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Ralph Renner

March 29, 1942 — May 25, 2016

Ralph Frederick Renner, 74, died May 25, 2016 at his home in Mandan following a long battle with cancer.

Services will be held on Tuesday, May 31, 2016 at 10:30 am at Messiah Lutheran Church, 1020 Boundary Road NW, Mandan, with Reverend Mark R. Drews officiating. Burial will take place at the North Dakota Veterans Cemetery. Relatives and friends are welcome at the service and the reception immediately following the funeral service at Messiah Lutheran Church.

Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 pm on Monday, May 30, 2016 at Buehler-Larson Funeral Home, with a prayer service at 7 pm. Visitation will continue one hour prior to the service at the church on Tuesday.

Ralph was born March 29, 1942 in Beulah, North Dakota to Jacob and Hilda (Reinhardt) Renner. He graduated from Beulah High School in 1960. Ralph had a knack for mechanic work and owned Ralph’s Standard in Zap from 1969 to 1974. He owned several other businesses, including a tree removal service and western shop, and worked various jobs in the Beulah/Hazen area before eventually getting into ranching. He purchased his own ranch north of Halliday in 1990 and raised cattle/farmed the land until retiring in 2014. Ralph was also a Vietnam Veteran and proudly served in the US Army from 1967-1969. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, snowmobiling, trap shooting, and spending time outdoors. Ralph was also an avid gun and coin collector.

He is survived by his daughters, Tahlia Stewart and her husband, Connan Hinch and Erica (Renner) Mittleider and her husband, Steven Mittleider; his siblings, Betty (Clem) Morast, Orlene Schaper, Marvin (Gail) Renner, Alvin (Ethel) Renner, Leroy (Clare) Renner, and Donald (Melviah) Renner, his brother-in-law, Eldor Weidner; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Ralph was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Orville Renner; sister, Doris Weidner; nephew, Floyd Morast; and brother-in-law, Dave Schaper.

In lieu of flowers memorials are preferred to the North Dakota Veterans Cemetery or Sanford Hospice.

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