Ronald Linn Schallau, 65, left this life holding the hand of his beloved daughter, Heather, on April 10, 2011 after battling his body and spirit for so many years. He is survived by Heather and Holly (Jordan) with husband Michael, grandchildren Ellie and Alex and ex-wives/friends, Lynda (Torpin) Antonsen and Shaun Morris. He will be deeply missed by all who had the privilege to know his heart and who had been touched by his kindness, strength and ever present sense of humor. His true gift was to bring a little joy and sunshine to everyone he met. Ronald Linn Schallau was born on June 12, 1945 to Irvin John and Joye Catherine (Tripplet) in Cherokee. Ron had nine brothers and sisters: Irvin Francis (Shirley), Shirley Sherrill (Dale), John (Nancy), Rita Peck, Richard (Pat and Rita), Loretta Quam (Bob), Patricia Carson (Paul and Bill), James (Lois) and Michael (Dayle). Ron began a career in sales at Brown Shoe Fit Company in Cherokee, owning The Carpet Shop in Fairmont Minn. and finally moving to Arizona with wife Shaun to travel the country as an independent insurance adjuster. In 1999 he had open heart surgery and his health began it's decline... Condolences, shared memories and/or memorials are welcome and appreciated to: Holly Jordan 1473 Blair Ave St Paul, MN 55104 (firstname.lastname@example.org).