Ronald “Ron” Jerich of Naples FL and Mendota Heights, MN passed away peacefully on February 2, 2021 in Naples, FL.
Ron was born on September 19, 1940 to Joseph and Frances (née Piela) Jerich of Minneapolis, MN. He attended DeLaSalle High School and then Ely College. He married Valerie (née Weidner) Jerich in 1967 and they had 3 children. Ron was a longtime lobbyist and never retired. He loved his work and was known for always being able to put together a deal. Ron never forgot a name or phone number and always stayed in close contact with everyone. His phone skills are legendary. His generous spirit, endless energy and love of life was infectious and he put a smile on everyone's face with a joke or quip. Ron never gave up. Through numerous medical setbacks, you could never count him out. He was an inspiration to all and will be dearly missed. There's no doubt he's handing out $2 bills in heaven at this very moment!
He is survived by his wife Valerie Jerich (née Weidner) and their 3 children Michael (Tricia) Jerich of Circle Pines, MN, Kari Jerich Brunn of Elk Grove, IL and Trina (John) Waitkunas of Duxbury, MA. Ronald had 6 loving grandchildren; Abby, Tommy, Jack, John, Lauren and Audra. He also leaves his siblings, Barbara (Mark Peterson) Jerich of Minneapolis, MN, and Joseph (Suzanne) Jerich of Burnsville, MN and many nieces, nephews, as well as numerous friends.
Visitation 4-7pm Monday, February 8 at O’Halloran & Murphy Funeral Home, 575 S. Snelling Ave. St. Paul. Private Mass of Christian Burial 10am Tuesday, February 9 at Assumption Catholic Church. The funeral will be livestreamed. The link is https://youtu.be/gVdWL5rMoFE. Private family entombment at Hillside Cemetery, Minneapolis.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations please be sent to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, www.stjude.org/donate.