A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, April 14, at St. James Catholic Church in Randall, with Father Jimmy Joseph officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service on Saturday at the church.
Veronica “Ronnie” L. Strom was born Feb. 5, 1942, in Little Falls, to the late John and Elvira (Weidenbach) Bahns. She graduated from Father Pierz Memorial High School in 1960 and was united in marriage to Harold Strom Nov. 22, 1962, in Pierz. The couple resided near Randall in Parker Township. Ronnie was a stay-at-home mom and operated, along with Harold, Strom’s Kennels. She also worked for Lutheran Social Services and Valley View Estates. From 1993 to 2012, she served as the clerk for Parker Township. Veronica enjoyed flower and vegetable gardening, bird watching and cooking. She loved children and welcomed her nieces, nephews and the neighborhood children into her life. She was especially proud of her grandchildren. Veronica is survived by her husband, Harold of Randall; children, Kathy (Randy) Rutz and Kevin (Rachelle) Strom, both of Randall; grandchildren, Nathaniel Rutz, Chelsea Rutz, Grady Strom and Wyatt Strom; sisters, Shirley Nixon of Deer River, Carol Olson of St. Paul, Dianne McPhaden of Mission, Texas, and Judy Olson-Wells of Pierz; and brother Tom Bahns of Inver Grove Heights. She was preceded in death by her parents.
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