Donald “Donnie” Lowell Bronson, 68, Breckenridge, MN passed away on Friday, July 28, 2017 surrounded by family at Sanford Hospital in Fargo, ND. He suffered a massive stroke on Tuesday, July 25. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, August 1, at 2:00 PM at Vertin-Munson Funeral Home, Wahpeton, ND with Rev. Alan Werth officiating. Visitation will be on Monday from 5 PM to 7 PM with a 7 PM prayer service at Vertin-Munson Funeral Home, Wahpeton. There will also be visitation one hour prior to the service at the funeral home on Tuesday. Burial will be at a later date at Riverside Cemetery, Breckenridge, MN. Arrangements are entrusted to Vertin-Munson Funeral Home, Wahpeton, ND.
Donnie was born November 2, 1948 in Breckenridge, MN to Carl and Beatrice (Leistikow) Bronson. He attended grade school in Doran, MN and graduated from Breckenridge High School in 1966. He then attended NDSCS and received an Auto Body Degree. Donnie was united in marriage to Ardella (Ernie) Iverson in Wahpeton, ND on September 27, 1986 and they lived in Breckenridge, MN .
Donnie loved the outdoors and spent a lot of time fishing and hunting. He enjoyed deer hunting season when he could spend time with his family and friends, especially when it came time to making deer sausage. You could find him making his morning drives in the country, the neighbors could set their clocks by him. His black lab, Nellie will miss her daily runs with him, and his son, Cody will miss his morning calls to Dad.
Donnie has been a floor installer for the past 40 years for various businesses in the area, most recently, Three Rivers Decorating.
Donnie will be sadly missed by his family and friends.
Donnie is survived by his wife of 30 years, Ardella; his sons, Ryan (Susan) Bronson and their children, Nick and Abi, Cody Bronson, Troy Iverson, Travis (Laura) Iverson and their children, Ethan and Audrina; his brothers, Dave (Sandi) Bronson, Steve (Jacky) Bronson, many nieces and nephews, and his mother-in-law, June Ernie.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Carl and Beatrice Bronson, and his brothers, Richard and an infant baby, and his father-in-law, Elmer Ernie.
The family wishes to thank the special friends who found Donnie and got him to the Breckenridge Hospital, and the ER Staff and floor staff at Sanford Health in Fargo for their excellent care and compassion.
Donnie's Memorial Folder