Ronald Raymond Mackey, age 81, died Saturday, October 23, 2021 at Sanford on Broadway in Fargo, ND.
Ron was born on August 17, 1940 to Raymond and Rose (Otto) Mackey. He was raised in rural Hampden, ND and graduated from Hampden High School in 1958. Ron served in the ND National Guard for 25 years. He was a member of the Hampden Hay-Overbo American Legion Post No. 266. In February 1982, he married Sue Kana in Seattle, WA. In January 1984 they welcomed son Travis, and in May 1987 they welcomed son Kyle. In later years, they fully enjoyed their five grandchildren. Ron farmed his entire life in the Hampden area with his brother Ralph. Ron loved to hunt – from wild pigs in Texas to elk in Colorado, from black bear in Canada to mule deer in western North Dakota. He also loved to fish – deep-sea fishing off the Florida coast, halibut and salmon fishing in Alaska, paddlefishing and ice fishing in North Dakota.
Ron is survived by his wife, Sue; son, Travis and his wife Sarah, and their children Will and Grace; son, Kyle and his wife Amber, and their children Olivia, Regan, and Freya. He is also survived by his brother, Robert; and
sisters, Rosalie Ellingson and Rhonda Rostberg.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Ralph.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred.
Visitation will be held at the Aaker Funeral Home of Lakota, ND on Friday, October 29, 2021 from 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. Masks will be required and social distancing recommended. A private burial will be held at the Storlie
Cemetery of rural Hampden, ND.
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