Ronald A. KorbyRonald A. Korby, 76 of Esko, passed away unexpectedly on Dec. 28, 2013.
Ronald A. Korby, 76 of Esko, passed away unexpectedly on Dec. 28, 2013 surrounded by his family.
He was born on May 14, 1937 to Robert and Esther (Forstie) Korby.
Ron was a member of the 1955 Esko State Basketball Tournament Team, and he was selected to the 1955 Minnesota All State Team.
Ron was a custom home builder and built many of the homes in this area. He was an Esko volunteer firefighter. Ron enjoyed hunting and fishing.
He was preceded in death by his parents; nephew Bradley Koivisto and niece Claudia Lowell.
Ron is survived by his daughters, Heather (Brian) Bergstedt and Julie Korby; son Steven (Tari Martin) Korby; grandchildren, Alexander (Brittny Whiffen) Korby, Amanda, Megan and Seth Bergstedt, Ryan and Ava Korby; great-grandson Carter Korby; sister Mildred Koivisto; several nieces and nephews; and special friend Jeanette Wennberg.
GATHERING OF FAMILY AND FRIENDS: 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014 in the Handevidt Funeral Home, 900 Washington Ave, Cloquet. To leave an online condolence for Ron's family, please visit www.handevidtfh.com. Arrangements with Handevidt Funeral & Cremation Service, 879-4636.