Ronald L. Karg, age 75, of Glencoe, passed away Wednesday, July 13, 2022, in Westfield Township, Dodge County, Minnesota.
Funeral Service will be held Friday, July 22, 2022, 11:00 A.M. at First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Glencoe, Minnesota.
Visitation will be held Thursday, July 21, 2022, from 4:00 – 8:00 P.M. at the Johnson-McBride Funeral Chapel in Glencoe, Minnesota, and will continue one hour prior to the service at the church on Friday.
Military Honors by the Glencoe Military Honor Guard.
Ronald Leroy Karg was born on January 9, 1947, in Glencoe, Minnesota. He was the son of John Gottfried and Marjorie Irene (Butts) Karg. Ronald was baptized as an infant on February 9, 1947, by Rev. Alfred Streufert and was later confirmed in his faith as a youth on May 22, 1960, by Pastor Harold A. Bode, both at First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Glencoe. He received his education in Glencoe and graduated with the Glencoe Highschool Class of 1964.
On March 22, 1966, Ronald entered active basic training at Fort Leonard Wood, MO for the United States Army. He achieved the rank of Specialist 4. Ronald received the National Defense Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Overseas Service Bar, and Good Conduct Medal. He was Honorably Discharged from Active Duty on March 21, 1968, from Ft. Sill, OK.
On May 31, 1968, Ronald was united in marriage to Diann R. Eaton at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Brownton, Minnesota, by Pastor R. W. Koepp. After their marriage, the couple resided in Glencoe. Ronald was employed at Tonka Toys as a quality control engineer for 25 years. Ronald attended cabinetry school. Following that, he began working at Goebel Fixtures in Hutchinson, MN, where he was currently employed at. Ronald and Diann were blessed with three children, Connie, Lonn, and Jon. They shared 54 years of marriage together.
Ronald was a member of First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Glencoe.
Ronald greatly enjoyed riding his motorcycle, working on his collector cars and frequenting car shows. He was proud to say he owned a 1968 Chevelle SS and a 1967 Mercury Cougar. He also enjoyed gardening, making his own beer, carpentry work and loved to tell stories. He cherished the time he spent with his family, especially his children and grandchildren.
Ronald passed away on Wednesday, July 13, 2022, at the age of 75 years. Blessed be his memory.
Ronald is survived by his:
Wife, Diann Karg of Glencoe, MN;
Children, Connie Karg of Minneapolis, MN,
Jon Karg and his wife, Kimberly of Hutchinson, MN;
Grandchildren, Mercedes (Luke Wendorff) Karg, Chevelle (Mason Primus) Karg, Lexus Karg;
Great-granddaughter, Aubree Karg;
Step-great-granddaughter, Aubrey Kokesch;
Siblings, Bradley (Mary) Karg of Glencoe, MN, Stanley (Rosie) Karg of Glencoe, MN, Delbert Karg of Glencoe, MN, and Carolyn (Jeff) Garritsen of Forest Lake, MN;
Special mention, James (Rebecca) Mathews;
Nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Ronald was preceded in death by his Parents, John and Marjorie Karg; Daughter, Lonn Mathews; Granddaughter, Heather Diana Mathews; Aunts and Uncles.
Dan Holmbeck says
Sympathies to the family
DIANE T TEMPLIN says
So sorry to hear of your family’s loss. You and your family have my deepest sympathy and prayers
Sam Thorne says
Jon & Kim I am so sorry to learn about this. I have a couple fond memories of meeting your Dad and shairing a few miles on two wheels with you guys.
May he rest in peace.
Thanks Sam! Every once on a while he would ask about you. He remembered you Blue Road Glide!
Marty Hartmann says
I have such wonderful memories of the Karg brothers teaching me how to ice skate when I was a little girl. They were both always so kind. My deepest sympathy to Ron’s family. He was such a good man.
Marty Downer Hartmann
Thank You Dan!
Richard A Kloth says
Our deepest sympathy to Ron’s family
Dennis & Sharon Christensen says
So sorry to hear of Ron’s passing. Prayers and Hugs to the family. Will be thinking of all of you.
David Schwanke says
Jon & Kim,
Wish we would have met your dad. We had so many things in common cars & motorcycles and life. Sounds like he was a great man.
Our condolences for your loss. Remember the times you were here with Russell.
David & Betty Schwanke
Thank You So Much Sir! You and my Dad would have absolutely gotten along. Thank You for reaching out!
Dale and Judy Flemming says
I will always remember Ron and some of the times we had in our younger years! I have one fond memory of us changing out the transmission in my 68 Olds and us getting drenched with transmission fluid when we pulled the transmission out! Bless his memories and God now has a good Handy Man in heaven!
Dale, Thank You so much! You are right, Heaven certainty gained a jack of all trades. Dad spoke often of his younger years working on cars with his friends. He will be missed Greatly!
Duane Flemming (Toby) says
Ron, I can remember growing up together and the good times we had. I know someday we’ll get together again.
Doug Ide and Bridget Gran- Ide says
Jon and Kim,
We are so sorry for the loss of your father/father-in-law. God takes the good ones when he needs them, apparently. Sending our prayers for comfort and peace for you and your family.
Paul Florin says
My family and I had the pleasure of living next door to Ron for the last 22 years. I still remember how welcoming he was when we first moved in, and through the years, always with a kind word and plenty of colorful stories, and that million dollar smile. We will truly miss him..
Barb Goebel Field says
So sorry for your loss. He was a great asset to the Goebel team.