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IN MEMORY OF Ronald Dale Mesner

February 13, 2013

Ronald Dale Mesner 
Ronald Dale Mesner
Funeral services will be held at Christ Lutheran Church in Slayton, MN on Monday, February 11, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. with Rev. Ted Kunze officiating.
1936 - Ronald Dale Mesner - 2013

Ron Mesner was born on July 3, 1936 on a farm near Germantown, Iowa to John and Ella Tesch Mesner.†Ron was baptized at St. Johnís Lutheran Church in Germantown.†In 1947 the family moved to a farm in Moulton Township, Murray County near Chandler, Minnesota.†Ron attended Chandler High School and was confirmed at Zion Lutheran Church in Iona, Minnesota. After attending school, Ron farmed with his father.†On September 13, 1958 he and Mary Alice Pool were married at Trinity Lutheran Church in Chandler.†Following their marriage they continued to farm with Ron Ďs father until they moved to a farm in Fenton Township, Murray County. In†1994 they moved to Slayton, Minnesota.† Ron continued to help his son, Tom with his farming operation.†Ron passed away unexpectedly at his home in Slayton on Thursday, February 7, 2013 at the age of 76.†He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Chandler until it closed in 2005. Ron had served on the Trinity Lutheran Church Council for several years. He was a member of Christ Lutheran Church in Slayton.†Ron also was a member of the Murray County Pork Producerís and served on the Murray County Fair Board.†Over the years Ron participated in many sports including basketball, softball, and baseball even playing for the Hadley Buttermakers. Ron became an avid spectator of both local and national basketball, football and baseball teams as well as any other sport that included a ball.†He also enjoyed a good round of golf.

Survivors include his wife Mary Mesner, Slayton, MN; three children and their spouses: Thomas and Mary J. Mesner, Chandler, MN, Robin and Wes Hofkamp, Sioux Falls, SD and Lisa Mesner, Brandon, SD; nine grandchildren: Daniel and Tina Mesner, Lydia and Brandon Diekmann, Paul Mesner, Andrew Hofkamp, Alex and Kristin Hofkamp, Ashley Hofkamp, Tressa Tingle, Tiara Tingle and Tanya Tingle; two great-grandchildren: Carter Mesner and Michael Hofkamp; one brother-in-law Leonard Fiddelke, Paullina, IA and one sister-in-law Velva Knorr, Colby, WI.†He was preceded in death by his parents,; one brother Harlin Mesner; one sister Betty Fiddelke and his parents-in-law Dan and Vera Pool.

Funeral services will be held at Christ Lutheran Church in Slayton, MN on Monday, February 11, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. with Rev. Ted Kunze officiating.†The organist was Pat Onken with special music by Tressa Tingle, Tanya Tingle and Heidi Winter.†The pallbearers were his grandchildren.†Interment is at Trinity Lutheran Cemetery Chandler, MN.†† Totzke Funeral Home of Slayton is entrusted with arrangements. To send condolences visit

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