Ronald Smith, 66

Ronald L. Smith, 66, of South Haven, MN, formerly of Cokato, MN, died Saturday, March 11, 2023, at his home.

Funeral services will take place at 11 a.m. Friday, March 17, 2023, at Kimball United Methodist Church in Kimball, MN, with Pastor Lori Artner officiating. Burial will follow at Zion Cemetery in South Haven.

Visitation took place from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, and will take place from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday, both at the church. A prayer service took place at 7 p.m. Thursday evening at the church. The funeral will be webcast on the funeral home website.

Ronald Lee Smith was born Jan. 18, 1957, in Litchfield, MN, to Robert and Sharon (Rubel) Smith.

He grew up in Darwin, MN, and graduated with the class of 1975 from Dassel-Cokato High School.

He was united in marriage to Diane Jean Curtis in Maple Lake, MN, Sept. 6, 1980. They made their home in Cokato, where they raised their family.

Ron worked in construction, and took great pride in his work.

He was a jack of all trades. Ron was the former president of the Cokato Ridge Runners Snowmobile Club. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and riding his ATV. He loved spending time with family and friends on the weekends, and taking time with grandchildren on the golf cart and Ranger.

He is survived by his wife, Diane of South Haven; daughters, Destiny Smith (Todd Bearson) of St. Augusta, MN, and Lacey (Joe) Decker of Fairhaven, MN; mother, Sharon Smith of Annandale, MN; grandchildren, Kenna and Dylan Bearson, and Delilah and Maylee Decker; sister and brother, Sheri (Keith) Woodford of Grove City, MN, and Kevin (Nancy) Smith of Elk River, MN; and many other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his father, Robert Smith; and sister, Monica Moham.

The casket bearers will be Andy Spike, Weston Smith, Spenser Smith, Brandon Woodford, Bryan Moham, and Hadyn Kelm.

Arrangements are entrusted with Dingmann Funeral Care Burial and Cremation Services of Kimball.

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