Ronald D. Hanevik

Ronald D. Hanevik

FAIRMONT — Ronald D. Hanevik, age 79, of Fairmont, passed away Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019, at Mayo Clinic Health System in Fairmont, surrounded by his family. A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 28, 2019, at Patton Funeral Home in Blue Earth, with visitation one hour prior to the service.

Web tributes may be left at www.pattonfh.com

Ronald Dean Hanevik was born Jan. 5, 1940, in Elmore, Minn., to Berner and Lauretta (Thompson) Hanevik. He was raised and educated in Frost, graduating in 1958.

He married Patricia Lou Claude on June 16, 1959, and they raised their children in Blue Earth, and in 2006, moved to Fairmont.

Ron was a mechanic by trade and was employed with Enterlines, Smith Sales and Service, L & M Motors and self employed with Downtown Care Care. He retired in December 2005.

Ron enjoyed camping, hunting and fishing. He loved naps with his cats, Lily and Amy. He also enjoyed woodworking and flying kites. He was a jokester and loved to tease those around him. Ron loved his family dearly, and his grandchildren held a special place in his heart.

Ron is survived by his wife of 60 years, Patricia Hanevik of Fairmont; children, Rick (Tricia) Hanevik of Mound, Deb (Craig) Asmus of Truman, Randy (Rayne) Hanevik, Todd (Nancy) Hanevik, all of Blue Earth; 10 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren; sisters, Wanda (Roger) Samdal of Windom, Lu (Ross) Kempf of Blue Earth, and Paulette Larson of Blue Earth; many other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; an infant sister; and a brother, Douglas Hanevik.