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“I'll miss Uncle Buck.  Card games at Christmas won't be the same without him.   ”
1 of 9 | Posted by: Eric Leinen - Tempe, AZ

“Buck, you will be sadly missed by everyone. We have a lot of good memories of you. We were thinking about a time when you asked if you could mow our...Read More »
2 of 9 | Posted by: Ben & Rachel Differding - MN

“We will miss him so much he always had a smile and fun to be around ”
3 of 9 | Posted by: Diane Tirrel - Crookston, MN

“Words cannot express how much I will miss Ron.  He was a brightening fixture of our home and always made me smile.  Mr. John Deere will...Read More »
4 of 9 | Posted by: Melissa Wirth - Red Lake Falls, MN

“Ron was such an inspiration to all of us at the ODC. When ever we had any questions on Lawn mowers Ron was right there to answer any question. Ron...Read More »
5 of 9 | Posted by: Susie Olson - Beltrami, MN

“Buck~You  will be missed. The sound of your motor cycle at 6AM in the morning, your phone calls just to say "hey whatcha 'doin?". You were a...Read More »
6 of 9 | Posted by: Joyce Wolter - Breckenridge, MN

“To wolter familymy prayers go out to all of you thinking of you all in difficult time ”
7 of 9 | Posted by: cleo - breckenridge, MN

“To Ron's family,I'm so sorry for your loss. Ron used to mow the lawn at our house on Stephen's Dr. in Crookston. He usually rode his bike over to ask...Read More »
8 of 9 | Posted by: Jan Cole - Broomfield, CO

“We are sorry to hear about the passing of your son.  We know he will be missed by all of you. ”
9 of 9 | Posted by: Gayle & Darlene Hennenfent - NV

  Ronald “Buck” Wolter, 60, Crookston, MN, formerly of Breckenridge, MN, died October 30, 2009 at Altru Hospital in Grand Forks, ND.

  His funeral will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, November 4, 2009 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Breckenridge, with Father Kenneth Popp officiating.

  Visitation will be Tuesday, November 3, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. with a prayer service at 7 pm at Joseph Vertin & Sons Funeral Home, Breckenridge, MN.  There will also be visitation one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

  Pallbearers: James Haug, Brad Goss, Scott Hurst, Robert Brunner, Leah Wolter, and Duane “Ike” Wolter. Honorary pallbearers: Alan Neuman, Al Wolter, Lawrence Hasbargen and Mike Hasbargen.

  Interment will be at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery, Breckenridge.

  Ronald Arthur Wolter was born September 19, 1949 in Breckenridge, MN, the son of Art and Lorraine (Kvidera) Wolter.  He grew up on the farm east of Breckenridge and attended Breckenridge schools, graduating in 1968.  Following graduation he became employed at a dairy farm near Fergus Falls, MN, and for a short time traveled with a carnival.  He later stayed at various group homes until becoming a resident of the Eagles Haven Foster Home in Crookston, MN, where he has resided for the past twelve years.

  Ron was employed by the Occupational Development Center in Crookston.  Some of his jobs there included working at the Crookston Recycling Center, cleaning a local bank, working at the Workforce Center and Tri-Valley transportation in the evenings.  He also had “Ron’s Lawn Mowing Service” during the summertime.  He retired on December 1, 2008.  During his retirement he enjoyed going up town for coffee.  He also attended the Golden Link Center a couple days a week to have lunch and visit with others.  Once he got his scooter, he loved to just ride around town. 

  Ron’s hobbies included collecting anything John Deere, doing word searches, playing cards and electronic games, going to the casino, bowling, watching his favorite television programs and mowing lawns.  He always enjoyed coming back to Breckenridge to visit his family, ride his motorcycle and visit with neighbors in Sunnyside Township. 

  Ron’s final gift to everyone was his donation of tissue and organs.

  He is survived by his mother: Lorraine Wolter, Breckenridge, MN; His two sisters:  Bonita “Bonnie” (Michael) Brunner, Minot, ND and their children, Michelle, Robert, Randy, and Ryan; and Sharon (Ron) Leinen, Breckenridge, MN and their children, Heidi, Eric, and Heather; His brother:  David (Joyce) Wolter, Breckenridge, MN and their children, Kory, Leah, and Rebecca; His housemates at the Eagles Wing home: Richard, Patrick, Mathew and David; His good friends: James, Scott, Brad, Larry, Caleb and Ashley; and staff members he was close to:  Bob, Dana, Melissa, Gail, Shanna, Robyn, Stacy, Karen, Theresa, Debbie, Judy, Kim and Brandi.

  He was preceded in death by:   His father: Arthur “Art” Wolter; and a nephew:  Eddie Brunner.


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303 North Fifth Street Breckenridge, MN 56520
Tel. (218) 643-5593