Ronald L. Mraz, age 67, of Yankton, died unexpectedly at his home on Wednesday, September 20, 2017.
Memorial services are 10:30 AM, on Saturday, September 30, 2017 at the Wintz & Ray Funeral Home in Yankton with Pastor Corey Enfield officiating. Inurnment will be at the Menno Cemetery in Menno, South Dakota with military honors performed by the Rames-Bender American Legion Post No. 152 of Menno and Ellsworth AFB Honor Guard. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.
Ronald was born February 24, 1950 in Yankton, South Dakota to Joseph Sr. and Lena (Heer) Mraz. He grew up in Scotland, South Dakota where he graduated high school in 1968. Ron then worked at the Freeman Company and M-Tron Industries in Yankton before attending business school in Watertown, South Dakota. Ron enlisted in the United States Air Force on August 26, 1971 and served his county for over 22 years as a financial management supervisor. He was stationed in Alaska, Turkey, Germany, Louisiana, Colorado, North Carolina, Nebraska and finally in Minot, North Dakota. Ron was honorably discharged on November 30, 1993 and then attended Mount Marty College in Yankton, graduating in December 1996 with a Bachelor's Degree in Accounting. He worked at First Bank Card Center for 15 months and then became an accountant at the Human Services Center in Yankton, retiring in 2015. Ron enjoyed fishing, golfing, bowling and having some beers with his friends. He especially loved his dog, Snowball, and will be missed by all who knew him.
Ron is survived by many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Joseph Mraz Jr. and Donald Harry Morgan; one sister, Susie Mae Schmidt; nephew, Armand Max; and a great niece, Lena Mae Westover.
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We are heartbroken to hear of the passing of our neighbor, Ron. Our dogs loved meeting with Snowball in the neighborhood and talking local canine gossip. We have lived in the neighborhood since 2012 and loved our encounters with Ron. Always lots of dog talk and a little gossip.
Julie Amsberry & Amy Miner
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