5-7:00 P.M. Monday, September 13 in Wildeman Funeral Home, Hillsboro.
10-11:00 A.M. Tuesday, September 14 at the Sky Tractor Hanger at the Hillsboro Municipal Airport.
No Prayer Service.
11:00 A.M. Tuesday, September 14 at the Sky Tractor Hanger at the Hillsboro Municipal Airport.
St. Olaf Cemetery, Taft ND.
Wildeman Funeral Home, Hillsboro.
Ron Deck, 68, Hillsboro, ND passed away Thursday, Sept 9, 2010 at his home surrounded by family.
Ronald Paul Deck was born December 19, 1941 to Paul and Marie (Hoffart) Deck in Harvey, ND. He attended grade school in rural Selz, ND. He graduated high school from Notre Dame Academy Willow City, ND. He then attended St. John’s University in Collegeville, MN. He served in the US Navy from Sept 1961 thru Jan 1966. He served aboard the USS Little Rock and the USS Constellation as a veteran of the Vietnam War.
On October 22, 1965 he married Barbara Egan of Bremerton, WA. They moved to Carson City, NV where Ron got his crop spraying training. They then moved to Goodland, KS where he had his first crop spraying job. From there they went to Reno, NV where he completed his commercial license with instrument rating and instrument instructor in both fixed and rotary wing. He then moved to Bismarck, ND and worked for AgriChemical Aviation as a flight instructor.
In 1970, he began Deck Flying Service in Hillsboro, ND with a Piper J-3 Cub. Which is now Sky Tractor Supply and operating three turbine ag aircraft along with supplying aircraft parts worldwide, and being a number one leader in the GPS ag market. In March 2010 Ron was inducted in the North Dakota Aviation Hall of Fame.
He is survived by wife Barb; children: Peg (Tony) Klemetson; Cheryl (Steve) Fugleberg; Mike (Denise) Deck; Wendy (Jay) Alfson all of Hillsboro. Brian Egan, Lake Jackson, TX; and Audra (Gabe) Mayo, Fargo, ND. Fourteen grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; his mother Marie Deck, Harvey, ND; sister Kathy (Merle) Moen, Rapid City, SD; brother Herb (Peggy) Deck, Round Rock, TX.
He was preceded in death by his father and brother Ken.
An H-509 Scholarship at Hillsboro High School and NAAA scholarship will be established with all memorials. You may send them to the Ron Deck Scholarship at Dakota Heritage Bank, PO Box 208, Hillsboro, ND 58045.