Perry Ronning, Jr.

July 27, 1952 ~ January 19, 2024 (age 71) 71 Years Old
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Perry Ronning, Jr. Obituary

Perry Ronning, Jr., 71, of Horace, ND, passed away Friday, January 19, 2024, at Bethany on University, in Fargo. 

Perry Arthur Ronning, Jr. was born July 27, 1952, at Mercy Hospital in Valley City, ND, the son of Perry, Sr. and Helen (Wolden) Ronning. He grew up in rural Litchville, ND, living there for eighteen years.  After Litchville High School, Perry went onto automotive tech at Wahpeton State School of Science.  Perry met and married Susan Finch on February 2, 1974, in Hankinson, ND, where he was employed at Hankinson Auto.  In 1977, the family moved to Horace, ND.  Perry was employed by the City of Horace as an inspector, issuing building permits, also serving for a time as mayor.   He worked as a mechanic for twenty-five years, taught for a time at Fargo South, issued building permits in Reiles Acres and served on the Stanley Township Board. 

He had very fond memories of life with Susan and raising their four children. Perry was a member of Horace Lutheran Church and Valley Vintage Car Club.  He enjoyed attending car shows, flea markets, looking for antiques, hunting and fishing.  Perry cherished the time spent with his grandchildren.  Anywhere you went, there was someone who knew Perry. 

Surviving are his children:  Kimberly (Brian) Rehurek of Mandan,  Nicole (fiancé Josh Hruza) Ronning of Horace,  David (Jaimie) Ronning of West Fargo and Matthew (Kayla) Ronning of Mapleton, ND; grandchildren:  Parker, Lilika, Aria & Layla; brother:  Paul of Valley City, ND, Wayne (Terri) in Kansas; sisters:  Perralina (Ken) Palm of Reno, NV, Audrey (Rick) Bredeson of Valley City, Judy (Randy) Sand of Tuttle, ND,  Debby (Wayne) Brock of Dickinson, ND, Marilyn (Tom) Odegaard of Valley City; numerous nieces and nephews. 

Perry was preceded in death by his wife: Susan on April 8, 2017, his parents and a grandchild:  Luka  Hruza.

Visitation:  5 – 7 p.m. with a 7 p.m. Time of Sharing, Thursday, January 25, 2024, at West Funeral Home in West Fargo.

Funeral Service:  11 a.m. Friday, January 26, 2024, at Horace Lutheran Church in Horace, ND

Burial:  Horace Lutheran Cemetery.

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January 25, 2024

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
West Funeral Home & Life Tribute Center
321 Sheyenne Street
West Fargo, ND 58078

Time of Sharing
January 25, 2024

7:00 PM
West Funeral Home & Life Tribute Center
321 Sheyenne Street
West Fargo, ND 58078

Funeral Service
January 26, 2024

11:00 AM
Horace Lutheran Church
650 1st Street North
Horace, ND 58047


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