Ronald Hamre, 74, of Thief River Falls, MN passed away Wednesday, September 5, 2018 at Altru Hospital, Grand Forks, ND with his loving family by his side.

Funeral service will be held on Tuesday September 11, 2018 at 10:30 AM at Trinity Lutheran Church in Thief River Falls with Reverend John Voelker Officiating. Burial will be held at Greenwood Cemetery in Thief River Falls.

Visitation will be held on Monday, September 10, 2018 from 5 – 8 PM with a prayer service at 7:00 PM at Johnson Funeral Service in Thief River Falls and also one hour prior to the service on Tuesday.

Ronald Allen Hamre was born June 15, 1944 in Thief River Falls, MN son of Melvin and Gladys (Olson) Hamre. The family lived at Mavie, MN. He attended country school until the  8th grade and graduated from Lincoln High School in 1962.

Following his education Ron worked at the Post Office and other various jobs. In 1978 he started H&H Sales Inc.

On March 31, 1962 Ron was united in marriage to Sharon Anderson at Trinity Lutheran Church in Thief River Falls. To this union three children were born Perry, Peggy and John.

Ron enjoyed gardening, playing cards, Texas Hold’em, traveling and his dog Shiloh. He was a member of the Eagles, Sons of Legion and served many years on the church council.

Ron is survived by his wife Sharon of Thief River Falls, MN; children Perry (Cheryl) Hamre of Fargo, ND, Peggy (Marlon) Knutson of Thief River Falls, MN and John (Brenda) Hamre of Thief River Falls, MN; grandchildren  Keegan and Amanda Hamre, Nicholi and Chelsey Knutson, Brady and Averi Hamre; one great-grandson Jonah Hamre; sister Frances Aandal of Thief River Falls, MN, Barb (Bernie) Picolet of Grygla, MN and one brother LaVerne Hamre of Thief River Falls, MN along with many nieces, nephews cousins and relatives and friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents, brothers Jerry and Leighton; brothers-in-law Ray Aandal, Ray Moe and sisters-in-law Marilyn Hamre, Bev Hamre and Connie Hamre and Nephew Kevin Hamre.

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