Obituary for Ron Von Bank

Ron Von Bank, 64, of Shakopee, passed away May 21 at his lake home in Cushing, MN.

Ron was born to Helen and Eli Von Bank on May 21, 1955 in New Prague, fifth in the line of their ten children. Ron grew up in Shakopee and graduated from Shakopee Senior High. He joined the Navy in 1973. On October 4, 1974 Ron married his high school sweetheart, and forever love, Jane (Berens) Von Bank. Ron attended Dunwoody. He spent 38 years working at Muska Electric, where he started as an apprentice. He retired as president of Muska Companies in December 2017. Ron was always volunteering and actively involved in his community.

Family and friends brought Ron his greatest joys and accomplishments. He loved to travel with them, cook for them, celebrate them, and share with them. Ron was the guy that everyone wanted to be around. He will be greatly missed by those of us lucky enough to love and be loved by Ron.

Ron is survived by his wife, Jane; daughter, Kelly (Derek) Sichmeller; son, Ben (Rachael); grandchildren, Olivia and Jake Sichmeller, Jack and Reggie Von Bank; siblings, Sharon (Jim) Geiger, Kathy Miles, Ken (Kathy), Pete (Kathy), Margaret (Mike) Stillman, Joan (Merle) Marshall, Judy (Mark) Medcalf, Joe (Cori) and Bev Ries; many brothers/sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Eli and Helen Von Bank; in-laws, Tom and Fran Berens.

All services will be held at the Church of St. Mark, 350 Atwood St. S., Shakopee: Visitation Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m., and Wednesday from 10 to 10:45 a.m.; Mass of Christian Burial Wednesday 11 a.m.. Private family interment. In lieu of flowers, family prefers memorials to Shakopee Area Catholic Schools, Shakopee Educational Endowment Foundation, or Shakopee Crime Prevention.

Arrangements with McNearney-Schmidt Funeral and Cremation, Shakopee, 952-445-2755. Condolences may be shared at


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