Ronald Dean Reese, 66, Blooming Prairie

Published 10:38 am Monday, June 4, 2012

Ronald Dean “Ron” Reese, 66, of Blooming Prairie, Minn. passed away Friday, June 1, 2012, at Good Samaritan Society in Albert Lea, Minn.

Ronald D. Reese

Ron was born on Aug. 14, 1945, in Waseca, Minn. to Omer and Dorothy (Worke) Reese. Ron graduated from Blooming Prairie High School in 1963 and served in the U.S. Army from 1963 to 1966. Ron graduated from Mankato State with a bachelor of arts degree in political science and psychology in 1971. He worked most of his life for Bank of America as a stockbroker specializing in insurance mutual funds. Ron married Mary Bolger in Austin, Minn. and the couple moved to England. Three children were born to this union. The couple was divorced later. Ron enjoyed golfing and attending family get-togethers. He was a member of the American Legion, VFW and Red Oak Grove Lutheran Church.

Survivors include his mother, Dorothy Johnson of Blooming Prairie; three children, Veronica Reese of Washington D.C., Michelle Reese of London, England and Michael Reese of Manchester, England; brother, Allan (Vicki) Reese of Ellendale, Minn.; sister in law, Alice Reese; and many other wonderful relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his father and two brothers, Curtis and Gary.

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Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 9, 2012, at Red Oak Grove Lutheran Church in rural Austin with Pastor Lindsay Stolen officiating. Visitation will be one hour before the service at the church. Interment is at Red Oak Grove Cemetery. Military honors by American Legion Post No. 52. The family prefers memorials to Red Oak Grove Lutheran Church or the Servicemen’s Club in Blooming Prairie. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at Worlein Blooming Prairie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.