Steven Ekdahl, 60Steven “Reno” Ekdahl, 60, died Sunday, July 24, 2011 at his home after a brief battle with cancer.
Steven “Reno” Ekdahl, 60, died Sunday, July 24, 2011 at his home after a brief battle with cancer.
Steven was born January 18, 1951 in Alexandria, the son of Orville Ekdahl and Donna Myers (Ekdahl). He graduated from Jefferson High School in Alexandria, class of 1969.
On April 3, 1982, Steven was united in marriage to Jacqueline Krohnfeldt in Watertown, South Dakota. Together they raised three children, Nathan, Cassie and Lindsey.
Reno was known as a “Jack of all Trades” and had several different jobs throughout his life. His latest job was at Voyager Aluminum in Brandon.
Reno was always willing to help someone. In his younger years he loved to fly and did some skydiving. He also enjoyed fishing, deer hunting and cutting wood. He will be remembered as very easy going – nothing seemed to bother him. He was a man who loved life and his greatest joy was being a grandpa.
He is survived by his wife, Jackie; son, Nathan and wife, Alicia of Ramsey; daughters, Cassie Ekdahl and fiancé Will Tripp of Alexandria, Lindsey and husband, Tom Hawkinson of Glenwood; four grandchildren, Jaiden Ekdahl, Isabella and Lilyanna Tripp, and Emma Hawkinson; brother, Dale and wife, Cindy of Erdahl; sisters, Lisa Moske of St. Cloud, Laurie Jensen and Bob Noyes of Alexandria, Linda and Loren Stoltenberg of Ramsey, Lucene “Beth” and Duane Schecher of Center City; mother, Donna Myers (Ekdahl); father-in-law, Clifford Krohnfeldt, who was a very special part of his life; many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father, Orville; mother-in-law, Yvonne Krohnfeldt; and brother-in-law, Grant Moske.
Funeral services were held Thursday, July 28 at Shalom Lutheran Church with the Rev. Grant Aaseng officiating. Pallbearers were Gary Suckow, Connie Krohnfeldt, Matt Eisel, Tom Hawkinson, Will Tripp and Jonathan Krohnfeldt. Burial was at Ebenezer Cemetery in Leaf Valley.
Arrangements are with Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria; www.andersonfuneral.net.
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