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Ronald Forrest Mills

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Ronald Forrest Mills
June 9, 1944 • May 14, 2024

Ronald Forrest Mills, 79, of Buffalo, Minnesota, formerly of Benson, died Tuesday, May 14, 2024, at the Buffalo Hospital in Buffalo. Visitation will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 21, 2024, at Lake Ridge Senior Health Living Center in Buffalo, with a Celebration of Life to follow at 10:30 a.m. Pastor Jason Wolter and Vicar Bradley Asmus will officiate the service. Music will be provided by Pastor Joel Pike. Burial will be at the Appleton City Cemetery
Ron (Ronald) Forrest Mills has been received into the arms of Jesus. He passed away at Buffalo Hospital in Buffalo, Minnesota, due to health complications. He was born June 9, 1944 in the Benson Hospital to Forrest Clifford Mills and Loretta Agnes Burns.
Ron was a graduate of Benson High School, class of 1963. He was inducted into the Army in July 1963. He married Rosemary Werner,  August 14, 1965. He worked as a machinist at Tyler Corporation and then at Case New Holland as a chute man on the cotton pickers.
Known for his sociable nature, Ron made friends wherever he went. He enjoyed gardening, spending time outside, playing music for his family, dancing, playing cards, grilling, building a playground at the farm for the grandchildren, decorating their country home for Christmas, and spending time with family and friends. Most importantly, he enjoyed sharing Jesus with everyone he met. He was an active member of St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Benson.
Ron was preceded in death by his parents Forrest and Loretta Mills, his brother Donald Mills, and infant son Roger Mills.
Ron is survived by his wife Rosemary; son Timothy Mills (Cindy); daughters Marie (Randy) Staffanson and Susan (Brad) Morse; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild; sisters Myrtle Hilleren and Leona Ostenso.
Zniewski Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.


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