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Ronald H. Oakland


1927 - 2015 Obituary Condolences
February 3, 1927 - September 11, 2015 Ronald H. Oakland, age 88, of Maple Grove, Minnesota, died Friday, September 11, 2015 at the Annandale Care Center. Ronald H. Oakland was born Feb. 3, 1927 in Bemiji, MN to Raymond and Ada (Fulton) Oakland. He graduated from De La Sal High School, Minneapolis. He served his country in the U.S. Coast Guard during WWII. On July 21, 1951, he was married to Elaine Jarrard at St. Mathias Catholic Church in Muscatine, IA. Ron worked as the Creative Director for Knox Reeves Advertising, co-owner of Oakland-Griffen-Mogell Advertising Agency and Senior Creative Director at Bozell Integrated Marketing, all of downtown Minneapolis. He received many awards for his work in advertising, including the coveted CLIO and OLAF awards. Ron developed many national advertising campaigns for National Presto Industries. He served as Chairman of the Board for the Salvation Army in Minneapolis and was integral in the building of the Harbor House. Ron is survived by his wife Elaine; children Mark (Jan) and Susan both of Minneapolis, Greg (Marcy) of South Haven, Mary (Ron) Stephens of Tracy, Margaret (Rory) Showers of Blaine, Judy (Steve) Steinmetz of Jim Falls, WI, Steve (Sandy) of Brooklyn Park and Dan of Maple Grove; 13 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his mother Ada; father Raymond; step father Mike Beczkalo; son David; great grandson Logan Stephens; and sister Mary Ann Dedanko. Funeral 10:30 a.m. Tues., Sept. 15, at St. Ignatius Catholic Church, Annandale. Committal 11:45 a.m. Wed., Sept. 16 at Ft. Snelling National Cemetery, Minneapolis. Visitation 5-7 p.m. Mon. at Evans-Nordby Funeral Home, Osseo and one hour prior to the funeral, Tues., at the church. Memorials are preferred to , Memphis, TN. Arrangements by Dingmann Funeral Care Burial & Cremation Services of Annandale, Minnesota. www.dingmannfuneral.com
Published in the Los Angeles Times on Sept. 13, 2015
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