Ronald Syverson

Ronald Syverson

  • 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.


  1. Dan Murray

    Ron, it was great knowing you, and I look forward to getting together in our next life. There was a lot of philosophy in our discussions, as well as some cheery good times.

    My prayers are with you.


  2. Wayne "Dempsey" Worner

    To Ron’s friends and family
    I want to acknowledge Ron’s passing and share my condolences with his friends and family. I attended WHS and graduated a couple of years after Ron. He was a model of excellence in athletics and academics that I admired. His family and mine were “blue collar”; strong values and high aspirations and expectations of ourselves and those around us.

    I so enjoyed visiting with him at the WHS Como park gatherings over the past few years. God Speed Ron.

  3. Norma A Kuehn

    To Jay, Kaarin, Aaron and Elizabeth, My deepest sympathy for your loss.Ron was my boyfriend for three years in high school and they were the best teenage years of my life. He was a young man with high moral principles and a great role model for his peers. He was greatly admired for his athletic abilities and dedication to study. I remember how enjoyable it was for me to take in all his sports activities and how proud I was to be his girl! He will be a great addition to heaven! Rest in peace,Ron.

  4. Ed & Donna Dahlgren

    To Ron’s Family:

    Ed and I send our loving sympathy. We were all classmates at WHS
    and enjoyed knowing Ron and all the Syverson family–great Norwegians! Ron excelled in academics and athletics. He and Ed played together on WHS teams all 4 years.

    God bless the memory of Ron Syverson.