Kaye Susette Ronnenberg, 65, of Rochester, Minn, died Saturday, April 3, 2021, peacefully at her home.
Kaye was born July 19, 1955, in Rushford, Minn., to Clifford and Avis (Palmquist) Heiden. She graduated from Rushford High School in 1973 and earned a diploma in Medical Transcription from Rochester Community College in 1974. On May 5, 1979, she married Albert J. Ronnenberg at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Hart, Minn., until they later divorced. Kaye made her home in Byron, Minn., where she dedicated her years to raising Adam and faithfully supporting him through school and sports. She was an active member at Christ Lutheran Church and enjoyed time with friends. Kaye moved to Rochester in 2014 where she surrounded herself with great people and lots of laughs. She worked for nearly 35 years as a secretary in orthopedics and an education program coordinator in neurologic surgery at the Mayo Clinic. She retired from the Mayo Clinic in 2017.
Kaye loved spending time with her family and would travel to visit them at the drop of a hat! She enjoyed meeting friends for coffee or dinner, shopping for clothes and jewelry and did her best to catch every single Hallmark movie she could manage. Oma Kaye always made sure her grandchildren were abundantly “outfitted,” as she loved them all so fiercely. They were truly the light of her life!
She is survived by her parents, Clifford (Pat) Heiden of Rushford, Minn., and Avis Frederick of Houston, Minn.; brother Kerry (Faye) Heiden of Rushford, Minn.; nephew Tony (Jess) Heiden of Rushford, Minn.; niece Laura Heiden of St. Paul, Minn.; son Adam (Heather) Ronnenberg of Maple Lake, Minn.; and three grandchildren: Grace, Evan and Harper Ronnenberg.
The memorial service was held at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 10, 2021, in the River Park Chapel at Macken Funeral Home with Pastor Culynn Curtis officiating. Visitation was from 3-4:30 p.m., prior to the service.
Online condolences are welcome at www.makenfuneralhome.com.