Evans Funeral Home
"Compassionate Funeral Service"
Carrington and New Rockford, North Dakota
701.652.3003 or 701.947.2911
Secondary Number ~ 701.650.9937
Ronald Alvin Kolden, age 78, of Carrington, ND, passed away Friday, October 11, 2019, in Carrington Health Center after a struggle with pneumonia.
He was born August 29, 1941, to Anton and Fern Kolden, in Minot, ND. He was in the Air Force from November 4, 1959 through October 1, 1963.
On June 23, 1967, he was united in marriage to Diane Downie in Makoti, ND. They then moved to Carrington in 1971. He worked for Anderson Sales, C & J Farm Equipment, and Ron’s Sooper Stop.
He was very blessed with the gift of playing the accordion and piano by ear. He shared his gift by playing in nursing homes, small gathering, and anywhere he visited that had a piano or a heaping plate of lutefisk up for grabs. He enjoyed spending time with family, friends, his grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. He will be remembered for his great sense of humor, his kindness, and his beautiful gift of music he shared with many.
Ron is survived by his girlfriend, Janice; daughter, Kristin (Chris) Husler, West Fargo, ND; one granddaughter, Kelsey; one grandson, Justin; four great-grandchildren, Braxton, Auvianna, Gracelynn, and Kennadie; two sisters, Sandra Rue, Plaza, ND, Lorraine Forsman, Ryder, ND; and many nieces and nephews.
Ron was preceded in death by his wife, Diane; parents; one son, Scott; one infant son, Michael; one brother, and two sisters.
Visitation will be Saturday, 12:00PM-1:00PM at Trinity Lutheran Church, Carrington.
Funeral Service will be held Saturday, October 19, 2019 at 1:00PM at Trinity Lutheran Church, Carrington.
Burial will be at the Carrington Cemetery.
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