Ron was born on October 5, 1949 in Worthington, Minnesota to Dale & Arlene (Baumgard) Foote. In 1954 the family moved to a farm in Clarrissa, Minnesota where Ron later built his own family home. Ron was the oldest of 5 children. He attended Country School until 6th grade and graduated from Clarissa High School in 1967. After graduation he attended and completed training at Alexandria Area Technical School. Ron then joined the U.S. Army and served two tours of duty in Vietnam; his many honors included two Bronze Stars. Shortly after returning home he met the love of his life Bev (Isensee). They married on October 14, 1972. In addition to running a dairy farm with his wife Bev, Ron also worked road construction starting his career at Stary’s Construction and continuing on to Barton Sand and Gravel, where he worked for 25 plus years. While there, he advanced to the position of foreman of a crushing crew. He retired from road construction in 2011. Ron never had plans to retire from farming and was still planning to plant crops even while battling cancer.
Ron was a faithful husband and loving father. He was a wonderful grandfather, and spent many happy days playing with his grandchildren. He enjoyed searching for great deals on farm machinery, going out to the fields to check on his crops, hunting and fishing, playing cards (he was a great 500 player) visiting with friends and neighbors, and spending time with his family.
Ron entered into eternal life on Christmas Day, Dec 25, 2018 at St Cloud Hospital. He will be laid to rest at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Long Prairie, MN.
Ron is survived by his wife Bev of Browerville; children Kurtis (Jill) Foote of Fargo and Kim (Adam) Morrill of Browerville, grandchildren Kaitlyn, Matthew, Allison, Blake, & Lacey, and siblings Robert Foote of Clarissa, Richard (Sonia) Foote of Salida, CO, Roxanne (Stuart) Friese of Perham, Rebecca (Mark) Ciampone of Lino Lakes, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Ron is preceded in death by his parents Dale and Arlene.