John Ronning

john ronning

John Ronning was born on April 3, 1941 in Sargent County, North Dakota to Harold and Seraphina Ronning and passed away at Sanford Medical Center on April 2, 2013 at 71 years of age.  He is preceded in death by his parents, and survived by four brothers, Dean of Fargo, Ken (Anita) of Fergus Falls, MN, and Joe (Mary) of Minot, ND, and Raymond.

John resided at the Grafton State School from October 1948 until November 1985 when he moved to Wahpeton and received services through Red River Human Service Foundation.  He moved to Fargo in 1990 and received services with Community Living Services until his passing.  John will be remembered for his sense of humor and teasing, and compassionate caring when others were hurting.  He will be missed by his friends and staff.

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  1. Fargo I want to express my sympathy to the family of John Ronning. I was privileged to meet John and experience his “soft heart”. I think it should also be noticed that he was preceeded in death by his beloved cat three weeks prior to his passing. I got to visit him in the hospital along with his brother Dean. He was resting comfortably and did not suffer in any way. Dean had a chance to talk to him and say good-bye. John came to see Dean in the hospital before Dean had surgery a couple of years ago and they were reunited after about 30 years.

    Gods Blessings, Teresa Nygard

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