Obituary for Ronald Linder

Ronald Dale Linder, age 78 of Plummer, MN  died on April 24, 2023  at Pioneer Memorial Home in Erskine MN  where he had been residing  for the last 2 years.
Per Ronald’s wishes, no services will be held.
On December 3rd. 1944 Ron was born to Frank and Margaret (Torkelson) Linder in Thief River Falls, MN   He attended Oklee Public Schools and worked on the family farm while growing up. Ron married Maryanne Meland in 1976 and moved to Plummer, MN  with her 3 children. He worked at Arctic Cat in Thief River Falls, MN , Homark in Red Lake Falls, MN and American Crystal Sugar in Crookston, Mn for many years. After retiring from Crystal Sugar, he helped his brother Steve working on the family farm. Years later he met Martha Vincent and they were together for 20 plus years.
Ron loved old John Deere and Case tractors and attending various steam thrashing shows including the Western Minnesota Steam Threshing Reunion in Rollag MN  He collected over 40 old chainsaws that he would repair and use to cut wood and also did small engine repair for friends and neighbors. Ron had a number of dogs over the years which he cared for deeply. He enjoyed watching the Twins games and watching the Eagle camera videos.                                                                                                                                  
Survivors include his significant other Martha Vincent Erskine, MN,  Step-children Kristy (Paul) Henrickson, Eric Mattison Fargo, ND, Eron (Carmell) Mattison. Brothers Galen (Val) Linder Portland, OR, Steve (Donna) Linder Oklee, MN.  Sister-in-law Gloria Torkelson, Hatton ND.
Several step grandchildren & great grandchildren, 2 nephews, 1 niece and 1 great niece.
Ron is preceded in death by his parents Frank and Margaret and his brother Robert Torkelson.
Condolences may be sent at

Richards Publishing

P.O. Box 159
239 2nd Ave
Gonvick, MN 56644
Telephone: (218) 487-5225


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