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April 28, 1949 – January 22, 2024

In Loving Memory of Ronald Kenneth Ernesti

Ronald Kenneth Ernesti, age 74, passed away peacefully on January 22, 2024, in Buffalo, MN.

He was born on April 28, 1949, in Hutchinson, MN, to Kenneth and Rozella (Anderson) Ernesti.

He lived a life filled with passion, kindness, and a commitment to positively impacting those around him.

Ron graduated from Buffalo High School, class of 1967, and owned the family business, the Buffalo Dry Cleaners. He was a devoted family member/friend/community member who enjoyed fishing, hunting, golfing, music, being with friends, and enjoying the outdoors.

Ron is survived by his children, Justin (Marit) Ernesti and Crystal (Jon) Boike; grandchildren Jemma and Maclaine Ernesti; sister, Charlene Jorgenson; and many more people we call family. Ron was preceded in death by his parents, Kenneth and Rozella Ernesti; his sister, Renee Black; and his brother, Randy Ernesti.

A memorial service will be held at Zion Lutheran Church in Buffalo, MN. The date and time can be found on the Peterson’s Chapel website (

Ron Ernesti’s departure leaves a void in our hearts, but his memory will forever live on in the stories we share and his impact on the lives of those fortunate enough to know him.

May he rest in peace!



20 Guestbook Entries

  1. Bill & Arlys LaPlant

    Our deepest sympathy to the family’s!

  2. Rick Jordan

    So sorry to hear of Ron’s passing, may he rest in peace. Great guy

  3. Ric Seashore

    Sorry to hear of Ron’s passing. Condolences to the family.

  4. Carol Bitzer

    So saddened to read of Ron’s passing. He was a kind and friendly classmate of mine. RIP Ron.

  5. Hank and Linda Van Erp

    Rest in peace our good friend ,we had some great times together. We’ll miss going out for lunch, dinner, and concerts in the park with you .

  6. Sandy Leuer

    My condolences to the family😢. I only knew Ron for a short time when I started working at the dry cleaners, I will always cherish our lunches together, sitting around talking and playing pool!

  7. Wayne Elliott

    Our condolences to the family.
    Ron gave me my first job in Buffalo after getting out of the service in 1972.
    Best job I’ve had. He was a pleasure to work with.

  8. Del Haag

    “Cherish the Memories” !

  9. Judy

    Thankful for the time we shared

  10. RoseMary Wodtke

    Our deepest sympathies. Worked with Ron for many years at Dry Cleaners.

  11. Rosemary Wodtke

    Our deepest sympathies. Worked for Ron for many years at the dry cleaners.

  12. Judy DeMars

    Thankful for the time we shared

  13. Debbie & Steve Loebertmann

    Steve, I and the girls will miss you Ron. We enjoyed the fun times we had with you.

  14. Ted & Dawn Robinson

    We are so saddened by the loss of our dear friend Ron. We shared so many fun times and have awesome memories of our years at MilleLacs Lake with him & his family. Our hearts go out to all of you. We love you!

  15. Krissa Holt

    Justin and family, my deepest sympathies on the loss of your Dad. Hugs and prayers sent your way. Krissa


    so sorry to hear of Ron’s passing..

  17. Brian and Kerry

    Sending condolences to Ron’s family and friends. He was a wonderful man.

  18. Arlene Johnson

    I enjoyed visiting with Ron when we were both residents at The Legacy in Delano

  19. K. Doherty

    So sorry to find out Ron passed.. Bless his heart… My sincere condolences to the family. I would’ve attended but I am out of State. Karen D.

  20. Ron Heacock

    Char so sorry hearing of the loss of your brother Ron,God Bless you in the following days as Ron left this earthly plain way too soon.Got to visit with him when Ric Seashore and I went to see him on his last birthday celebration.I was fortunate to see your dad before he passed away also.Didn’t know about his military service until seeing the memorial you guys put together for him in his room. My two last 2 years in HS working with Ken was a privilege,he was so much fun to work for and such a great guy.I didn’t know he was born in Bird Island,I was born in Olivia my grandfather had a restaurant in Olivia with my dad cooking there also and had relatives who lived in Bird Island also.I know you’ve lost so much Char and my prayers are with you. Ron H.


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