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Ronald R Pommerening

Ronald R Pommerening

Ronald R. Pommerening, age 62 of Plum City, died Saturday, June 4, 2022 in a tragic accident at his home.

Ron was born on August 31, 1959 in Hastings, MN. He was the son of Robert and Audrey (Oehlke) Pommerening and grew up in Cottage Grove. In 1976 Ron married the love of his life, Gail Morrison. Ron worked for Bailey Nurseries in Newport for many years until they moved to their farm outside of Plum City in 1989. They dairy farmed until 1999. Ron then logged for 10 years. He was currently working for 3M in Red Wing as a metal fabricator.

Ron will forever be remembered for the deep love of his family and friends and the special place in his heart for his three grandkids. Ron had a big heart, great laugh, and a shop door that was always open with music playing and cold ones on hand for those who stopped by to say hi.

Ron is survived by his wife Gail of 46 years; son, Ray (Rachel) of Pepin; three grandchildren, Aubrey; Tristan and Ryan; siblings, Cindy Pommerening of Woodstock, IL Robert “Butch” (Deb) of Pepin; Randy (Rochelle) of Pepin; Jane (Jim) Pavek of Cottage Grove, MN and Ann (Ron) Piela of Hayward; many nieces, nephews, relatives and dear friends. He is preceded in death by his parents and his son, Ronald “Bud” Pommerening Jr.

Private Family Services will be held at a later date.

Rhiel Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Durand, is serving the family.


  1. Dennis Donath

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you. I remember talking with Ron about framing during a visit to your studio with Daryl. He will be missed.
    Den & Bev

  2. Lisa Aschenbrenner

    Gail, you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Ron was a wonderful man. ❤️

  3. Deanna Rippley

    I am so sorry for your loss.

  4. Todd O'Heron

    So sorry Gail, you are in our thoughts and prayers!

  5. Lola Haster

    Wishing you the love of
    friends and family,
    strength to face each day
    and warm memories
    to forever hold on to.

  6. Bill Wolcott

    So sorry for your loss. If there’s anything Gary and I can do, let us know.

  7. Thomas J Rongitsch

    I'm so sorry for your loss Gail, Ron was such a great guy and I have so many fond memories of working with him at Bailey's, even though it's been many years I still smile when I think of the time that I got to work with him take care!

  8. Sandy Larson

    Gail, I'm so sorry to hear of the loss of Ron, love and Prayers to you & your Family during this difficult time.
    Sandy Larson

  9. Sandy Schams

    I am so sorry for your loss Gail. Sending prayers and hugs. God Bless.

  10. Cheri Bunker

    I am so sorry for your loss Gail.

  11. George and Nancy

    So sorry for your lose Gail. He was a wonderful guy. George will miss him if he goes back to work. You and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers. George will miss his saying oopsie and that will do it.

  12. Shelly Cherry

    So terribly sad for you,I will hold you in my heart…

  13. Sara Klopf

    You are in our thoughts and prayers. Hugs to all of you.
    Sara and Billy Klopf

  14. karla Alexander

    RON was a great guy always smiling and friendly. He was fun to work with and highly respected. Ron always made sure to ask Roman and I how are weekend was and was always good for a laugh. He will be truly missed by all.
    Karla and Roman

  15. Jan Gunderson

    So sorry for your loss Gail and family. May the wonderful memories and treasured moments carry you through this difficult time. Peace and prayers.

  16. Craig Jaworski

    Sorry for your loss,. Ron was a fun person to work with. He will be missed

  17. Deb Ottman

    Our sympathy to your family. He will be missed.

  18. Valerie Gilfillan

    You and your family are in my heart and prayers.
    There are no words ❤️????????❤️

  19. Bruce Omtvedt

    So sad. Ron became a dear friend, a true buddy. We laughed and solved the worlds troubled times together. We teared up over songs together in the shop, we enjoyed simple times, wildlife on the farm and deer shack times. Ron was a calming common sense friend who had a quiet way of faith that he shared freely. I can't believe he's gone. He will live in our hearts for ever.

  20. Fred Rist

    Quite a shock; I appreciated the time I spent with him talking about framing your art. Fred

  21. Angie Heusinkvelt

    So sorry to hear this. I have had the privilege of being their mail lady for the past 7 years. What wonderful people. Much love and prayers to the family.

  22. Harley Hotchkiss

    Gail and Ray I’m so very sorry for your loss! Ron was such an amazing guy. I’m sure going to miss the talks when I was randomly in the area and swinging in to see you. You will be in my thoughts and prayers! ????????

  23. Peggy Mcroberts

    I’m sorry to hear of your loss , prayers to you and your family.

  24. John Griffiths

    Gail, so sorry to hear of your loss. John

  25. Don and Jane Rahman

    Our sincere sympathies to Gail and the family!

  26. Muck & Sherry Gross

    Gail, Ray & family - We are very sorry for your loss of Ron. Your family & Bud have always been in our hearts and prayers and now more than ever. Mike enjoyed the years he worked with Ron at the nursery and we have wonderful memories of the times we spent with your family.

    Sincerely, Muck & Sherry

  27. Bauer Nicole

    I was honored and blessed to have known Ron in my life. The memories on your farm are so fond. My deepest sympathies for the loss of this great man. God bless his soul and family.

  28. Sandy Drier

    Gail & Family, so sorry to hear of your loss.

  29. Holly Stein

    My deepest sympathy to you Gail and your family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Ron always had a kind word and a huge heart.

  30. Joe and Jan Drier

    Gail, So very sorry to hear of Ron’s passing. Sending our Deepest Sympathy and Prayers to you and your family!

  31. Steve Ottman

    This is so horrible and tragic. Our deepest thoughts, prayers and sympathy.

  32. Jessica Luebker

    Sending our prayers and deepest sympathies.

  33. Cynthia J Behrens

    Gail I'm so very sorry for your loss. May you be filled with warm memories.

  34. Carrie Coulson Bechel

    No words can express our thoughts adequately. So sorry for your loss.

  35. Bob Anderson

    Sorry for your loss

  36. Patricia Frion

    Our deepest sympathy

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