Ronald Allen Banken of Otsego, Minnesota, passed away unexpectedly on January 26, 2023, at the age of 48.
Ron was born in Appleton, Minnesota on September 21, 1974, to Paul and Arlene Banken. He graduated from Montevideo High School in 1993. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and just being the life of the party in his high school years. Ron looked forward to muzzle loading each year with his dad, brother, and friends. Ron worked at Boston Scientific and St. Jude Medical for much of his career, and most recently at Bobcat in Rogers, Minnesota. In 1998 Ron married Stacy Hildahl and they were blessed with two daughters Brynn and Brooke Banken. Special memories were made with his daughters whether it was hunting, fishing, or shopping trips whenever they asked. He spoiled his daughters with love and precious memories that they’ll hold for a lifetime.
Ron is survived by his daughters Brynn and Brooke Banken; father and mother Paul and Arlene Banken; brother Doug (Laura) Banken; niece Kamry Banken; and loving partner Debbie Wilmot; aunts and uncles; as well as many cousins. He is preceded in death by his grandparents Fred and Elaine Randt, Paul and Margie Banken, Sr.; and great grandparents Tony and Agnes Styrbicky, Robert and Marie Mulbhauer.
Celebration of Life is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, February 11, 2023 at Wing-Bain Funeral Home in Montevideo, Minnesota with a fellowship and lunch to follow at the V.F.W. from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.