Ronald Willard Kuethe, 67, Albert Lea

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, November 23, 2004

Funeral services for Ronald W. Kuethe, age 67, of rural Albert Lea, will be held

10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 24, at Concordia Pickerel Lake Lutheran Church. Rev. Roger Buhr will officiate. Interment will be in the Concordia Pickerel Lake Cemetery with military honors accorded by the Freeborn County Servicemen’s Organizations.

Visitation is 5 to 7 p.m. today, Tuesday, at Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home, and one hour prior to the services at the church. To sign the guest book, goto

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Ronald died Sunday, Nov. 21, 2004, at St. Marys Hospital in Rochester.

Ronald Willard Kuethe was born Nov. 30, 1936, to Willard and Louise (Behr) Kuethe in Albert Lea. He attended school in Alden, graduating from Alden High School in 1954.

After graduation, Ronald worked for Walter Wichmann and Drug Supply. In 1956, he began farming with his parents and worked the same farm all of his life. On Nov. 28, 1957, Ronald was united in marriage to Ada Noland at the First Methodist Church in Albert Lea. He enjoyed camping, spending time with his family, traveling up north sightseeing, and attending the State Fair. Ronald had been active in 4-H and was a member of the Concordia Pickerel Lake Lutheran Church.

Survivors include his wife, Ada; children: Lori and her husband Wayne Ladwig, Rhonda and her husband Mark Tufte, Brenda and her husband Greg Johnson, Paula and her husband Dan Devlaeminck, David Kuethe, and Lisa and her husband Jake Schleisman; 10 grandchildren; sister, Delphine Drommerhausen; brother, Gayle and his wife Vicki Kuethe; sister-in-law, Shirley Eustis; and special pal, &uot;Fergie.&uot;

Ronald was preceded in death by his parents; sister-in-law, Kathy Kuethe; brother-in-law, Dale Drommerhausen; and niece, Stacia Drommerhausen.