Mass of Christian Burial was Nov. 3, 2023, at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in St. Cloud for Ronald Proehl, 79, of St. Cloud who died Oct. 28, 2023, at the Country Manor in Sartell. The Rev. Jeremy Ploof officiated and entombment was in Hilltop Mausoleum in Sauk Rapids. Visitation was one hour prior to services at the church in St. Cloud. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home in St. Cloud.
Ronald Arthur Proehl was born in Alexandria to Mary (Zeithamer) and Arthur Proehl. He grew up on the farm and understood the value of a hard day’s work and to appreciate all that life has given. Ron was so enamored by Linda Quade that he continued to drive from Alexandria to Foley as much as possible. He introduced her to his family out-of-state, changed religions and promised to always care for her. Through their union two children were born: Valerie and Raymond.
Ron worked for Berghuis Construction Co. building many roads in this state. He joined the U.S. Army and enjoyed service two years in Germany. After his return to the United States, he transferred into the Minnesota Army National Guard. In total, Ron served our nation and state for 23 years. After the military, his attention turned solely to their real estate investments.
Ron’s most important job was being a stay-at-home-dad. Life wasn’t easy, but there was love. Love of family, trips to Missouri and simple activities like swinging in the hammock in the backyard. Ron passed away from numerous organ failures due to a heart condition. Our family would like to thank Country Manor Rehab and Hospice, the St. Cloud Hospital, and CentraCare Hospice for all the life-saving, hard work this past year.