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Dr. Ronald G. Perrier

February 10, 1940 — May 15, 2024

Stillwater, Minnesota

Dr. Ronald G. Perrier

Formerly of St. Cloud and Minneapolis.

Born February 10, 1940, passed away peacefully in his sleep May 15, 2024, from Alzheimer's disease.

Predeceased by parents, Alfred and Lorraine; brother, James (Sandra); sisters, Patricia Grogan (Maurice) and Sandra Meister-Greeder (Tom).

Survived by sisters, Lori Magne (Mike) and Denese Gomez (Carlos), many nieces and nephews.

Ron's love for education began in a one room schoolhouse in Withrow, MN before graduating from Stillwater High School in 1958. He graduated from U.W. River Falls in 1962 with a B.S. in Secondary Education/Speech/Theatre and English; M.A. U of M 1968/Speech/Oral Interpretation and Theatre Arts. Ph. D U of M 1972 Theatre Arts (Theatre History/Dramatic Literature.)  His Doctoral Dissertation title: A Study of the Dramatic works of Tennessee Williams.

Ron's teaching career spanned 40 years. He directed seventy theatre productions at senior high school, community college, University and Community Theatre levels. He also authored numerous books including workbooks for his large group classes.

Ron taught for 27 years at St. Cloud State University until his retirement in 2002 with the distinguished title of Professor Emeritus. In his four decades of teaching, Ron was also a mentor to many of his students. Over his years of teaching, he had about 50,000 students!

"He lived his life" Oedipus

A celebration of Ron's life will be on Saturday, June 8th, 2024, at Bradshaw Celebration of Life Center, 2800 Curve Crest Boulevard, Stillwater, MN. There will be a time of sharing from 2:00-3:00 PM with a luncheon to follow.

The family would like to thank the staff at Boutwell's Landing at the Arbor and Hospice for their compassion and caring for Ron.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Alzheimer's Research.

    "Good night, Sweet Prince; and may flights of angels sing thee to thy rest!"
    Wm. Shakespeare

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Past Services

Time of Sharing

Saturday, June 8, 2024

Starts at 2:00 pm (Central time)

Bradshaw Celebration of Life Center - Stillwater

2800 Curve Crest Blvd, Stillwater, MN 55082

Family will receive friends following the service.

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