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Ron Bellanger Sr.

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March 16, 1948-Aug. 15, 2010

Ron E. Bellanger Sr., 62, of Waubun, MN, died Sunday, August 15, 2010 at Sanford Health Palliative Care in Fargo.

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Visitation begins at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 18 in the White Earth Community Center, White Earth, and will continue until the time of services on Thursday.

Funeral services for Ron will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 19 in St. Columba Episcopal Church, White Earth, with interment in the church cemetery.

Ronald Eugene Bellanger was born to William and Delia (Roy) Bellanger on March 16, 1948 in White Earth. After high school, Ron attended college in Moorhead and at Bemidji State. After college, Ron moved to Minneapolis and worked for a landscaping business. In the late 1970s, he moved back to White Earth.

Ron went on to work for Circle of Life School as a cook and continued to work there for the next 20 years. Ron later was employed with Shooting Star Casino, but because of ill health, he had to retire. On September 18, 1998, Ron was united in marriage to Rose Lenoir in Mahnomen.

Ron enjoyed boxing. He won three titles boxing out of Wadena, and earned credentials as a Golden Glove boxer. He also enjoyed fishing, playing bingo, hunting and going for afternoon drives around the countryside.

Ron will be remembered for his great sense of humor, often joking and teasing with friends and family, but all in good spirit.

Surviving Ron are his wife, Rose Bellanger of Waubun; three sons, Ronald (Lori) Bellanger Jr., Randy (Trish) Bellanger and Robbie Bellanger, all of Naytahwaush; along with 19 grandchildren and five great grandchildren. He is also survived by his siblings, Francis "Butch" (Jeanine) Bellanger of White Earth, Gordon (Joyce) Bellanger of White Earth, Darrell (Delia) Bellanger of Waubun, Olivia (Jerry) Simmons of Moorhead, Betty (Jim) Tow of White Earth, Diane Madigen of Callaway and Eleanor Carlson of Minneapolis.

Preceding Ron in death were his parents; daughter Rhonda Bellanger; a granddaughter, Rhonda Jean; and three brothers, Doug, Lawrence and Wayne.

David Donehower Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Memories of Ron may be shared online at www.daviddonehower.com.

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