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Ronald T. Stauss, 76

Ronald T. Stauss, 76, of Baudette, MN and formerly of East Grand Forks, MN passed away at home on Tuesday, September 29, 2015.

Ronald Theodore Stauss was born on March 5, 1939 in Grand Forks, ND the son of Jacob and Viola (Sunsdahl) Stauss. The family lived in East Grand Forks, MN, where Ron attended school and graduated from East Grand Forks Central High School. After high school, Ron attended the University of North Dakota as part of his trade school training where he became a Licensed Master Plumber. Ron married his high school sweetheart, Linda Evanson on July 15, 1961 at Mendenhall Presbyterian Church in East Grand Forks. Following their marriage, they made their home in East Grand Forks.  For many years, Ron was employed with Lunseth Plumbing and Heating in Grand Forks, before joining the Pipefitters Union. As a pipefitter, he worked throughout the region until his retirement in 2001. After retirement, Ron and Linda moved to Baudette MN.

While living at Lake of the Woods, Ron enjoyed attending his grandchildren’s hockey, football and volleyball games. He especially loved being asked to take them on out of town sporting trips when their parents weren’t able.  Some of Ron’s greatest joys were hunting, fishing, snowmobiling and tinkering in his garage. Throughout his life, he made many friends with whom he enjoyed making annual hunting and fishing trips.   One of Ron’s best traits was his desire to help people out whenever he had the opportunity. He was truly a great husband, father, grandfather and friend.

Ron will be deeply missed by his wife, Linda; children, Jill (Tim) Mack, Roosevelt, MN William (Roberta) Stauss, East Grand Forks, MN; his dearly loved grandchildren, Cody, Jake and Josh Mack and Coby and Kylie Stauss, as well as many cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.    


He was preceded in death by his parents, Jacob and Viola Stauss and his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Percy and Lillian Evanson.

Funeral Service: 11:00 a.m. Saturday, October 3, 2015 in Mendenhall Presbyterian Church, 528 10th St. NW, East Grand Forks, MN.

Visitation: 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Friday with a 7:00 p.m. prayer service in the Historic Norman Funeral Home-Gregory J. Norman Funeral Chapel.  Visitation will continue for one hour prior to the funeral service in the church on Saturday.

Burial: Riverside Cemetery, Oslo, MN.

The online memorial registry may be signed at

(The Historic Norman Funeral home, Grand Forks, ND)

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