Ronald Klindworth obituary
Ronald H. Klindworth, 91, of Lake City, passed away unexpectedly on Feb. 18, 2021, at his home in Lake City.
Ronald was born on Aug. 18, 1929 to Edward & Mildred (Siewert) Klindworth in Gilford Township. On Aug. 24, 1950 Ronald married Arlene Kackmann in Hammond, Minn. They farmed on the Klindworth Family Farm in Chester Township until 1985 when they moved to Lake City. He was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Bear Valley and he served on the church board for many years. He was a member of Lake City Lions Club and Lake City Sportsman Club. He also served on the Chester Township Board and Lake City State Bank Board. Ronald enjoyed fishing trips to Kabetogama and Lake of The Woods, hunting deer, moose and elk, traveling to see his kids including family in Australia, playing cards with the plow boys and his casino trips. He was a state corn husking champion and national competitor and was also able to do this with three generations of his family. He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. Ronald might have moved off the farm in 1985, but he never stopped farming.
Ronald is survived by his children, Darold (Andrea) Klindworth of Yarragon, Victoria, Australia, son-in-law Chet Ross of Lake City, Marion (Jeff) Breuer of Lake City, Dennis (Sue Ecker) Klindworth of Mazeppa, Bonnie (Bruce) Gibson of Rochester, and Duane (Deanna) Klindworth of Augusta, Wisc.; 16 grandchildren, Jason, Brian and Allan Klindworth; Tony Ross; Kelly Amundson; Craig Breuer; Jacob, Alex and Brandon Klindworth; Rosemary Dicke; Adam, Eric and Sean Gibson; Bethany Schwalbe; Desyre and Dylan Klindworth; 21 great-grandchildren, two step-great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren. Special friend Elaine Serres of Red Wing; two sisters, Marlis Heitman of Lake City, Ardis Kohlmeyer of Chatfield.
Ronald was preceded in death by his wife Arlene, his parents, daughter Sharon Ross and daughter-in-law Lisa Klindworth.
A private family funeral will be held at St. John’s Lutheran Church – Bear Valley in rural Mazeppa, on Friday, Feb. 26 with Reverend Daniel Riech officiating. The funeral will be live streamed on the Mahn Family Funeral Home Facebook page at 1 p.m. on Friday. Burial will be in the church cemetery. A walk-through visitation with be Thursday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Mahn Family Funeral Home, Anderson- Peterson Chapel in Lake City. Masks and social distancing are required. Online Condolences may be placed at mahnfamilyfuneralhome.com.