Died Saturday, October 19, 2019 at United Hospital after a short illness, with his sisters at his side. Preceded in death by his beloved wife Judy; parents Sid and Sue Whitethorn; sister Kathy Whitethorn; and brother-in-law Joe Herbst. Survived by sisters Mary Herbst, Fran (Gary) DeCurtins and Judi (Bruce) Dock. Also survived by aunt Hildegard Davis; nieces and nephews Jeff Herbst, Jenny Anderson, Laura Sherwin, Amy Carlson, Brian DeCurtins, Kevin Dock; 12 great nieces and nephews; family and friends. Our thanks to the wonderful community and staff at the Ecumen Seasons of Maplewood for their friendship and support. Per Ron's wishes, there will be a private family service and interment at Fort Snelling National Cemetery.