Hagenson, Ronald Thomas age 76, of Plymouth, passed away peacefully on May 2, 2012 surrounded by the love of his family. He was a man overflowing with humor, wisdom and kindness. Those who had the privilege of knowing him were blessed by the warmth of his friendship. He shared his greatest gifts of boundless love and guidance every day with his family. Ron was born April 26, 1936 in Minneapolis. He graduated from Central High School (1954) and Augsburg College (1963) after serving in the United States Army from 1956-58. He married Barbara Ginn in 1962. Ron was an early employee at Medtronic and played an integral role in the company's growth. In 1967, he was selected to open Medtronic's first international office, and relocated with his wife and young family to the Netherlands. Ron remained a member of the executive staff until his retirement after serving the company for 32 years. His work brought him great joy and many friends around the globe. A world traveler, Ron's true paradise was Hawaii. He and Barbara spent time each year escaping Minnesota's winters and embracing the "hang loose" nature of the islands. He was preceded in death by parents Rudolph and Thelma (Field) Hagenson and sister Shirley Kivi and is survived by his wife Barbara and children Patty (Greg) Bloom of Plymouth; Nancy (John) O'Brien of Plymouth and Michael (Anika) Hagenson of Edina. He is also survived by eight grandchildren who were the center of his universe: Jordan, Kaitlin, Landon, Danny, Shea, Anja, Joey and Kjell. He will be deeply missed but his spirit and devotion to family will live on for generations in the hearts of his children and grandchildren. A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, May 8 at 2:30 at Messiah United Methodist Church, 17805 County Road 6, Plymouth, MN, with a gathering of family and friends one hour prior to the service. www.Washburn-McReavy.com Edina Chapel 952-920-3996
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Published in Star Tribune from May 4 to May 6, 2012