The Free Press, Mankato, MN

Obituaries

November 9, 2012

Ronald W. Rambo



    Ronald W. Rambo, age 91, of Mankato and formerly of Vernon Center, died Thursday, November 8, 2012, at Pathstone Living in Mankato.

  Funeral Service will be held at 10:30 a.m., Monday, November 12, 2012, at Grace United Methodist Church, Vernon Center, with Rev. Lynn Borgeson, officiating.  Visitation will be held from 2-5 p.m., Sunday at Lake Crystal Mortuary and will continue one hour before service at church on Monday.  Interment will be in Vernon Center Cemetery.

    Ronald Walter was born March 31, 1921, in Vernon Center to Walter A. and Pearl F. (Childs) Rambo. Growing up he attended school and graduated from Garden City High School in 1939 and then attended Mankato Commercial College. He moved to California to work at Douglas Aircraft Company.   On August 19, 1942, he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps. Ron proudly served his country during World War II, as staff sergeant and crew chief on a B-26 in the South Pacific. On February 3, 1946, he was honorably discharged.  On May 11, 1946, he was united in marriage to Nancy I. McGee in Pasadena, California. This union was blessed with seven children.  Ron was a farmer for 49 years.  He also worked at the Vernon Center Locker and drove school bus.  He was a member of Grace United Methodist Church in Vernon Church where he served as an usher for many years and was a member of the church board. Ronald was on the Vernon Center Township Board as Treasurer as well as a member of the Wellcome Memorial School Board. Ron enjoyed farming, watching TV, having coffee with his friends, and spending time with his family.

    Those left to cherish his memory include his wife of 66 years, Nancy "Nan" Rambo; six children, Michael (Patsy) Rambo of Naples, FL, Dennis (Cheryl) Rambo of Bradenton, FL, James Rambo of Vernon Center, Linda Parsons of North Mankato, Linette (Brian) Irvine of Amboy, and Yvonne Bergemann (Terry Henry) of Mapleton; thirteen grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews, and other extended family and many friends.

     Ronald was preceded in death by his son, Steve; parents, Walter and Pearl; daughter-in-law, Sharry; and sister, Alice (Charles) Kendall.

 

1
Text Only | Photo Reprints
Obituaries
  • Raymond Sandhofner

    Raymond Sandhofner, age 86, of Nicollet died, Thursday, April 17, 2014 at the Benedictine Living Community with his family by his side.

    April 18, 2014

  • Hilbert "Herbie" Callander

     Hilbert "Herbie" Callander, 87, of Mankato, died Tuesday, April 15, 2014, at Mayo Clinic Health System, Mankato.

    April 18, 2014

  • Karen Ann Lorge

     Karen Ann Lorge, 60, of Mankato died April 13, 2014. Arrangements pending.

    April 18, 2014

  • Harold Jones - O.jpg Harold A Jones

     Harold A Jones, age 93, lifelong Judson Township, Blue Earth County resident, died peacefully Thursday, April 17, 2014, at his home surrounded by his family.

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • Hilbert Callander 041814 - O.jpg Hilbert "Herbie" Callander

      Hilbert "Herbie" Callander, age 87, of Mankato, died on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at Mayo Clinic Health System, Mankato.

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • Glen Harlan Schauer

      Glen Harlan Schauer, age 75 of Waseca died on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at his home.

    April 18, 2014

  • Jerry Gideon

      Jerry Gideon, age 82, died April 5, 2014. Visitation is 2 - 3 p.m. Saturday, May 3 at St. Mary's Church in Madelia. A memorial mass and burial will follow.

    April 16, 2014

  • John Quiring 041714 - O.jpg John B. Quiring

      John B. Quiring, age 92, of Lake Crystal passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 15th at St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester.

    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • Brian Becker 041714 - O.jpg Brian Becker

      Brian Becker, age 43 of Good Thunder, died on April 15, 2014 as a result of injuries from a car accident.

    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • Glen Schauer 041714 - O.jpg Glen Harlan Schauer

      Glen Harlan Schauer, age 75 of Waseca died on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at his home.

    April 16, 2014 1 Photo