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Ronald Ask

October 5, 1943 ~ January 1, 2023 (age 79) 79 Years Old

Ronald Ask Obituary

Ronald Gene Ask, 79, of Pierpont, SD, passed away Sunday, January 1, 2023, at Avantara Groton.

Funeral Services will be 10:30 a.m., Saturday, January 7, 2022, at Carlsen Funeral Home in Aberdeen, SD. Visitation will be one hour prior at the funeral home.

Burial will be at Pierpont Cemetery later in the spring.

Carlsen Funeral Home and Crematory, Aberdeen, is in charge of arrangements.  Family and friends may sign the online guestbook at

Ronald Gene Ask was born October 5, 1943, in Pierpont, SD, to Milton and Alice (Ottum) Ask. He had an older brother named Alan and the family was later blessed with a sister named Clarice.

As a youngster, he attended school in Pierpont and graduated from Aberdeen in 1961. Ronald lived in a few different states over the years and married a woman named Marilyn who had a son named Landis. Ronald finally settled back in Aberdeen and Pierpont over the years.

Ronald went to work after graduation at the Aberdeen American News. He later enjoyed cooking and worked at the American Legion and other restaurants in the area. He was involved in the Sons of Norway and was in the reserves.

Ronald is survived by two nieces, Sherri (Lewis) Gellock of Easton, Pennsylvania, and Teri (Mark) Kline of Aberdeen, SD; nephew, Brian (Chan) Ask of West Covina, California; great-niece, Krystal Laudert; three great-nephew’s, Robbie Gellock, Erik Olson, and Seth Weiszhaar ; great-great-nephew Axel Laudert; two granddaughters: Delaney and Kendall Hanson; Sister-In-Law Dorothy Ask of Aberdeen, and Step-daughter Jessica Hartberg of Aberdeen.

Per Ronald’s wishes, Norwegian treats will be enjoyed at the funeral home.

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