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September 16, 1937 – March 31, 2023

Ronald Edward Uter, age 85, of Waverly passed away on Friday, March 31, 2023 at The Good Samaritan Society of Howard Lake.

He was born on September 16, 1937 in Marysville Township.   He grew up on the family farm north of Waverly.

Ron graduated from Howard Lake High School in 1955.  He furthered his education at The University of Minnesota School of Agriculture in St. Paul which led him to an opportunity to be an exchange student in Sweden for one year.    He returned from Sweden and joined The Army Reserves.

Ron met Kay Rachel at a dance at The Maple Lake Pavilion.

In October of 1963, Ronald was joined in marriage to Katherine and together they raised their three children on the farm where they resided until his passing.  It was on this farm that Ron developed a fine herd of cows.  Many of his cattle were registered Holsteins and the farm was known as Merryville Farm.

Ron was a devoted husband, father and farmer.   He was a lifetime member of Zion Lutheran Church, baptized and confirmed at Swedesburg Lutheran Church in Marysville Township.

He was a member of The Lake Region Co-op Board, Wright County Extension Committee, Western Oil Transport Co-op, Marysville Township Board and Wright- Hennepin Holstein Association.

Ron was known for his love of spending time with his family on the farm, was a longtime 4-H Dairy Project Leader and enjoyed helping the children to train and groom their 4-H dairy cattle.

While not farming, he was an avid Gopher sports fan, regularly attending home football games and was also an avid Twins fan.

Ron and Kay loved camping at Minnesota State Parks, taking the grandchildren whenever they could.    Ron was a proud grandfather and great grandfather.   He was delighted anytime he was able to attend a grandchild’s sporting event or to hold a great grandchild.

Ronald is survived by his wife of almost sixty years: Katherine of Waverly; his daughter: Michelle (Mike) Schwartz of New Ulm; his sons: William (Vicki) Uter and Steven (LoriLynn) Uter all of Waverly; twelve grandchildren: Meghan (Josh) Laffen, Joseph (Ellen) Uter, Katelyn (Derek) Skovbroten, Michael (Megan) Uter, Mackenzie (Zack) Hegseth, Jack (Kathleen) Schwartz, Jessica Uter, Zachary (Jordyn) Uter, Nicholas Uter, Cassandra Dick, Meghan Zwak and Sophia Zwak; eleven great grandchildren; his sister: Thyra Russell of Davis, California; brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Preceded in death by his mother Ellen, his father-in-law & mother-in-law Bill and Eleanor Rachel, brothers-in-law Pat Rachel and Warren Russell.

Funeral services for Ronald Uter will be held on Wednesday, April 5, 2023 at 11:00 A.M. at Zion Lutheran Church in Buffalo.    Pastor  Kari Bahe will officiate.    Interment St. Mary’s Cemetery in Waverly.

A visitation will be held on Tuesday, April 4th from 5-8 p.m. at The Peterson Chapel in Buffalo.   Further visitation will be held on Wednesday morning, April 5th one hour prior to services at the church.

Thank you to The Good Samaritan Society of Howard Lake for the excellent care from their staff and Trinity Hospice.

The Peterson Chapel in Buffalo is serving the family.   Online condolences may be made to












4 Guestbook Entries

  1. Mike Rachel

    Our sincere condolences to Kay, Michelle, Bill, Steve and the entire Uter family. We are saddened but also thankful to have had Ron in our lives. May he Rest In Peace and be forever remembered.
    Ruth & Mike Rachel

  2. Bill and Arlys LaPlant

    Dear Kay and family, we are saddened to know of his passing, our thoughts and prayers to you all.

  3. Judy klatt

    Deepest sympathy to you Kay and your family in your loss.

  4. Marilyn Wurm

    Dear Kay and family,
    Thinking of you at this time of sorrow.
    Marilyn Paumen Wurm. Class of 59


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