Ronald Joseph Cich

ronald cich

October 4, 1952 ~ May 3, 2023

Born in: Moorhead, Minnesota
Resided in: West Fargo, North Dakota

Ron’s service will be live streamed below:

Ronald Joseph Cich, 70, West Fargo, passed away on Wednesday, May 3, 2023, at Sanford Health, Fargo.

Ronald Joseph Cich born on October 4, 1952 in Moorhead, Minnesota, to Theodore Frank Cich and Victoria Susan (Nosal) Cich.

Ron graduated from West Fargo High School in 1970 and went on to MSCTC for a short time. He married Carol Pierce, June 28th, 1975. Ron and Carol moved from West Fargo, ND to Lidgerwood, ND where they owned and operated Cich’s Jack and Jill.

Ron and Carol returned to West Fargo in 1983. Ron continued his grocery/soda career for more than 30 years. Ron was best known for his terrific personality and the love of people.

Ron also served in the US Army and was honorably discharged in August of 1972.

Ron is survived by his wife of 47 years Carol, West Fargo, ND; children, Kristin(Joe) Smith, Nichole (Andy) Springer and R. Scott (Lorie) Cich. Sisters Janice (Roger) Turchin, Joyce (Darrell) Dahl, (13) grandchildren, (12) great grandchildren and many loved nieces and nephews.

Ron is preceded in death by his parents, brothers Ben, Jack, sister Diane, and Sister-in-law Shelby Cich.


Memorial Service - Sunday: May 7, 2023 3:00 pm

Boulger Funeral Home and Celebration of Life Center
123 10th Street
Fargo, North Dakota 58103


Visitation - Sunday: May 7, 2023 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Boulger Funeral Home and Celebration of Life Center
123 10th Street
Fargo, North Dakota 58103


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  1. We are really going to miss you at the lake Ron. We only knew you a short time and you always made us feel so welcome. You were an awesome guy. Hugs to Carol and family. Lake won’t be the same without you.
    Gary and Judy Fosberg

  2. We are so sorry to hear about Ron!
    He was such a friendly good guy!
    Ron will be very much missed. Many prayers and love to Carol and the family.

  3. A prayer for Ron’s entire family. He always had a smile on his face and a twinkle in his eye!

  4. OMG 😲, so sorry for you & your families loss. So many memories of Ron. Hugs & prayers to Ron’s family

  5. Rest in Peace, Ron. So many memories, growing up with the family. Ron’s Sister Joyce was one of my best friends and of course Ron was always in the background, trying to tease and make life interesting. All memories were and will be kept close to my heart just knowing Ron. My prayers go out to the entire family May God give you the strength and faith to endure the loss of your loved one.

  6. So sorry for you, Carol, and your family. Thoughts and prayers for this difficult time.
    Cheryl (Rheault) and Nick Rasmussen

  7. My dear, dear brother in law. So many of my happy memories revolve around you and your family. So much I have to thank you for not the least of which is being Ben’s best man at our wedding. If it wasn’t for you I would not have had a honeymoon, nor many times put food on the table for my children. I shall never forget you for all your kindnesses and love. Nor shall I forget your loving wife who was and is the best decision of your life. God Bless you all.

  8. We just met last weekend but Daniel our oldest son lived right above you . Carol and Ron were really friendly and he was a real nice person to visit with our deepest sympathy Darren, Lois, Daniel and .Matthew baesler

  9. Carol and Family
    Please accept our deepest sympathies for the loss of Ron (a Husband a Brother-in law a Dad and Pa.)
    Please know that you are in our prayers and thoughts.

  10. Michelle and I extend our condolences. Ron, Carol and family lived next door to me when I moved to West Fargo back in 1987. Ron was very welcoming and always quick to offer assistance whenever necessary. After they moved, we would continue to run into each other at the oddest places and times. Always a new story and a laugh. Ron provided many cases of pop and water to our Boy Scout Troop whenever we had a fund raiser going. Ron and Carol are some of the best people. Our prayers are with your family.

