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Howard Ronshaugen

Howard Ronshaugen 64, of Webster died peacefully Saturday April 14, 2012 at his home. A memorial service will be held 10:00 A.M. Friday April 20, 2012 at Fron Lutheran Church near Roslyn. Inurnment will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday 5 – 7 P.M. with a 6:30 prayer service at Fiksdal Funeral Chapel. It was Howard’s request that his friends and family share memories and stories at this prayer service. Howard Fredrick Ronshaugen was born to Hjalmer and Josie (Aspen) Ronshaugen on March 23, 1948 at the Peabody Memorial Hospital in Webster, South Dakota. Howard and twin brother, Stephen were baptized at the hospital at the time of birth. Howard was confirmed at Fron Lutheran Church of rural Roslyn on October 14, 1962. He attended Greenbank country grade school, rural Roslyn and then went to Roslyn High School for two years and graduated from Webster High School in 1966. After high school, Howard attended a trade school at Omaha, Nebraska for one year. He then joined the National Guard for six years. Howard was always a farmer, growing up on the farm gave him the passion and dedication to continue. He farmed the family farm for many years. He loved farming as well as his farm animals. In 2000, Howard shifted gears a bit and took a job at Day County Sales and Service as a parts man. He enjoyed his job and due to health had to retire in 2010. On February 12, 2012 Howard married the love of his life Judy Brockel at Webster. The couple made their home in Webster. Howard was a member of Fron Lutheran Church where he served on the church council, as well as serving on the Lynn Township Board. Howard enjoyed humor, fun, and laughter. He was very kind and very generous to family and friends to which he had many of. He took pride in planting his garden and his flowers. Howard passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Saturday April 14, 2012 at his home in Webster. He will be forever missed by his loving wife Judy of Webster, South Dakota, twin brother Stephen (Janet) Ronshaugen of Grand Island, Nebraska, brother Jim (Mary Jo) Ronshaugen of Helena, Montana, three nephews, and two nieces. He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister Mary Christopherson.

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Stephen: So sorry to hear the news--I've often thought of you two guys at Roslyn High! I hear you're living in NE--I'm in Denver, CO but travel to SD (Roy Lake) often/half the year. Jerry

Jerry Keintz Apr 18 2012 12:00 AM

Judy I'm so sorry! Howard was an awesome guy and I have some great memories of him from when we would come visit grandma and grandpa as kids. He was grandmas favorite brother..(sorry Steve) and I know they're sitting down with a cup of coffee right now with grandpa and Dad and talking about the weather or something, all I know is it would involve Dad and Howard laughing and him waving his hands like he did when he would laugh. I'm pretty sure thats where Dad got it from. He is going to be deeply missed by all of us that knew him, as a neighbor, friend or Uncle. Love Dave and Amanda

Dave Christopherson Apr 18 2012 12:00 AM

Judy we are so saddened to hear of Howards passing. He was one of the kindest people we have ever met and was a fun man to be around. He will be deeply missed and NEVER forgotten. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the rest of Howard's family at this diffiult time.

Greg, Sandy Zubke and family Apr 17 2012 12:00 AM

So saddend today for the loss of Howard. He was a wonderful man always joking around. He will be missed. God bless.

Darin and Staci Rumpza & boys Apr 15 2012 12:00 AM

We lost another good neighbor & friend. Howard will be missed by so many, our thoughts & prayers go out to Judy & the rest of his family. Please let us know if there is anything we can do to help.

Corinne Rumpca & Family Apr 15 2012 12:00 AM


BARBARA TCHIDA Apr 15 2012 12:00 AM

Howard will be missed!!! He had a huge heart and a great sence of humor! Always thinking of others! Our deepest sympathy to you Judy.

Cheryl Neuberger Apr 15 2012 12:00 AM