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Ronald Karie, 77

Ronald R. Karie, age 77, of South Haven, died peacefully Thursday, Dec. 16, 2021, at his home with all of his loved ones by his side.

Ronald was born Jan. 15, 1944, at his home in French Lake Township to Axel and Elma Karie. 

Ronald enjoyed riding his Harley-Davidson, sitting on the swing, enjoying a beer by the campfire, and spending time with his wife, kids, and grandkids.

Ronald worked as a plant operator for Mid Minnesota Hot Mix for several years. 

He was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in 2017.

Ronald is survived by his wife, Diane; son, Kyle Karie; daughter, Heidi (Jesse) Frost; grandchildren, Lexi, Hunter, and Keaton Karie, Carley and Kylie Frost; one great-grandchild Elayna Karie; very special friend, Marit; sisters-in-law, Joyce Tessmer, Doris Karie; sisters, Eunice (Jerry) Abrahamson, Marilyn Weltel; brothers, Deane and Darryl Karie; and lots of nieces and nephews.

Ronald was preceded in death by his parents, Axel and Elma Karie; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Carl and Harriet Walberg; brother, Allen Karie; and brother-in-law, Curtis Welte.

A celebration of life took place at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 8, 2022, at the French Lake Town Hall.

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