Norman RonningNorman Ronning, 90, Silver Bay, died Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2008, in the Minnesota Veteran’s Home.
Norman Ronning, 90, Silver Bay, died Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2008, in the Minnesota Veteran’s Home.
He was born Aug. 21, 1918, in Grand Marais to John and Fina (Johnson) Ronning and was a life-long resident of the North Shore.
During World War II he served in the U.S. Navy. Norman worked as a commercial fisherman for many years, and was also employed by Zenith Dredge Company in the building of the Two Harbors breakwater, by the DM&IR Railroad on the ore docks, and retired as street commissioner after many years with the City of Silver Bay.
Norman enjoyed carpentry, snowmobiling and four-wheeling with his dog, and a lifetime of fishing.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Florence; his second wife, Solvay; a daughter, Susanne Johnson; a granddaughter, Debora Rustad; sons-in-law, James Bangsund and Richard Kempfert; and brothers and sisters, Edward, Ray, Carl, John, Mary Ronning-Blomdahl and Eleanor Nyquist.
Norman is survived by his daughters, Sandra Bangsund and Billie Ramona Kempfert, both of Two Harbors, and Norma Lee (Gary) Rhodes of Silver Bay; nine grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.
Service was Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2008, at Cavallin Funeral Home, Two Harbors. Burial at Lakeview Cemetery.