Ronald Ron Smude

Ronald Ron Smude

Ronald Ron Smude, 70- year-old resident of Lastrup, died Friday, April 11, at the St. Cloud Hospital.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Tuesday, April 15 at St. John Nepomuk Catholic Church in Lastrup with Father David Maciej officiating. Burial was held in the parish cemetery.
Ronald John Smude was born, April 12, 1943, in Morrison County, to the late Stanley and Margaret (Schraut) Smude. Ronald grew up in Lastrup where he attended school until the eighth grade. He graduated from Pierz Memorial High School in 1962. After high school, he worked for three years on the iron ore boats on the Great Lakes. Ron then worked in the packaging industry for BF Nelson Manufacturing in Minneapolis for several years. He moved to St. Cloud, in the early 1980s and worked for Frigidaire manufacturing appliances. He retired and moved back to the Pierz and Lastrup area. Ronald enjoyed watching Old Westerns especially, Gun Smoke and Walker Texas Rangers. He enjoyed tending to the animals on his brothers farm. Ron had a talent for taming the animals with his gentle touch. He was a member of St. Johns Catholic Church in Lastrup.
Left to cherish his memory are his siblings, Jerry (Dorothy) Smude of Little Falls, John (JoAnne) Smude of Pierz, Darrell (Marlene) Smude of Pierz, Richard (Kathy) Smude of Pierz, Rosanne (Wes) Kafka of Bloomington and James (Cara) Smude of Pierz; 23 nieces and nephews and several great-nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Stanley and Margaret Smude; brother, Robert Smude and a nephew, Joe Smude.
Casketbearers were: Steve Smude, Eric Smude, Tom Smude, Mike Smude, David Smude, Cody Smude.

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