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Ronald Samuelson

November 24, 1936 — March 17, 2017

Ronald "Sam" Fred Samuelson, age 80, of Fargo, ND, formerly of Detroit Lakes, MN, passed away on Friday, March 17, 2017, at Essentia Health in Fargo. A memorial service will be at 11:00 am on Friday, March 24, 2017, at St. Mary of the Lakes Catholic Church in Detroit Lakes; a time of gathering will begin an hour prior. Sam was born on November 24, 1936, to Silas and Dorothy (Seaburg) Samuelson in Fargo, ND. He graduated from Audubon High School in 1954. He entered into the United States Navy and went to boot camp in Great Lakes, IL. He served as a radar technician first class until his honorable discharge in 1957. He went on to work for Northwestern Bell in November of 1957, and worked at various locations, until his retirement in 1992. He was united in marriage to Linda Kubas-Jacque on January 26, 1995, at Castle Rock, CO.

He was a member of the V.F.W and the American Legion. He loved riding motorcycles and classic automobiles, and enjoyed them with his wife. He also enjoyed his grandchildren and followed their athletic activities.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Silas and Dorothy; and a half-brother, LeRoy Samuelson.

He is survived by his wife, Linda; his children, Craig (Jodi) of Barnesville, Tom (Staci) of Highland Ranch, CO, John (Mary) of Minnetonka, Julie (Doug) Durgin of Fargo, ND; two step children, Shelly Engen of Janesville, WI, and Brandon (Dalila) Jacque of Janesville; 14 grandchildren: Keenan (Natalie) Samuelson, Abby (Derek) Richter, Reece Samuelson, Carly Samuelson, Andrew Lein, Cassie Engen, Jack Samuelson, McKenna Samuelson, Katie Samuelson, Matt Samuelson, Kendall Durgin, Noah Jacque, Mason Jacque.; and two great-grandchildren: Rowen Samuelson and Harlynn Richter. In Lieu of flowers the family requests that memorials be made to The Alzheimer's Foundation of America 322 Eighth Ave., 7th fl. New York, NY 10001 or The American Diabetes Foundation - www.diabetes.org.

Funeral Home: David Donehower Funeral Home 609 Hwy 10 East Detroit Lakes, MN US 56501

Previous Events

Visitation
Friday, March 24, 2017
10:00 AM
St. Mary of the Lakes

20996 Co Hwy 20
Rural Detroit Lakes, MN 56501

Service
Friday, March 24, 2017
11:00 AM
St. Mary of the Lakes

20996 Co Hwy 20
Rural Detroit Lakes, MN 56501


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