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Ron Anderson, 80

     Ron “Ronnie” Duane Anderson, 80, Moorhead, Minn., passed away peacefully in his home surrounded by his family  Saturday, May 19, 2018.
Ron was born on Jan. 22, 1938 to John Levin and Martha (Hoglin) Anderson in Hallock, Minn.
     After completing high school in Hallock and some other adventures, Ron joined the army in 1959 for three years.
In 1967, he married Judy White and together they had three children, Brad, Carrie, and Mark. Ron started working for R&O Elevators in Minneapolis, Minn., which lead to moving to Moorhead in 1976 to work for Otis Elevator Company and then Lagerquist Passenger and Freight Elevators as an elevator service mechanic and adjustor.
     Ron enjoyed playing hockey, coaching youth hockey, deer hunting, and restoring old trucks. He enjoyed time spent with his family, but most of all, with his six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
     Ron is survived by his wife, Judy; children, Brad (Veronica) Anderson, Carrie (Dave) Gorman, and Mark (Angie) Anderson; grandchildren, Tyler, Seth, Kyle, Andrew, Ellie, and Charlee; great-grandchild, Adama; siblings, Linden Anderson, Jim (Joan) Anderson, and Janice (Kenny) Anderson; and many other loving relatives and friends.
     He was preceded in death by his parents; siblings, Melvin Anderson, Leona Larson and Marlys Erickson.
     Visitation will be  Wednesday, May 23, from 5-7 p.m. with a prayer service beginning at 7 p.m. at Wright Funeral Home, Moorhead. Funeral services will be held Thursday, May 24, at 11 a.m. at Grace United Methodist Church in Moorhead with a visitation one hour prior to the service.
The family would like to especially thank the Hospice of the Red River Valley for the exceptional care and service they provided for Ron and his family.
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