Herman Ronald Zeidner, known by others for his positive attitude, he was always quick to find the good in any situation. His motto was "Never look in the past, always look to the future." He was always there to offer a smile and helped others get through life with his contagious laugh, which even in his death, still rings in our ears. He had a deep and abiding love of his religion and has helped foster that same love in countless others. Born into a Jewish family, Dad found Mormonism in his late teens and gave up relationships with his family and friends to embrace it. It was only many years after his conversion to Christianity that his family would speak to him.
Ron was born 9/29/39 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and joined the LDS church in June of 1958. He served an LDS mission in the Northwestern States during 1962-64. He married Janie Jo Ann Johnson, November, 1964 in the Mesa, Arizona LDS Temple. They were later divorced. He later married Michelle L. Howe, October, 1993. Their marriage was solemnized in the Orlando, Florida LDS Temple.He served in many capacities in the LDS religion, as a stake mission president, elders quorum president, high councilman, gospel doctrine teacher, committee for creating the missionary discussions for the Jewish people.
He co-authored the book "Exaltation One Step at a Time," and produced many LDS oriented tapes including his conversion from Judiasm to Mormonism.
He worked as a seminary teacher and institute teacher beginning in 1971 and continued through 1993. He taught at LDS seminaries and institutes in the following schools and locations, Roy/Sandrige Junior High, Layton High School, Pleasant Grove High School, Lehi High School, Mountain View High School, Jacksonville, Florida, and Alta High School.
He is survived by his wife, Michelle L. Zeidner; his children, Joe Zeidner, Springville; Holly Christensen, Mapleton; David Zeidner, Provo; Timothy Zeidner, Provo, Wendy Ralph, Cincinnati, Ohio; Michael Ribar, Phoenix, Arizona; Richard Ribar, Orlando, Florida; his sister, Ilene Rimorin, Bountiful and nine grandchildren.
Services will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at the Pleasant Grove Stake Center, 275 East 500 South. Friends may call Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. at Olpin Family Mortuary, 494 South 300 East, Pleasant Grove or Thursday at the church one hour prior to services.
Burial at the Pleasant Grove City Cemetery.
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