Ralph Frederick Renner, 74, died May 25, 2016, at his home in Mandan following a long battle with cancer. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 31, at Messiah Lutheran Church, 1020 Boundary Road N.W., Mandan, with the Rev. Mark R. Drews officiating. Burial will take place at the North Dakota Veterans Cemetery, Mandan. Relatives and friends are welcome at the service and the reception immediately following at Messiah Lutheran Church.
Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at Buehler-Larson Funeral Home, Mandan, with a prayer service at 7 p.m. Visitation will continue one hour prior to the service at the church on Tuesday.
Ralph was born March 29, 1942, in Beulah, 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 U.S. Army from 1967-69. 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 (Claire) Renner, and Donald (Melviah) Renner; his brother-in-law, Eldor Weidner; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Ralph was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Orville Renner; his sister, Doris Weidner; a nephew, Floyd Morast; and a 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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