Ronald Noren, age 56, of St. James died on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013, at Mayo Clinic Health System-Mankato. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013, at East Sveadahl Lutheran Church, rural St. James, with Rev. Kathleen Ulland-Klinkner officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. at Sturm Funeral Home in St. James and one hour before services at the church on Saturday. You may send the family condolences online at www.sturmfh.com. Arrangements are with Sturm Funeral Home in St. James. In lieu of flowers, the Ron Noren Memorial Foundation has been established as a way for our family to continue giving to the organizations he valued. You may send the family condolences online at www.sturmfh.com. Arrangements are with Sturm Funeral Home in St. James.
Ron Noren was born June 20, 1956 in New Ulm. He was raised in rural Saint James by his caring parents, Harold and Viola Noren. Ron had two older brothers: Jerry and Dwayne. He attended grade school in La Salle, high school in St. James and vocational school in Mankato. He has worked in the feed and livestock industry for the last 36 years. Along the way, he made many friends who remained close to him up to his passing. On November 22, 1980, Ron married the love of his life, Angela Larson. Together, they raised three children, Jamie, Krista, and Steven. He treasured watching them grow up and teaching them valuable life lessons along the way. Ron encouraged his children to love trapshooting, and together they have won trophies and prizes at the state level. To his granddaughters, Lilly and Mya, he was known as "Grandpa Buzzy Bee". He cherished his time with them and made his love for them known to everyone in his life. Ron's passions were family, friends, trapshooting and shooting pool. He was proud to dedicate a great portion of his life being the ATA Delegate for the Minnesota Trapshooting Association (MTA) and the manager of the St. James Gun Club for the Watonwan Game & Fish. One of his greatest life accomplishments was being inducted into the MTA's Hall of Fame in 2008. Ron was proud of his and his family's trapshooting achievements. However, he was even more passionate about spending quality time with his fellow trapshooting buddies, teaching newcomers how to shoot, and helping preserve the future of the sport that he loved. His presence in the trapshooting world will be felt forever. Many organizations, people and families have been touched by the life of Ron Noren. He will never be forgotten and his passion for commitment and excellence will forever be an inspiration to all.
Ron is survived by his wife Angie Noren of St. James; children, Jamie (Buddy) Seiner of Pierre, S.D., Krista (Ryan) Gellert of Sioux Falls, S.D., Steven Noren of Ames, Iowa; grandchildren, Lillian and Mya Seiner; parents, Harold and Viola Noren of St. James; brothers, Jerry (Lynette) Noren of St. James, Dwayne (Cathy) Noren of Plymouth; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Orval and Joyce Larson of St. James; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Mike (Diane) Larson of Nisswa and Bruce (Pattie) Larson of Fairmont.
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