- Funeral Date: 3/29/17
- Funeral Time: 3:00PM
- Date of Birth: 9/24/35
- Date of Death: 3/22/17
- Funeral Location: Bierman Funeral Home
Ronald Syverson, age 81 of Northfield, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday morning, March 22, 2017, at his home.
Ronald Dean Syverson was born September 24, 1935, in Wahpeton, North Dakota, to Henry and Swanhild (Johnson) Syverson. During his high school years he was a talented four season athlete and once held the ND state long jump record. Following Wahpeton High School graduation in 1953, he attended North Dakota State School of Science before transferring to the University of Minnesota. In 1958, he graduated from the U of M’s School of Architecture. After serving a brief enlistment in the US Army he moved to Northfield in 1960. Ron worked many years for Sovik Mathre Madson Architects (now SMSQ) before taking a position with HGA Architects in Minneapolis. He remained with HGA until retiring in 2008. Ron was an avid sportsman, talented athlete, and previous member of the Northfield Knights Baseball Team. He was a wonderful father, grandfather and friend. He was kind and had the ability to talk with anyone. He will be greatly missed.
Survivors include his children, Jay Syverson of Minneapolis, Kaarin Madigan of Maple Grove, Aaron Syverson of Plantation, Florida; his longtime companion, Elizabeth Meylor of Minneapolis; 3 grandchildren, Ellen, Erin and Brad; one great-grandson, Mason (and another great-grandchild on the way); other relatives and many friends. He was preceded in death by his brother Arlen and his parents.
Services will be 3:00PM, Wednesday, March 29, 2017, at the Bierman Funeral Home in Northfield. Visitation will begin at 2:00PM and a light lunch will follow.
Arrangements are with the Bierman Funeral Home. www.biermanfuneralhome.com