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Roland McNitt

November 9, 1942 — April 1, 2015

Roland "Ron" McNitt, 72, of Moorhead, MN, died Wednesday, April 1, 2015, in his home surrounded by his family under the care of Hospice of the Red River Valley.

Ron was born November 9, 1942, the first child of Howard and Jeanette (Wilson) McNitt, in Mason City, IA. He was raised and educated near Mason City, later moving with his family to Pine City, MN. Ron then enlisted in the U.S Army, serving from 1968 until 1970.

Ron worked as an over-the-road truck driver for many years. One of his greatest accomplishments was when he received his GED in 1986. On October 21, 1993, he was united in marriage to Patricia (Corbeil) Bakken in Moorhead. They established their home in Moorhead where he continued to drive truck. After retiring, Ron worked at Mac's Hardware Store in Moorhead.

Ron enjoyed fishing, traveling, model railroad, tractors, toy and car shows, building model cars, puzzles and woodworking. He also enjoyed spending time with family and friends.

He is survived by his wife, Patricia; stepchildren, Theresa (Jim) Luehring, Jody Bakken and Adam Bakken, all of Fargo; grandchildren, Ashley (Travis) Putz, Jasmin (Jon) Farmakes, Mychal, Brandon and Jenny Luehring; great-grandchildren, Jerzy Luehring, Ryatt Luehring, and Melody Putz; siblings, Russell (Kathleen) McNitt, Mary Baldwin, Edwin McNitt, and Larae McNitt; stepsiblings, Tom Herr, Nancy Williams, Margaret Schwartz, Sharon Muellner and Ethel Becker; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; stepmother, Fran McNitt; sister, Marlys (McNitt) Reiser; stepbrothers, Fred and John Herr; and stepsister, Irene Goodman.

A Gathering of Family and Friends for Roland will be one hour prior to his funeral service.

A Celebration of Ron's Life will be Saturday, April 18, 2015, at 12:00 Noon in Korsmo Funeral Chapel, Moorhead.

(Korsmo Funeral Service, Moorhead, MN)



Gathering of Friends

APR 18. 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (CT)

Korsmo Funeral Chapel

409 8th St. S.

Moorhead, MN 56560

Life Celebration Service

APR 18. 12:00 PM (CT)

Korsmo Funeral Chapel

409 8th St. S.

Moorhead, MN 56560

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