Ronald J. “Ron” Neisen, age 82, of Carlos, died on Friday, November 1, 2019, at Prairie Senior Cottages in Alexandria under the care of Hospice of Douglas County.
Mass of Christian Burial is at 11 a.m., Tuesday, November 5, 2019, at St. Nicholas Catholic Church in Belle River with Fr. Mark Botzet officiating. Music is provided by organist, Kim Byrne and vocalist, Marcie Vickerman. Interment will take place at the church cemetery. Full military honors accorded by the Minnesota Honor Guard, American Legion Post #87, Veteran of Foreign Wars Post #936, Vietnam Veterans of American Chapter #235, and the Marine Corps League Detachment #1409.
A visitation will be held 4-7 p.m., Monday, concluding with a 7 p.m., prayer service at Lind Family Funeral Home in Alexandria and continue one hour prior to the service at the church.
Ronald John was born on June 21, 1937, to Matthew and Elizabeth (Feda) Neisen at home. He was born and raised on the family farm situated between Carlos and Alexandria. He was baptized and confirmed at St. Nicholas Catholic Church in Belle River. He attended country school through the 7th grade and attended public school in Alexandria. Following his education, he helped his father farm until he moved to Montana in 1955, to work on a ranch. Ron enlisted in the U.S. Army during peacetime, 1956-1958, served 13 months in France and received the Good Conduct Medal. Following his honorable discharge, he returned to Carlos and worked as a heavy equipment operator for road construction between Minneapolis and Moorhead. Ron was united in marriage to Lorraine Hauer on October 28, 1967, at St. Nicholas Catholic Church. Following their marriage, they continued living in Carlos where they raised their children. He retired in 2009. He was a life-long member of St. Nicholas Catholic Church. He enjoyed collecting John Deere tractors and gas engines. He especially enjoyed spending time with his family.
He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Jason in 2006; son-in-law, Michael Ebner in 2008; grandson, Michael Knudson in 2011; sister, Irma Schultz; and brother, Ambrose Neisen.
Ron is survived by his wife of 52 years, Lorraine; three daughters, Virginia (Ken) Brehmer of Elbow Lake, Michelle (Brian Kombrink) Ebner of Rogers and Brenda Gregg of Annandale; three sons, Andrew (Mary) Knudson of Alexandria, Bill (Cheri) Knudson of Silver Lake and Mathew (Milanka) Neisen of Glenwood; sister, Mary Ann (Richard) Robischon of Centerville; two brothers, Clement (Betty) Neisen of Frazee and Howard (Diane) Neisen of Coon Rapids; 12 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers and honorary pallbearers are his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
A special thanks to Prairie Senior Cottages Staff and Hospice of Douglas County.
Memorials preferred to Hospice of Douglas County.