April 29, 1934 ~ December 5, 2010
Ron was born on April 29, 1934 to Louis and Cecelia (Schmit) in Casselton, ND. As a child his family moved to Fargo. He grew up in Fargo and attended St. Anthony’s school. He worked for Red Owl, Fargo Tank, Travis Bros., and retired from Western Auto Parts after 33 years. He married Ione on July 5, 1958 in St. Anthony’s. He served in the US Army from 1954-1956 and was a lifetime member in the VFW. He was also an active member in the American Legion serving on the color guard. He was involved with the 40/8 in spaghetti and bingo fundraising.
Ron will be missed and remembered by his wife of 52 years, Ione; children, Stefanie (Roger) Torgerson, Kurt, Eugene, Shane (Patty), Rhonda (Troy) Bowlus; grandchildren, Marc (Amy), Eric (Abby), Lucas, Adam Torgerson, Jessica Gebeke, Sarah and Sean Gebeke; 2 great grandchildren, Jakob and Aryn Torgerson; 4 sisters, Lucille Hirchert, Jean Lind, Shirley (Ronnie) Wambach, Anita (Loren) Bjornstad all of Fargo; 1 brother, David (Judy), Albuquerque, NM; numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Louis and Cecelia, brother, Norman, sister, Nancy Beckstrom, brothers-in-law, Wilmore Lind, Les Hirchert, and Harlan Beckstrom.