Michael J Alexander

    May the lord bless you and keep you in this time of sadness, Mike and Jane Alexander

  4. Sandi & Art Melby

    I’m so sorry to hear of the passing of Ron. I remember you always talked so fondly of him even when you referred to him as “Archie Bunker”
    You’re in our thoughts and prayers Barb! 💜Sandi Thompson-Melby & Art Melby

  5. Burdell412@gmail.com

    In my thought and prayers Barb Burdell


    I know what you’re going through right now but the Lord will give you the strength to see this through.

  7. Mike Berra

    Ron was a great man and am fortunate I got to meet and spend Wednesday nights with him playing darts.His laugh was one of a kind and I will cherish the memories we made and stories shared these last past few years. Prayers to Barb and all the family, from a member of his Dart family! Rest easy Ron… Wednesday nights will never be the same. 😢😢🙏

  8. BURDELL Ranzenberger

    You,re in our thoughts and prayers Barb! BURDELL

  9. Annette Hundt

    I am so sorry to hear of Ron’s passing! Sending prayers your way during this most difficult time.

  10. helen ranzenberger

    So Sorry Barb, You are in our prayers.

  11. Mary Deters

    Our sincere condolences, Barb, from all your and your mother’s friends at Trinity.

  12. Buzz Sawyer

    My condolences to you Barb. I have found memories of Ron from our years at Winona State. Fortunate to have chatted with you and Ron at WSU homecoming a few years ago.

  13. Laurie Kopp

    So sorry to hear the news of Ron’s passing. Sending my condolences and a big hug for you Barb.

  14. Penny Dillon

    Barb, I can’t imagine how lost you must be feeling. My thoughts are with you. Penny

  15. Peter Tabor


    Sorry to hear of the loss of Ron. I will say prayers for you and Ron’s soul.
    He was much too young. Will send a memorial to WSU Foundation. I will not
    be able to attend his celebration of life on July 24 because I have dialysis at
    that time.

    Pete Tabor

  16. Sara Schultz

    Barb – I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your husband. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

  17. Todd Gunnarson

    Sorry to here about Ron’s passing Barb. Sending love and prayers your way. Todd

  18. Tom Sawyer

    Barb, are Warrior Family is standing alongside you and your family! Ron is a great Warrior and I will forever grateful for to have known Ron for all these years! I will miss him at all things Winona State! Prayers!

  19. Greg Jones

    I offer my deepest condolences and prayers. I am so sorry for your loss. I am truly humbled by the generosity and support of you and Ron to Winona State and our Warrior Softball Family. I hope all we continue to do reflects the beauty of what both you and Ron would appreciate.
    My prayers for your strength and my love to you both for your support.

  20. Faye Goldsmith

    Barb I am so sorry to hear of your husband’s passing. Please know that I have you and your family in my thoughts and prayers. Take care.

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