James Ronning

Obituary of James Ronning


Ronning, James

62, Richfield, passed away April 4th after a short,

valiant battle against ALS. Jimmy was known for his love of family, friends, fishing, traveling and music. His zest for life showed  through in his dazzling smile right up to the end.

He  married  the  love  of  his  life Bettie,  on  May  13th,  1983.  Many adventures and roads were traveled in 37 years of marriage.

After 34 years of paving streets and plowing snow for the City of Minneapolis, retirement was at hand until a  diagnosis  of  ALS  was  given  in November 2020. A horrible disease with no cure in sight. But ALS will never define who Jimmy was. He will forever be the friend who dropped what he was doing to help you; without ever asking for anything in return. His love for all who were honored to know him, was unconditional. He brightened up any room he walked into.

Survived by: Wife/soulmate Bettie Ronning. Mother: Dagney Johnson. Brother's: Wade Ronning and Mike Ronning. Stepbrother: Mark Plesha Stepsister's: Debbie Krebs and Pam Pospeck. Beloved Niece Keva Marie, Amanda Swanson, Sara Askren, Carrie Carlson and Hannah Plesha. Nephew's: Josh Ronning, Aaron Buncich and Steven Buncich. Sister-in-law Kim Buncich. Brothers of his Heart: John Forward, Paul Moore and Tim Lundberg.

Preceded  in  death  by:  Father: Robert Johnson. Brother: Tim Ronning. Brother's in-law: Blaine Buncich, Bruce Buncich, Don Pospeck and Dave Krebs. Niece: Claire  Krebs.  Mother  and  Father in-law: Joe and Kaye Buncich.

"Just call out my name and you know, wherever I am, I'll come running to see you again. You've Got a Friend."


A Celebration of a life well lived to be held at a later date.

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