Ron LePage, age 72, of Delano, formerly of Waverly died on Sunday, August 3, 2008 at his home in Delano. He was born February 21, 1936 to Valtimere and Genevieve (Karels) LePage in Woodland Township, Minn.
Ron and Karen were united in marriage on August 16, 1986 in Delano, Minnesota. He was employed at Pako for 23 years, and Redmond Products for 13 years. Upon his retirement from Redmond in 1998, Ron started driving school bus for the Minnetonka School District. He thoroughly enjoyed interacting with his student riders.
Ron served on the Waverly Fire Department for 23 years. He and his wife Karen enjoyed traveling. They traveled throughout the United States and eventually overseas going to Russia and China. Spoiling his grandchildren was a highlight in his life. He enjoyed spending time with his friends and family.
Ron was preceded in death by his parents Val and Gen LePage; and his brother Allan LePage.
He is survived by his wife Karen; sons Paul LePage, Dave LePage and Brenda Desmarais, John and Carrie LePage; step-daughters and sons-in-law Therese and Ted Salonek, Becky and Rich Farniok, Patty and Ken Erskine, Shari and Oscar Velazquez; 16 grandchildren Joshua, Jackson, and Josie LePage, Teddy, Reba, Grace, Hope, Eli, and Millie Salonek, Abby, Ben, Lydia, and Elise Farniok, Katrina Erskine, Rico and Nico Velazquez; siblings and spouses Val and JoAnn LePage, Linda and Dennis Miller; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law Marcy LePage, Joyce Gadient, Lois and Bob Wittsack, Lyle and Dorothy Herrmann.
Mass of Christian Burial was held on Thursday, August 7 at the Church of St. Mary in Waverly, Minn. Rev. Timothy Cloutier officiated with interment in the church cemetery.
Casket bearers were Ron’s grandsons and nephew Joshua LePage, Teddy Salonek, Ben Farniok, Rico Velazquez, Nico Velazquez, and Tom King. Honorary bearers were Ron’s grandsons Jackson LePage and Eli Salonek.
Arrangements were by Iten Funeral Home in Delano, Minn.