Born December 23, 1934 in Colton, SD; passed away November 5, 2012 in Snohomish, WA.
Ron worked for Utter Motors for 14 years and for the City of Spokane as a heavy equipment mechanic for 28 years; was an outdoors man - motor-cycling, snowmobiling and such- in all kinds of weather.
Survived by his wife of 30 years, Betty; three daughters, Pamela Hobson, Ronda (Bob) Gimlen and Becky (Rusty) Bertolino; stepdaughters, Nancy (Zaid) Kirihara, Susi (Dennis) FitzPatrick, Annie (Dave) Raines, Judi Harper, stepson Bobby Gewalt.
Two sisters, Doris Niemeyer of Spokane and Joan Lundeen of Reardan; two brothers, Larry Gaustad of Eatonville, WA and Wayne Gaustad of Antioch, CA; numerous nieces and nephews.
Preceded in death by his parents, four sisters and one brother.
Memorial Service will be held on November 17, 2012, at 2:30 p.m. at Hayford Community Church, 5306 S. Hayford Rd., Spokane, WA