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Curtis Ronning

July 18, 1933 - June 25, 2010


There will be a visitation at Atonement Lutheran Church, Fargo from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. There will be a Prayer Service in the church at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Prayer Service:

The Prayer Service will be at Atonement Lutheran Church at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Funeral Service:

The funeral for Curtis Ronning will be at 11:00 a.m. Thursday at Atonement Lutheran Church, Fargo.


Burial will be at the Perhus Cemetery, rural Kindred, ND


Arrangements entrusted to Fredrikson Funeral Chapel, Kindred, ND.

Curtis Ronning

July 18, 1933 - June 25, 2010


Curtis Arlen Ronning, 76, of West Fargo, ND passed away Friday, June 25, 2010 at Meritcare, surrounded by his family.

Curtis was born on July 18, 1933 in rural Kindred, ND to Joseph and Esther (Lee) Ronning. He grew up on the family farm while attending country school and furthering his education at North Dakota Agricultural College.

On October 26, 1957 Curtis was united in marriage to Gail Shirley of Wolverton, MN. They lived on a farm outside of Christine for 37 years. In 1993 they moved to Fargo, and in 2004 they moved to West Fargo.

Curtis worked very hard his entire life doing many jobs including milking cows, raising beef cattle, selling eggs, helping neighbors and farming.  After retiring in 2008 he continued to help others with farming.   Curtis was a member of the Eagles, long time member of Christine Lutheran Church where he was treasurer for over 20 years.   He loved to deer hunt and snowmobile.  He belonged on a bowling league and also on the township board of Christine.  He loved to watch the Vikings, Twins, and Bison whenever he could.  Every morning you would find him working on his crossword puzzles. He was looking forward to the upcoming wedding of his granddaughter Ashley to Dan, and the birth of his grandson Jason’s twin daughters. He loved to spend time with his family and friends.   He had a wonderful sense of humor.   He knew someone everywhere he went and they all loved him.   He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother and son.   His friendship will be missed by many but will be remembered by all.

Curtis is survived by his father, Joseph Ronning, children, Kristi (Keith) Allen and their children: Jason (Hannah)and daughter Ava, Ashley (fiancé Dan Florhaug)and Emily of Christine, ND ; Kirk (Lisa) Ronning  and their children: Laura, Krysta and Noah of West Fargo, ND; Kraig (Kristy Thompson) of Fargo, ND;  son in law, Thomas Ferree and children: Alyssa, Tyler and Jacob of Schererville, IN; brother Hilding (Dorothy) Ronning of Santa Cruz, CA; sister Betty (Loren) Swenson,  Littleton, CO; and many cousins, nieces and nephews.

Curtis was proceeded in death by his wife, M. Gail (Shirley) Ronning, mother, Esther Ronning; daughter Kimberly (Ronning) Ferree;   and father and mother- in- law, Leroy and Mildred Shirley.



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  1. Tom Ferree says:

    Schererville InWe all have lost a wonderful man that words can’t discribe. I do believe God has a place for Curt and it is there he will continue his kindness and wit. I am hopeful that this will put an end of the tremendous “bad luck” that our families have had to endure. My best wishes goes out to Kristi, Kirk, Kraig and their families and friends with the hope that they will find the inner strength and steady courage that has been displayed before. I wish we were there and look forward to seeing you in August!!

  2. Arla Mae Discher says:

    Cinton, MN
    To Joe and Hilding,

    You have my sympathy on the loss of your son/brother. Curt was a great guy, ahead of me in high school and a good example of friendship and love.
    You have wonderful memories and they will help you carry on. He will be missed by his many friends.

    Arla Mae

  3. Jerry and Angela Rausch says:

    De Pere WISorry to hear about Curt and he will be sadly missed. He was always a great conversationalist and we enjoyed his stories while sitting on the patio and watching the ducklings on the lake. We are two better people in knowing Curt and his family. Thoughts and prayers to the family.
    Regrets, Jerry and Angela

  4. brenda swenson says:

    casper wyoming wyomingOur family was so sadden to hear the news about my Uncle Curt. He was so loved by us all and his memories will be in our hearts always! My wonderful cousins are in my thoughts daily and may Gods blessings be over you all! There are so many memories that are so wonderful about my uncle, my cousin, and my aunt and my dad. May we all feel that we were blessed by knowing them all.

  5. Mr.and Mrs.Jerry J Lee says:

    Mandan ND
    I am so schocked to hear of this terrible loss of such a great person.A cousin i taught very highly of!We had a very nice visit at a relitives funeral just a short time ago in Fargo.He looked so good at that time.Want to let Uncle Joe know that our taughts and prayers are for you and your loving family.May he join up with the love ones that went before him in heaven.REST IN PEASE CURTISS!

  6. Bud & Jennette Rindahl says:

    Fargo ND
    Our sympathy to the family from Curtis’s friends. We knew both Gail and Curtis. We feel so sad for his children and grandchildren.

  7. Paul Vangerud says:

    Valley City ND
    My deepest sympathy to the family of Curtis. I was a high school classmate of Curtis. I enjoyed Curtis very much.

    Paul Vangerud
    Valley City, ND

  8. Pat Beck says:

    Fargo My sympathy, thoughts and prayers go out to all of you at this difficult time.
    Sincerely, Pat Beck

  9. Dee Olson says:

    Osage MN
    Dear Kirk…I was so sorry to hear of your loss. It is such a very difficult time and I wanted you to know you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers and may you be comforted by beautiful and lasting memories in the times to come.

    As Ever,

    Dee Olson

  10. Jim and Mary Sopp says:

    Portland Or.Our thought and prayers are with everybody, we will remember him as a icon always.

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