Ronald Gordon Stephan passed away on August 14, 2020 in Humboldt, SK. Ron was a highly intelligent, kind and generous person with a very dry sense of humour and quick wit. He had many health issues that took a toll on him. Ron lost his battle with cancer at the age of 66. His calming presence will be missed by many. Ron was born in Lanigan, SK to Martin and Joyce (nee Eichorst) Stephan on March 24, 1954 and grew up on the family farm near Lanigan. Ron and his older brother Ed enjoyed all the joys and wonders of growing up on a farm. They both attended Lanigan Elementary and High School for their education, and then went on to study at the University of Saskatchewan. Ron took Agriculture for two years and then after his father’s passing, he came home to help on the farm. Ron enjoyed history – He knew a lot about the family connections in the area and could answer any question about heritage or local history. He was an avid reader, loved crossword puzzles, the show Jeopardy and reading the newspaper. Ron traveled extensively in his younger years and had many experiences to share from his travels. Ron began working at Alwinsol, which later became PCS Lanigan mine, where he was employed for 42 years before retiring at the age of 65. Ron married Linda Riess on August 20, 1988. They were blessed with two children: Connor in 1989 and Megan in 1991. He was predeceased by his father Martin Stephan in 1977, stepfather George Siegel in 2003 and sister-in-law Sharon Pickup in 2017. Ron will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 32 years, Linda Stephan, their two children Connor and Megan (Jesse) Stang, step-son Troy (Terry) Kerbs and their children David and Shelby; his mother Joyce Stephan (Alois Bernauer); brother Ed (Terri) Stephan and their family Matthew (HyaeJin) and Amaris (Chris) Kordyback and their children; stepbrothers and stepsisters: Greg (Dona) Siegel, Linda (Dale) Mosher, Karen (Regan) Emmons, Dianne (Vern) Rabinovitch and Les (Jackie) Bernauer; Linda’s siblings: Sheila Riess, Hector (Ruth) Riess, Robert (Debbie) Riess, Kevin Pickup (fiancée, Karen), and Lyle (Alle) Riess; and numerous nieces and nephews. The Funeral Service for Ron was held on Wednesday, August 19, 2020 at 2:00 pm. at Trinity Lutheran Cemetery, Lanigan, officiated by Pastor George Hind. Memorial Donations in Ron’s memory may be made to the Humboldt District Hospital Foundation or to a charity of your choice.
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Humboldt District Hospital Foundation
Box 1740, Humboldt SK S0K 2A0