Ronald Lee Kowalczik, 57

Ronald Lee Kowalczik, age 57 of Climax, MN, passed away peacefully on Saturday, October 24, 2015 due to natural causes at Altru Hospital in Grand Forks, ND, surrounded by his family.

Ron was born on January 8, 1958 in Crookston, MN to Stanley and Louis Brooks.  Ron went to school in Grand Forks, ND till he later moved to Climax, MN with his grandparents.  Ron graduated from Climax High School with the Class of 1977.  He married and had his daughter Michele.  Ron then enlisted into the United States Army where he was discharged due to injuries.  Ron married Jannae Nelson on October 13, 1990 in Climax, MN.  Ron was a very hard working man with many jobs throughout his life.

Ron is survived by his wife Jannae Kowalczik of Climax, MN; children, Jeremiah Slyt of Climax, MN; Stacy (Slyt) Evitts (James) of Climax, MN, Brenda Slyt (Donovan) of Crookston, MN, Kevin Slyt (Jenny) of Climax, MN; fourteen grandchildren; sister, Patty Huberd of Tacoma, WA; brother, Allen Jackson of Orlando, FL

Ron is preceded in death by his mother, Louis Brooks; father, Stanley Kowalczik; grandparents, Ben and Lillian Gorden.

Funeral Service:  10:30 AM, Thursday, October 29, 2015 in Climax Lutheran Church, Climax, MN

Visitation: One Hour Prior Funeral Service on Thursday in Climax Lutheran Church, Climax, MN

Interment:  Sand Hill Lutheran Cemetery, rural Climax, MN

Online Guestbook:  www.dandahlfuneralhome.com

Arrangements By:  Dahl Funeral Home ~ East Grand Forks, Minnesota

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