Ron Minnick of Osceola died suddenly Nov. 23, 2020, at his family farm. He was 66.

Ron was born Jan. 30, 1954, in Amery to Carroll and Jean Minnick. After graduating high school in Osceola, Ron moved to Heartwell, Neb., where he worked on the Kuehn family farm.

On March 22. 1975, he married Linda Eckhoff in Kearney, Neb.. They were blessed with two children: Amy and Andrew. In 1986, they moved to Ron’s family farm in Osceola. They dairy farmed alongside Carroll and Jean. Farming was not work to Ron, it was who he was and what God meant for him to do. He eventually sought work off the farm as a Senior Technician at Oneok and downsized his farm to hobby status.

He was united in marriage to Doreen Urbaniak on June 12, 2004. Together, they enjoyed raising, training and showing horses. They were most proud to donate horses to the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Ron was an outdoorsman. He taught hunter’s safety for many years in both Nebraska and Wisconsin. He absolutely loved being able to deer hunt with his son and grandkids. Ron loved all of his family, near and far.

He is survived by his mother, Jean Minnick, beloved wife, Doreen, his children Amy (Troy) Johnson, Andy Minnick, grandchildren, Tate, Tanner, Tyler and Kiera, brother, Bob Minnick, sister, Peggie (Dennis) Osterbauer and many nieces and nephews.

Ron was preceded in death by his father, Carroll Minnick and his grandparents, John and Vernetta Lund and Levi and Viola Minnick.  

Memorial Services were held Monday, November 30, 2020 at the Grandstrand Funeral Home in Osceola, Wisconsin. A private family interment will take place at a later date. Condolences may be expressed online at

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