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Joseph Ronning

June 29, 1908 - November 08, 2012


5-7:00 P.M. Sunday, November 11, 2012 at Riverview Place Chapel, Fargo.

10-11:00 A.M. Monday, November 12, 2012 at Kindred Lutheran Church, Kindred.

Prayer Service:

7:00 P.M. Sunday, November 11, 2012 at Riverview Place Chapel, Fargo.

Funeral Service:

11:00 A.M. Monday, November 12, 2012 at Kindred Lutheran Church, Kindred.


Perhus Cemetery, Kindred.


Fredrikson-Boulger Funeral Chapel, Kindred.

Joseph Ronning

June 29, 1908 - November 08, 2012


Joseph Ronning, 104, Fargo, formerly of Kindred, passed away Thursday, November 8, 2012 at Sanford Hospital, Fargo.

Joseph Ronning was born June 29, 1908, to Hans and Elaine Ronning in rural Maddock, North Dakota.  He was baptized and confirmed in North Viking Lutheran Church in Maddock, and attended school in Hesper, North Dakota.  He came to Kindred and worked for area farmers.  It was there that he met and married Esther Lee in 1933.  Joe and Esther farmed their own farm for 50 years before retiring and moving near Kindred.  Joseph served positions as supervisor and secretary of the Walcott Township, director on Lake School Board, director on Perhus Cemetery Board and a trustee of the Kindred Lutheran Church.  While residing at Riverview Place, he served on the resident council and treasurer of the Lutheran Church service.  Esther preceded him in death in 1996 after 63 years of marriage. 

He is survived by his children, Hilding (Dorothy), Santa Cruz, CA, and Betty (Loren), Littleton, CO; grandchildren, Kirk Ronning, Kristi Allen, Kraig Ronning, Gregory Ronning, Mitchell Ronning, Jeffrey Swenson, Sandra Nelson and Susan Honeyfield; great grandchildren, Laura Ronning, Krysta Ronning, Noah Ronning, Jason Allen, Ashley Florhaug, Emily Allen, Alyssa Ferree, Tyler Ferree, Jacob Ferree, Trace Ronning, Sierra Ronning, Joseph Ronning, Kylie Ronning, Grant Swenson, Sydney Swenson, Jack Honeyfield, Kate Honeyfield and Will Honeyfield; and great-great grandchildren, Laiken,  Kenley Allen and their sister Ava Staffne and Nolan Florhaug .

His son Curtis preceded him in death in 2010 and daughter-in-law M. Gail in 2009.  He was also preceded in death by two grandchildren, Douglas Ronning and Kimberly Ferree.


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  1. Idette Graham says:

    Detroit Lakes MN
    So sorry to hear about Joe’s death. He lived a long life with many rewards and it is time for God to call him home. I started out for the funeral today but snow and icy roads kept me from risking it. Know that you are all in my prayers and wish I could be there with you.

  2. Paula and Gerald Wolf says:

    Avon MN
    Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family of Joe. I will miss seeing him smile, laugh, and tell his many stories. He was a wonderful great uncle. He lived a wonderful 104 years and now he is with God and watching over all of us. Paula and Gerald Wolf

  3. Sherry Rekken says:

    Austin TexasaBetty, Hilding and your entire famiy:My deepest sympathy and prayers go out to you at the passing of your dad. He was so kind and humorous always had a good Ole and Lena joke and what a memory! I have missed his kindness and morning hellos since my move to Texas. May he rest in peace and be eternally with our Father in heaven. What a glorious place to be!

  4. Nancy Nettum (Guys) says:

    Buxton ND
    Dear Aunt Betty, Uncle Loren and family,
    So sorry to hear the loss of your dad Joe, what a great guy! He lived a long life that not many get to do. What great memories you all have shared with him that will always live on forever. Please except our condolescences and know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Guys, Robyn and Michaela

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