Ronald A. Artmann, 74

Ronald Andrew Artmann, age 74, of Winsted, passed away Wednesday, March 12, 2014, at The Marie Steiner Kelting Hospice House in Chaska.

A Mass of Christian Burial will take place Monday, March 17 at 10:30 a.m. at Holy Family Catholic Church in Silver Lake. Gift bearers will be Sharon Anderson, and Arrissa Nowak and McKenzie Nowak. Interment will be at Holy Trinity Cemetery in Winsted.

Visitation was Sunday, March 16 from 4 to 8 p.m. at The Maresh Funeral Home in Silver Lake, with a prayer service at 7 p.m.; and will continue Monday at the church, one hour prior to Mass.

Ron’s six grandchildren will be honorary casket bearers.

The Maresh Funeral Home in Silver Lake is serving the family. Online condolences may be made to www.mareshfuneralhome.com.

Ron was born Aug. 31, 1939, in Winsted Township, McLeod County, the son of Andrew C. and Mary Neumann Artmann.

Ronald was joined in holy marriage with Carol Ann Fiecke Aug. 29, 1986, in Plato.

Ron engaged in farming in Winsted Township for many years.

He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, telling stories about his younger years, driving horses, playing cards, and morning coffee at Molly’s Café. Ron had a tractor collection, and each tractor that he collected resembled tractors that he and his dad once owned. He also loved to collect quarters.

Ron was a former member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted, and now belonged to Holy Family Catholic Church in Silver Lake.

He is survived by his wife, Carol Ann Artmann; four sons: Bobby Artmann and fiancée Melody, Donny (Kari) Artmann, Kenny Artmann, and Jim Fiecke; six grandchildren: Josh Artmann, Jessica Artmann, Tristan Artmann, and Tyler, Cody and Jack Fiecke; special people: Sharon Anderson and family, Arrissa Nowak, and McKenzie Nowak; sisters Lucille Hausladen and Evelyn Fenske; sisters-in-law Millie Artmann and Mary Ann Artmann; brother-in-law Roger (Carol) Thalman; nieces; nephews; and many other relatives and friends.

Ron was preceded in death by his parents, Andrew and Mary Artmann; brothers Jerome, Clarence, and Clem; two infant sisters: Dorothy and Mary Ellen; and his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Edwin and Laverna Thalman.

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