Ronald (Ron) Joseph Anderson was born May 5, 1934 in Underwood, North Dakota to Kenneth and Louise (Weisz) Anderson where he shared his life with two brothers and two sisters. Those closest to him referred to him as Ronnie.
Due to complications with an ear infection at age 2, he had to have one of his eardrums removed to save his life. His younger years were spent being a dare devil by enjoying motorcycles and stock cars. He turned his first 1934 Ford into a hot rod and won his first race.
Ronald was united in marriage to Dorothy (Zimmerman) Anderson on May 29th, 1965. They had two daughters, Ronda and Vickie or George and Squirt as he referred to them.
Ron and Dorothy lived in North Dakota, Idaho and Wyoming but Billings, Montana is where they made their home.
Ron started out his younger years working on the McNary Dam on the Columbia River. He also spent time in Kalispell, Montana hauling food and water to the fire fighters on horseback. Ron spent most of his adult life as a truck driver or mechanic/welder. His last job before he retired was hauling asphalt for his son-in-law Matt, for Total Asphalt Repair.
Ron always loved to receive and tell a good joke. He loved to have fun with family and friends with his most cherished times being their 40th Wedding Anniversary and his 80th Birthday party. Ron loved to travel with their motorhome and was active in the Good Sam’s Gallivanters where he was president for several years. He and Dorothy spent the last several winters being snow birds in Pahrump, Nevada.
Ron has fought a courageous battle with lung cancer for the past 9 months. He was granted his angel wings Thursday, September 27, 2018 in his home surrounded by his family.
Grateful for having shared his life are his wife of 53 years, Dorothy (Zimmerman) Anderson; 2 daughters and sons-in-law, Vickie (Dan) Klinger, Ronda (Matt) Costello; 4 grandchildren, Kaycee (Derek) Treptow, Kris Klinger, Mick and Hunter Costello; 1 great grandchild, Tori Treptow; 1 brother and sister-in-law, Mervin and Pam Anderson; 1 sister-in-law, June Liebel and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, 1 brother Gene Liebel; 2 sisters Marlys Anderson and Josephine Lukens; 1 niece Jennifer Liebel.