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Ronald John “Ronnie” Holmstrom, age 53 of Buffalo, Minnesota, passed away July 21, 2021.

He was born on March 26, 1968 in Minneapolis, Minnesota to William and Kathleen (Zemlin) Holmstrom. Ronnie and his family had lived in Coon Rapids, Corcoran, and eventually made their residence in Buffalo, MN.

In Ronnie’s younger years, he enjoyed playing soccer and watching sports. He loved being around people and making them happy.

His nursing team provided him with so much loving care, dignity, and constant companionship since his injury when he was young. The family would like to extend their deepest gratitude for the quality of care they gave to him for so many years; they became his honorary family members.

Ronnie is preceded in death by his parents, William and Kathleen.

He is survived by his brother, Michael Holmstrom; nephew, Michael, Jr (Nicole) Holmstrom; niece, Katrina (Lucas Hanson) Holmstrom; great-nephews, Michael III and Matthew Holmstrom; great-niece, Olivia Holmstrom; and the many caretakers that became part of the family.

A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held Tuesday, July 27, 2021 at 11:00 AM with visitation one hour prior at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Buffalo, MN. Interment to follow at St. Francis Xavier Cemetery.

Memorials may be directed to donor’s charity of choice.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to The Peterson Chapel of Buffalo. Online condolences for the family may be directed to

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    I am saddened Ron has passed but relieved he can finally rest. As cousins We spent many days in our youth getting into trouble and chasing girls. I still remember the day of his accident like it was yesterday. We spent the days prior at the lake enjoying the 4th of July and I recall seeing the phone # of the girl we met written on his arm the day after his accident when I visited him at the hospital. I spent a few years after his accident working with Ron and going to school with him. Even after Ron’s accident we still caused mischief. The nurses didn’t appreciate the playboy centerfolds i used to tape to the ceiling above his bed.
    I know Kathy and Bill can now rest easier knowing Ron is with them and can finally rest as well.


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