Ronald Proell, 62Ronald Edward Proell, 62, Alexandria, died Friday morning, April 23, 2010 at Douglas County Hospital in Alexandria.
Ronald Edward Proell, 62, Alexandria, died Friday morning, April 23, 2010 at Douglas County Hospital in Alexandria.
Ronald was born April 15, 1948 in Sauk Centre to Ervin and Gladys (Wallin) Proell. He was a graduate of Alexandria High School in 1966. He served his country during the Vietnam War and was honorably discharged two years later in December of 1968. He also served in the Army National Guard for many years.
On June 28, 1975 he was married to Barb Norris. Ron worked a variety of jobs during his lifetime, but the last 10 years he was employed at Arrowwood Resort in Alexandria as a laundry porter.
Ron had many interests and hobbies. He liked to play horseshoes and bean bag toss as well as a variety of games. He also liked to fish, garden and go bowling. He was a big sports fan and liked to meet with friends to go dancing or play cards. His greatest pleasure, however, just came from being around his family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Patricia and Sandra Proell; brother, Bruce Wallin; sister-in-law, Kim Proell; and special friend, Lois Peterson.
Surviving him are his children, Michael (Robin Strom) Proell of Browerville, Tammy (Lonnie) Roemhildt of Elysian; special friend, Judy Peterson; Jeff Gunderson of Alexandria; four grandchildren; his siblings, Linda (Harvey Sr.) Bolstad and Debbie Radermacher, all of Alexandria, Cherylle (Ken) Duerr of Freeport, Steve Proell of Fergus Falls, Dave (Shirley) Proell of Alexandria, Kevin (Debbie) Proell of Alexandria; many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services for Ron were held Tuesday, April 27 at Roy-Hetland Funeral Chapel in Osakis with Fr. Steve Binsfeld officiating. Honorary pallbearers were Michael Proell Jr., Lyam and Landen Roemhildt and Hannah Randall. Interment was at Calvary Cemetery in Osakis. Military honors were by the Osakis VFW Post Honor Guard.
Arrangements are in the care of Roy-Hetland Funeral Home in Osakis; www.royhetland.com.
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