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ABRAHAMSON, Ronald D. 1932-2016


Posted By: K. L. Kittleson
Date: 5/25/2017 at 13:11:48

November 28, 1932 - September 7, 2016


Ronald (Ron) Abrahamson, 83, of Cedar Falls, Iowa, died on September 7, at home.

He was born November 28, 1932, in Lindstrom, Minnesota, the son of John and Edith (Hall) Abrahamson. Ron was a veteran having served in the Army with the 99th Field Artillery Battalion of the First Calvary Division from 1952-1954. Ron married his high school sweetheart, Violet Nicklason, October 9, 1954.

Ron graduated from the Minnesota School of Business and upon graduating began a 31 year career in court reporting, ultimately becoming a managing partner in Van Wyngarden and Abrahamson, retiring December of 1997.

For several years, Ron delivered Meals on Wheels. He was given an Outstanding Senior Volunteer Award in Washington, D.C. by the Assistant Secretary for Aging, U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the Senior Medicare Patrol Program.

Ron was an active member of Nazareth Lutheran Church where he served with the deacon committee and was elected to the church council in 1973. In 1976, he served as president of the church council. He enjoyed country music, reading books featuring courtroom cases, playing tennis, ping pong and bridge, skiing and traveling with family and friends. Ron enjoyed vacationing with friends on Sanibel Island, Fl walking along the beach, watching Vi pick up seashells and sharing the beautiful sunsets with her.

Ron was a devoted and beloved husband, father and grandfather. He deeply loved his family, embraced life, lived each day to the fullest and was thankful to God. Ron had a gentle, kind, down-to-earth spirit and strong faith - he led by example rather than words. He would like to be remembered as a friend by all who knew him.

Survivors include: his sister, Jann Abrahamson of Bloomington, Minnesota; two daughters, Sharon Kyhl of Wenatchee, WA, and Carol (Perry) Bolin of Minneapolis; one son, David (Pam) Abrahamson of Johns Creek, GA.; five grandchildren, Erin Strefling (Clint,) Adam and Josh Abrahamson, and Keith and Craig Kyhl. Ron was preceded in death by his parents, wife Vi, son-in-law Clint Kyhl, and brother Marlyn.

Services will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, 2016 at Nazareth Lutheran Church, Cedar Falls. Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00, Friday, Sept. 16, 2016 at Dahl-Van Hove-Schoof Funeral Home. Inurnment will be 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, September 20, 2016 in Hillside Cemetery, Center City, Minnesota. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Nazareth Lutheran Church. Condolences may be left at www.DahlFuneralHome.com.

Source: Dahl-Van Hove-Schoof Funeral Home website


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