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Ronald Wolter

September 19, 1949 — October 30, 2009

Ronald “Buck” Wolter, 60, Crookston , MN , formerly of Breckenridge , MN , died October 30, 2009 at Altru Hospital in Grand Forks , ND .



His funeral will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, November 4, 2009 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Breckenridge, with Father Kenneth Popp officiating.



Visitation will be Tuesday, November 3, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. with a prayer service at 7 pm at Joseph Vertin & Sons Funeral Home, Breckenridge , MN . There will also be visitation one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.



Pallbearers: James Haug, Brad Goss, Scott Hurst, Robert Brunner, Leah Wolter, and Duane “Ike” Wolter. Honorary pallbearers: Alan Neuman, Al Wolter, Lawrence Hasbargen and Mike Hasbargen.



Interment will be at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery , Breckenridge.



Ronald Arthur Wolter was born September 19, 1949 in Breckenridge , MN , the son of Art and Lorraine (Kvidera) Wolter. He grew up on the farm east of Breckenridge and attended Breckenridge schools, graduating in 1968. Following graduation he became employed at a dairy farm near Fergus Falls , MN , and for a short time traveled with a carnival. He later stayed at various group homes until becoming a resident of the Eagles Haven Foster Home in Crookston , MN , where he has resided for the past twelve years.



Ron was employed by the Occupational Development Center in Crookston. Some of his jobs there included working at the Crookston Recycling Center , cleaning a local bank, working at the Workforce Center and Tri-Valley transportation in the evenings. He also had “Ron’s Lawn Mowing Service” during the summertime. He retired on December 1, 2008. During his retirement he enjoyed going up town for coffee. He also attended the Golden Link Center a couple days a week to have lunch and visit with others. Once he got his scooter, he loved to just ride around town.



Ron’s hobbies included collecting anything John Deere, doing word searches, playing cards and electronic games, going to the casino, bowling, watching his favorite television programs and mowing lawns. He always enjoyed coming back to Breckenridge to visit his family, ride his motorcycle and visit with neighbors in Sunnyside Township .



Ron’s final gift to everyone was his donation of tissue and organs.



He is survived by his mother: Lorraine Wolter, Breckenridge, MN; His two sisters: Bonita “Bonnie” (Michael) Brunner, Minot, ND and their children, Michelle, Robert, Randy, and Ryan; and Sharon (Ron) Leinen, Breckenridge, MN and their children, Heidi, Eric, and Heather; His brother: David (Joyce) Wolter, Breckenridge, MN and their children, Kory, Leah, and Rebecca; His housemates at the Eagles Wing home: Richard, Patrick, Mathew and David; His good friends: James, Scott, Brad, Larry, Caleb and Ashley; and staff members he was close to: Bob, Dana, Melissa, Gail, Shanna, Robyn, Stacy, Karen, Theresa, Debbie, Judy, Kim and Brandi.



He was preceded in death by: His father: Arthur “Art” Wolter; and a nephew: Eddie Brunner.




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