Ronald E. Waits, age 81, of Chaska, Minnesota, passed away Saturday, November 9, 2013 at the St. Cloud VA Health Care System in St. Cloud, Minnesota. Memorial Service will be Thursday, November 14, 2013 at 11 :00 AM at Mt. Olivet Lutheran Church West Campus in Victoria, Minnesota, with a gathering of family and friends on Wednesday, November 13, 2013, from 5:00 – 7:00 PM at the Johnson Funeral Home in Waconia, Minnesota, and at the church one hour prior to the service. Masonic and American Legion Service will be Wednesday, November 13, 2013, at the funeral home. Arrangements are with the Johnson Funeral Home of Waconia.