Obits – Ronald H. “Ron” Parpart

Ronald H. “Ron” Parpart, age 75, of Waconia, passed away Monday, Dec. 17, 2012 at the Ridgeview Medical Center in Waconia.
Funeral Service held Friday, Dec. 21, 2012 at 1:30 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in Waconia with Rev. Phil Wagner officiating; visitation one hour prior to the service at the church; interment in the church cemetery.
Ron was born on Aug. 3, 1937 in Bergen Twp. the son of Robert and Anna (Schmidt) Parpart. He was baptized on Aug. 15, 1937 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Lester Prairie by Rev. E. Stahlke and confirmed on March 22, 1951 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Lester Prairie by Rev. R. Ritz. On Oct. 11, 1958 Ron was united in marriage to Arlene Bargmann at First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Glencoe by Rev. Harold Bode. They were blessed with three sons, Keith, Dean and Todd. Ron and Arlene shared 54 years of marriage together.
Ron was employed at ONAN Corporation for 36 years. Besides working at ONAN Ron and Arlene were in the upholstery business for over 40 years. Ron was very active at Trinity Lutheran Church being a member of Senior’s for Christ, did video for care ministry for many years as well as ushering for funerals and other services. He loved going to garage sales, auctions and antiquing. Ron was able to attend his grandson’s wedding in October although he was quite ill. He loved to watch his grandsons play hockey when they were younger. Ron kept his lawn in pristine condition, manicuring it every week. He was a very social person, enjoying the time he spent with his numerous clients throughout the years.
Ron was preceded in death by his parents Robert and Anna Parpart; father-in-law and mother-in-law Edwin and Martha Bargmann; sister-in-law Marcella Bargmann; niece Joyce Bargmann.
Ron is survived by his loving family: wife Arlene; sons Keith (Jill) Parpart of Champlin, Dean Parpart of Madison, Ala., Todd Parpart (Wendy Magee) of Norwood Young America; grandchildren Joe and Brittni Parpart, Ben Parpart, Stephanie Parpart; brothers and sisters-in-law Glennard and Gladys Parpart of St. Paul, Lesley and Carol Parpart of Lester Prairie; brother-in-law Elroy Bargmann of Glencoe; nieces, nephews other relatives and friends.
Casket Bearers Kevin Parpart, Kenny Parpart, Bruce Bargmann, Joe Parpart, Ben Parpart, Stephanie Parpart.
Arrangements with the Johnson Funeral Home in Waconia; www.johnsonfh.com.

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