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Ronald A. Servin, 86

Ronald Anton Servin, age 86, of Dassel, died Friday, Jan. 14, 2011, at the Lakeside Health Care Center of Dassel.

He was born Nov. 8, 1924, the son of Anton and Marie (Boeder) Servin.

Ron was baptized and confirmed at Peace Lutheran Church in Hutchinson, and at the time of his death was a member of the Gethsemane Lutheran Church in Dassel, where he had served on the church council.

Ron attended District 49 for his education.

He had served in the US Army and was honorably discharged Dec. 17, 1946.

Ron was united in marriage to Wilma Mattila Dec. 24, 1949. The couple made their home in the Dassel area, before moving to Braham, where they resided for several years before making a move back to Dassel.

Ron was united in marriage to Carol Anderson April 16, 1966. They lived west of Dassel, where Ron was employed as a poultry farm manager for Minnesota Poultry Services in Dassel.

Ron was an avid baseball fan and had played on a class B State Amateur Baseball championship team in the late 1950s. He enjoyed bowling, playing cards with friends, and he loved to hunt, trap, and fish, having spent many hours after elusive game.

He is survived by his wife, Carol; children Kurt (Roberta) Servin of Hutchinson, and Tim (Kristen) Servin of Dassel; grandchildren Jasmine Fussy, Kevin Servin, and Kari Servin; and a sister-in-law, Jeanette Servin.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Wilma Mattila; parents; brothers Edward and Paul Servin; a sister and her husband, Olga and Robert Regal; and nephews James and Gene Regal.

A memorial service took place Wednesday, Jan. 19 at 1 p.m. at the Gethsemane Lutheran Church in Dassel, with the Revs. Steven Olson and John Peterson officiating. Interment of the urn will take place in the spring at the Dassel Community Cemetery.

There was a time to gather with family Tuesday, Jan. 19 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Gethsemane Lutheran Church; which continued Wednesday for one hour prior to the service at the church.

Memorial arrangements were handled by the Johnson Funeral Home of Dassel.