St. Cloud Tech football coach Ron Kaczor died Tuesday, May 9, at his home. Kaczor, 48, who was found to have cancer in October, was a sixth-grade teacher at Oak Hill Elementary School
in St. Cloud
The Bigfork native was an assistant football coach at St. Cloud Apollo and Tech before becoming the head coach at Tech in 1996. He also coached the Tech boys' basketball and track and field teams.
A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in the St. Cloud Tech gymnasium.
Kaczor's family -- his wife, Ruth, and 10 children -- has asked that Saturday's gathering be called "a celebration of life." After the service, attendees are invited to Tech's Clark Field to sing the school song, as Kaczor had requested. Burial will be at North Star Cemetery in St. Cloud.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Ron Kaczor Memorial Scholarship Fund are being accepted. They can be mailed to: Ron Kaczor Memorial Scholarship Fund, Tech High School
, 233 12th Av. S., St. Cloud, MN 56301.