January 25, 1950 ~ February 15, 2013
Ronald U. Birnbaum, 63, Fargo, formerly of Browns Valley, MN, passed away at his home on Friday, February 15, 2013.
Ronald was born January 25, 1950 in River Falls, WI to Lawrence and Lorraine (Widhalm) Birnbaum. In 1953 the family moved to Browns Valley, MN where he grew up. He was a 1968 graduate from Browns Valley High School. After graduation he enlisted in the Navy where he served in the Mediterranean, Spain, and the Middle East. He retired from the Navy in 1991. He returned to Browns Valley where he worked for the City of Browns Valley, later at a Sisseton convenience store and Maynards in Browns Valley. He moved to Fargo in 2005 and he recently was living at Trollwood Village.
Ronald enjoyed playing cards, fishing, and dining out. He was a longstanding member of the American Legion in Browns Valley.
He is survived by siblings, Kelan (Alison), South Shore, SD, Duane, Indianapolis, IN, Stephen Birnbaum, St. Louis Park, MN, Anthony (Ann) Birnbaum, Iowa City, IA, Joan Keener, Kasson, MN, Jerome (Brenda) Birnbaum, Richland, WA, Mary (Wayne) Koehl, Prescott, AZ, Larry (Wanda) Birnbaum, Duluth, MN, Patricia (Lance) Labun, Tempe, AZ; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Charlene Birnbaum.