Ronald "Ron" E. Dick
February 11, 1945 ~ September 2, 2022
After a long illness, Ronald Eugene Dick, 77, died on Friday, September 2, 2022 at St. Catherine North in Fargo.
Ron was born on February 11, 1945 to Prakseda “Proxie” (Mucha) and Robert “Bob” Dick in Jamestown, ND. Growing up near Courtenay, he was a typical farm boy. When asked what his favorite animal was, he would tell you “my pet chicken”.
He graduated in 1963 Valedictorian of his High School class. Always the sports enthusiast, he was a key player on the basketball team. He attended North Dakota State University, where he earned his degree in architecture. He was in the ROTC while in college and spent time in the Army Reserve. Ron was a member of Legion Post 0134 in Walker, MN.
Ron began his career in Fargo working for KR Johnson Architecture. In 1974 he opened his own firm, Design 7 Ltd. Ron loved his work, winning awards in architectural design. Because of his commitment to architecture, he enjoyed employing and teaching students. He remained dedicated to his work until last year, when health issues prevented him from continuing.
Ron loved going to NDSU football games and rarely missed one. Friends and family appreciated him for his incredible cooking skills, amazing dinner parties, and his famous cheesecakes. No one ever declined an invitation to Ron’s for dinner. He was a talented photographer and had a love of art. Descriptions of Ron include exemplary friend and trustworthy in his professional life.
Survivors include his brother Ralph (Sandy), Wimbledon, his sister Jeanne (John) Jenkins, Boise, ID, sister-in-law Susan Schmuhl, Jamestown, nieces, nephews, and 24 cousins. Ron is preceded in death by his parents, Bob and Proxie, and two brothers, Roger and Rodney.
Services: 2:00 p.m, Friday, September 16, St. Boniface Catholic Church, 301 1st Ave., Wimbledon, ND
Confessions: 1:00 p.m. Friday
Rosary: 1:30 p.m. Friday
Burial: St. Mary’s Cemetery, Courtenay
Memorials: In lieu of flowers, please consider a contribution to St. Boniface Capital Campaign, P. O. Box 9, Wimbledon, ND 58492, or a favorite charity.
I was saddened to hear of Ron’s passing. He was a good friend. Over the years we have eaten many wings and a had a few cold beers. He always had a smile on his face and a good joke to tell. Rest in peace my friend. May the grace of God be with you.
Ron was such a nice guy. I miss our visits at the Fargo Legion when it was downtown. Rest in Peace…my forever friend
Ron and I have been friends for years back in high school when we would hang out in his car going to Kensal, Wimbledon, and around Courtenay. I have also worked with him and for him for years. I had such deep respect for his friendship. He will be missed.
Ron and I went to NDSU together and he and I worked on many projects together. Spent time on our sailboat in Walker and most important, went to Frisco with him to watch the Bison kickbutt. I miss you my friend!!!!
Ron was extremely helpful to us in the renovation of the Maddock Opera House. We completed the entire project in 2017. We could not have done it without him and we owe him a great deal of gratitude for his expertise, patience, encouragement and hard work. We honor his memory.