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Ronald Bedel

July 20, 1944 — February 2, 2022

Hancock, Minnesota

Memorial services for Ronald “Beets” Bedel will be on Saturday, February 5, 2022, at 2:00 p.m. at Pedersen Funeral Home in Morris.  Father Todd Schneider will be officiating.  A visitation will be on Saturday, from 12:30 – 2:00 p.m. at the funeral home.  Burial will take place at a later date in Summit Cemetery.

Ronald Lee Bedel was born on July 20, 1944, in Morris to Vincent and Alta (Hovend) Bedel.  He was raised in Morris and was baptized, confirmed, and received his first communion at Assumption Catholic Church.  Ron received his education at St. Mary’s School.  Ron met Darlene Engler in Morris; the couple began dating and were married on January 3, 1976, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Hancock.  They made their home in Hancock and welcomed a son, Cory.  Ron spent his working years at Kolden Garbage Disposal and later Engebretson Disposal for over 35 years until his retirement in 2002.

Ron, who was lovingly referred to as “Beets,” enjoyed mowing the grass, on his beloved lawnmower that was always clean and waxed.  He enjoyed playing cards and games with his family, shooting pool in the ‘pool hall’ in his garage and waxing his car.  Family was of upmost importance to Ron, he could often be found following Cory’s sports teams all over, whether it was a little league team or the Hancock Owls basketball team.  Ron, Darlene, Cory and Jodi spent so much of their time together, and he always looked forward to Cory’s daily visits.

Ron died on Wednesday, February 2, 2022, at the Sanford Medical Center in Fargo, North Dakota; he was 77 years old.

Ron is survived by his wife, Darlene of Hancock; sons: Cory (Jodi) Bedel of Hancock, Brian (LuAnn) Bedel of St. Joseph, and Jason (Vicki) Bedel of Raymond; 9 grandchildren: Matthew, Nathan, Rachel, Kayla, Anthony, Jeremy, Alex, Chris, and Katie; one brother, Kenny Bedel of Vancouver, WA; sisters: Lynette (Gerlad) Swenson of DeGraff, and Sally (Gary) Thompson of Rialto, CA; and many other extended family.  He is preceded in death by his parents: Vincent and Alta; sisters: Barb Bedel and Rochel Bedel; and brother, Jerry Bedel.

Pedersen Funeral Home in Morris is in care of arrangements for Ronald.

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