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Ronald P. Vanyo, age 70

Ronald P. Vanyo, age 70 of Larimore, ND, passed away on Thursday, December 3rd, 2015 at Altru Hospital in Grand Forks, ND.

Ronald Paul Vanyo was born on October 15, 1945 in Grand Forks, ND, the son of George and Emma (Mydlar) Vanyo.  He attended school and graduated from Alvarado High School.  Following his high school graduation he joined the United States Army and served our country from 1967 to 1971.  Following his discharge from the United States Army, he returned to East Grand Forks, MN and worked for National T as a meat cutter.  On December 19, 1972 he was united in marriage to Dolores Avila in Crookston, MN.  He worked for Kmart Foods and Deer River Co-Op.  They moved to Larimore in 1979 where he worked for Melby’s Jack & Jill.  He then began employment for Guenthner’s Super Valu in Northwood, ND and retired in 2008. 

Ronald played guitar in various the bands including The Vibrations, The Kovar Band, and The Arrangers.  He loved to watch the Minnesota Twins, play music, cards, and horseshoes with his family.

Ronald is survived by his loving wife Dolores of Larimore, ND; two daughters, Christine (Erick) Peterson of Crystal, MN and Amanda Vanyo of Golden Valley, MN along with four grandchildren.  Ronald is also survived by his siblings, Theresa (Dale) Telle of Warroad, MN, Emily (Stan) Paschke of Mesquite, NV, Sylvester (Carol) Vanyo of Richfield, MN, Emil (Theresa) Vanyo of Thief River Falls, MN, Thomas (Dio) Vanyo of Robbinsdale, MN, Marge (Gwyndale) Bayne of Grand Forks, ND, Mary Jones of Grand Forks, ND, Kathy (Willie) Bayne of Alvarado, MN and Barb Horne of Fargo, ND.

He is preceded in death by his parents; infant sister Josephine; brothers, Conard, August, and George Vanyo.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred.

Funeral Service:  11:00 AM on Wednesday, December 9, 2015 in Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 200 3rd St. NW, East Grand Forks, MN

Visitation: 5:00 to 7:00 with a 6:30 PM Prayer Service on Tuesday, December 8, 2015 in Dahl Funeral Home, 2029 Central Ave. NW, East Grand Forks, MN and also one hour prior Funeral Service on Wednesday in Sacred Heart Catholic Church.

Interment:  Resurrection Cemetery ~ East Grand Forks, MN

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

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