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Ronald "Ron" Hartvikson

Ronald "Ron"


Ron, age 70, was born on February 6, 1947 to Gordon and Agnes (Aarestad) Hartvikson in Jamestown, ND. Ron's faith was the most important thing in his life and made his choice to serve God at a young age and continued faithfully all of his life.

He grew up on a farm near Jamestown and graduated from Jamestown High School in 1965. He graduated from Valley City State University in 1969. Ron married Nancy Evanson from Forman, ND in 1969. Together they raised two children, Matthew and Mia, in Thompson, ND.

He worked for over 30 years as a pharmaceutical representative for 3M. He died at home in Thompson surrounded by family and friends on December 30, 2017 after his courageous battle with esophageal cancer for over four years. He was preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by his wife, Nancy, son Matthew of Bemidji, MN and daughter Mia of San Leandro, CA and very special friends Paul and Robin Severud and their three sons, Joshua, Noah and Daniel of Grand Forks, ND. He is survived by siblings, sister Linda (Jim) Sorenson of DeQueen, AR, sister Roberta (Lyle) Overby of Jamestown, ND, and sister Ann (Rick) Overby of West Fargo, ND, brother-in-law Richard Evanson (Kelly Fix) of Fargo, ND, sister-in-law Emma Lou Evanson of Moosomin, SK, sister-in-law Betty (Darryl) Justesen of Detroit Lakes, MN, and sister-in-law Marilyn (Duane) Williams of Olathe, KS, his uncle Wilfred Aarestad of Jamestown, ND, and 18 special nieces and nephews and their families. He is also survived by many other relatives and close friends.

Funeral Service will be held Saturday, January 6, 2018 at 1:30 p.m. at the Alerus Center Ballroom 5, 1200 S 42nd St, Grand Forks, ND 58201. Please use Door # 4 for the service.

Visitation will be held Friday, January 5, 2018 from 5 to 7 p.m. in Amundson Funeral Home and will continue 1 hour prior to the start of the service at the Alerus Center.

Burial will be held at Thompson City Cemetery.

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