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Ronald W. Sjolin

September 19, 1935 ~ October 6, 2017 (age 82)
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Ronald W. Sjolin, age 82, of Akeley, MN passed away on Friday, October 6, 2017 at his home.  

Ronald W Sjolin, lovingly known as" Swede", was born September 19, 1935 in Hollywood MN.

Ron lived in the Delano -Rockford area where he had to "walk to school uphill both ways, in his Dad's footsteps".

He worked at Delano Granite until moving to Bloomington where he worked for SUPERVALU. He then moved to Akeley MN where he was the proud owner of Yodelin Swedes. He adopted the patrons as family, whether they lived in the area or were just passing through. He was also a member of the Akeley Fire Department and was elected Mayor of Akeley.

He and Kay made their home just outside of Akeley where he peacefully passed away on October 6, 2017 at the age of 82.

He is survived by his children; Teree "Sunshine" Sjolin, Kimberly (Myron) Guse, Eric Sjolin, Janelle (Dan) Dinnetz, and stepsons; Stacy (Mel) Brose, Jason (Amanda) Brose, Brad Johnson, Dennis Johnson and Mark (Dawn) Johnson. Several Grandkids and Great Grandkids. Sister In-Law; Mae (Bud) Sjolin. Many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Ron was preceded in Death by his wife, Kay Sjolin. Son's; Jordan (Jody) Sjolin and Jeffrey Sjolin. Parents; Emil and Marion Sjolin. Siblings; Ann (Herman) Ebrink, Albin (Alice) Sjolin, Elsie (Clifford) Conzet, Agnes (Don) Space, Robley "Bud" (Mae) Sjolin.

A celebration of his life will take place at the home of Ron & Kay Sjolin on Saturday Oct. 14th at 3pm. Potluck style.

Burial will take place later with the family.

Arrangements are by Midwest Cremation Association, Walker, Minnesota. 


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