  11. Ron was such a gentle and warm soul! Always a hug and a kiss when we would meet. Very special man that will be miss dearly. Carol, Jerry and I will keep your family in our thoughts and prayers. Love you all
    Kathy and Jerry Griggs

  12. Uncle Ronnie, you made everything good, you and Aunt Carol made sure we were okay when I was young, you took care of my brother when he was there, you loved all of us even when we didn’t deserve it, you get to be with Grandma (tell her I love her and I miss her please) You’re going to be fine, everyone else not so much for a while. Carol, Scott, Nichole, And Krissy, I’m sending all my love and prayers.

  13. I am so sorry to hear that Ron has passed on. I do remember when he ran Jack & Jill Grocery in Lidgerwood. He was always so friendly!

  14. Truly stocked to read about Rons passing. We all know what a great person he was. Awesome friend. Hugs to you Carol. Be strong

  15. Ronnie Cich, my god what a great guy, dad, and friend! I can’t believe you are gone. My name is Fred Rodriguez. We grew up together on Sheyenne Street in West Fargo, ND. Grade school and High School. We both liked one particular girl (Judy Aune) in grade school. Judy liked me better! Lol we shared a lot of bantering back n forth thru the ages, ALL in good humor 🤣
    Ron was ah great person to be around, his jokes, his crazy laughter. We teased each other, I’d say “Ron, your mom called and she said you wet the bed”. He’d say Fred, you’re dad’s ugly and your mom wears combat boots”. Cruise Nites and hanging out at Diggers with Ron and Carol were priceless. I’m really thinking that God needed a good “hounder” in heaven and Ron got the call up! Until we meet again Cich, but not at this time.
    Give your family and mine a big hug for me, ok. God bless my friend, thank you for letting me be your friend.

  16. We just lost one super Man and individual, Ron Cich will be dearly missed because of his incredible personality, and his caring for everyone around him. He was a huge help to me back in the early high school days, we had just moved here in 1966 and if not for Ron CIch the move to a little town would not have transitioned as well. So many great memories with Ron and Carol! Ron’s infectious laugh and comedy will never be forgotten. We will cherish all the memories, what a friend to have and how that will be missed. Rest in peace my friend, you always brought out the best in people, forever at peace.

  17. So sorry to hear about cousin Ron’s passing. Prayers and condolences for Carol and family.

  18. So very sorry to hear of this! A GREAT MAN !! Ron you will be missed by MANY!! Rest in Peace!! Gone to soon!! Prayers&Comfort to the families!!!

  19. Carol and family
    May you find solace and peace at this time and always.
    One of my biggest memories of “Ronnie”, and that’s how I knew him as, was when Uncle Teddy brought Bushia to Omaha for a visit and Ronnie was along. He was close in age to my dad’s brother and they hung out for the day, which happened to be a Friday. They were gone for quite some time and when Uncle Teddy asked him if he ate, in an innocent reply, he responded, McDonald’s. There was a pause and then someone said, um, you know it’s Lent. His reply was, oh, it’s okay, I had a cheeseburger. Laughter ensued.
    It just goes to show his sense of humor without even trying. I will always remember him as a fun loving, sweet cousin. Rest in peace.

    Debbie and David Kellogg (Aunt Stella’s daughter)

  20. Carol so sorry for your family’s loss and prayers for you all.
    Gene and Sharon Jenison, Jacobson, Rudolph

  21. So sorry to hear of Ron’s passing. We had a lot of fun times together at Wee Villa. He will be missed.
    Larry and Linda Childs

  22. Carol, Scott, Nichole and Krissy,
    We are so sorry to hear of Ron’s passing. Sending prayers and thoughts to you all your family.

  23. Carol & Family – Sad to hear of my 1st Cousins Ronnie’s passing. Will always remember him with his big smile that was contagious to everyone he met. Bless Ron who is in Heaven for sure!

  24. Sorry to hear about your loss. Carol I don’t know if you remember me but I was a driver for Nash Finch company and I delivered groceries to your store for many years Ron was a great friend of mine I enjoyed seeing him every week. I seen Ron couple years ago at the rehab at Sanford on 32nd we had a great visit. My prayers are with you and your family.

  25. This was a huge surprise to me and explains why he never responded the last few times l tried to connect by text or email. Ron was a good man and my friend. So sorry for your loss.

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