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Ronnie Julius Schauer, age 69 of Winsted, passed away September 26, 2020. He was born on August 1, 1951 in Watertown, MN to Martin and Viola (Gatz) Schauer. Ron was baptized on August 19, 1951 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Winsted, MN by The Reverend Vomhof and was also confirmed on June 6, 1965 by The Reverend Garth Baker.

He graduated from Howard Lake High School in 1969, and then worked at Sterner Lighting for several years. He was a life-long, faithful member of St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, and was a Sunday school teacher and once the financial secretary of the church. In his early years, he enjoyed fishing, camping, and trap shooting. Along with his brother Gary, Ron was the Grand Marshal of The Winsted Summer Festival.

Preceded in death by his parents, Martin Schauer in 2002 and Viola Schauer in 2013; and brother, Gary Schauer in 2019.

He is survived by several cousins and other relatives. Funeral service will be held Thursday, October 1, 2020 at 11:00 AM with visitation beginning at 9:00 AM at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Winsted, MN. The Reverend Dave Hormann will officiate. Organist for the funeral will be Kay Knutson and vocalist will be Bruce Gatz. Interment to follow at the Winsted Public Cemetery.

Chilson Funeral Home is serving the family. Online condolences may be directed to

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