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Published April 17, 2013, 12:00 AM

Ron Blixt

Ron Blixt, 65, Amenia, ND died on Saturday, April 13, 2013 in Downers Grove, IL.

Ronald Eugene Blixt was born May 13, 1947 in Fargo, ND to Leonard and Margaret (Muhs) Blixt. He grew up in Amenia, ND and graduated from high school in 1965. Ron received his teaching degree from Valley City State in 1969 and then taught for 5 years in Towner, ND. He married Sandra Roden on June 5, 1971 in Mayville, ND. They moved to Chicago, IL in 1974 where he started a long career with Amtrak. He was transferred to Duluth/Superior for a number of years and then to Fargo in 1986. They made their home in Amenia. Ron retired from Amtrak in 2007.

Ron Blixt

Ron Blixt, 65, Amenia, ND died on Saturday, April 13, 2013 in Downers Grove, IL.

Ronald Eugene Blixt was born May 13, 1947 in Fargo, ND to Leonard and Margaret (Muhs) Blixt. He grew up in Amenia, ND and graduated from high school in 1965. Ron received his teaching degree from Valley City State in 1969 and then taught for 5 years in Towner, ND. He married Sandra Roden on June 5, 1971 in Mayville, ND. They moved to Chicago, IL in 1974 where he started a long career with Amtrak. He was transferred to Duluth/Superior for a number of years and then to Fargo in 1986. They made their home in Amenia. Ron retired from Amtrak in 2007.

Family was of utmost importance, and Ron especially enjoyed entertaining the grandkids. He cherished much time at the lake and always welcomed everyone with his hospitality. He was eager to lend a hand with any projects whether for family or for neighbors, and he loved his canine companion.

He is survived by his wife, Sandy; three children, Todd (Karen) Blixt, Grand Forks, ND, Brenda Blixt, West Fargo, ND, Rob Blixt (partner Jason Fichtel), Westmont, IL; two grandchildren, Haley and Ryan; six siblings, Rene (Cathie) Blixt, Anaheim, CA, Sherri (Roy) Noel, Mars, PA, John (Connie) Blixt, Lidgerwood, ND, Bob (Karen) Blixt, Amenia, Larry (Joni) Blixt, Amenia, and Mike (Jan) Blixt, Amenia.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Mark.

Visitation: Friday, April 19, 2013 from 5 to 8 PM at West Funeral Home, 226 4th Ave. W., West Fargo, ND.

Funeral: Saturday, April 20, 2013 at 1 PM at Hope Lutheran Church – South Campus, 3636 25th St. S., Fargo, ND.

Burial: Amenia Cemetery.

Condolences may be sent online - westfuneralhome.com

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