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1933 Ronald 2014

Ronald L. Stinson

July 16, 1933 — December 7, 2014

** TO VIEW VIDEO TRIBUTE - CLICK WEB LINK ABOVE AND IT WILL START AUTOMATICALLY  **Ron Stinson, age 81 of Belle Fourche, died Sunday December 7, 2014 at the Pioneer Manor in Gillette WY. Services will be held 10 am Monday December 15th, 2014 at St. James Lutheran Church in Belle Fourche. Visitation (with the family present) will be held 4 to 6 pm Sunday at Leverington Funeral Home of the Northern Hills in Belle Fourche. Interment will take place in the Pine Slope Cemetery in Belle Fourche. Memorials are preferred to St. James Lutheran Church. Ronald Lee Stinson was born July 16, 1933 in Hill City, South Dakota. He was the son of Ralph and Velma (Shoenhardt) Stinson. At a young age Ron moved with his family to the Presho and Vivian area where he grew up and attended school. In August of 1952, Ron was united in marriage to Ula Lindquist in Rapid City. To this union two children were born: Marty and Bonnie. Following their marriage, Ron and Ula lived in Belle Fourche for two years, and then moved to Rapid City where Ron worked for the Chicago Northwestern Railroad Company. In 1963 he was transferred to Belle Fourche. Ron worked for the company as a Mechanic in Charge, for 43 years. Throughout that time, Ron had a very strong work ethic and never took a sick day. In 2002 Ron and Ula moved to Spearfish where they resided at Edgewood Vista. On April 30, 2007, Ula passed away. For the past two years, Ron has resided at the Pioneer Manor in Gillette Wyoming. Ron was an active member at St. James Lutheran Church and he was also an active member of the Belle Fourche community, having served on the City Council and taken part in many of the community events in the area. For Ron, his faith was always the number one priority in his life and attending church on Sunday morning was always a “must”. He loved life and he enjoyed the outdoors, hunting, fishing, and golfing. He loved sports and he enjoyed supporting all the local teams. He had a servant heart and he loved his family very much. He will be greatly missed. Ron is survived by his daughter, Bonnie Driskill of Gillette WY; son, Marty Stinson of Forth Worth, Texas; 4 grandchildren, Chris and Sheryl Stinson, Jerrod and Callie Driskill; 3 great grandchildren, Caleb, Jhett, and Jase Driskill; brother, Ralph (Lois) Stinson of Milbank SD; and sister, Joann (Rich) Tschetter of Bridgewater SD. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ralph Stinson Sr. and Velma Fossness; his step-parents, Joe Fossness and Mildred Stinson; wife, Ula; brother, Richard Stinson; and sister, Peggy Rollins. IN LOVING MEMORY Ronald Lee Stinson   Date of Birth July 16, 1933 – Hill City, South Dakota   Date of Death December 7, 2014 – Gillette, Wyoming   Funeral Service 10:00 A.M. – Monday – December 15, 2014 St. James Lutheran Church Belle Fourche, South Dakota   Officiant Pastor Jeff Otterman   Special Music “In the Garden” – John Skoberg, vocalist “Amazing Grace” Duet by Callie Driskill and Sheryl Stinson Cong. Hymn – “How Great Thou Art” Judy Howard, pianist   Casketbearers Caleb Driskill                                       Jerrod Driskill Callie Driskill                                         Marty Stinson Chris Stinson                                        Sheryl Stinson Interment Pine Slope Cemetery Belle Fourche, South Dakota
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