Ronald Gilman Vieths, age 76, of Delano, passed away Thursday, April 13, 2017, with his wife, Dee, at his side, after a long, tough battle with amyloidosis.
He was born Oct. 22, 1940, in Farmington, to Gilman L. Vieths and June (Louk) Vieths.
Ron graduated from Minnetonka High School, and then joined the US Army, where he served in the Signal Corp.
During that time, he married Doris “Dee” Cameron Aug. 18, 1962.
He was honorably discharged after 10 years, and then sold cars for the next 15 years. Ron then started working for the US Post Office in St. Paul, from which he retired.
In that time, he also went back into the US Army Reserve, where he served another 13 years, and retired with a total of 23 years of military service.
Ron’s favorite hobbies were fly fishing and tradio.
He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Dee; six sons: Ronald (Robyn), Randall (Carla Spizzo), Stephen, Michael (Debbie Hilde), David (Kim), and Kenneth (Heather); 23 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren.
Ron is further survived by four brothers, Richard Vieths, John (Jan) Murch, Timothy (Cheryl) Murch, and William Murch; a sister, Bonnie (Bert) Notermann; sister-in-law Diane Desautel; brothers-in-law Dayton Cameron, and Wayne Cameron; and many nephews and nieces.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Gilman and June; sister Sharon Bisek; brother Robert Vieths; brother-in-law Donald Bisek; sister-in-law Patt Vieths; and a granddaughter, Karissa Vieths.
There was visitation Monday, April 17 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Iten Funeral Home in Delano, with a 7 p.m. prayer service. Inurnment was at Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis.
Arrangements were with the Iten Funeral Home, Delano.