Joseph "Ron" Ronald Talbot
Joseph "Ron" Talbot, 87, of Duluth, passed away Saturday, October 6, 2018 in Solvay Hospice House in Duluth.
Ron was born May 25, 1931 to James R. and Frieda Talbot.
Ron attended St. Rose grade school, Proctor Junior and Senior High School where he participated in football, basketball, and track. Leaving school he was hired on the DM&IR Railroad. During this period he met a lovely young lady named Ardis Jessick whom he married in August of 1950. They stayed happily married for 65 years.
Ron was drafted into the Korean War in 1952 and served his country as a Sergeant First Class in the 35th regimental combat team of the 25th infantry division. Returning home they were blessed with two sons over the next 4 years and Ron returned to work for the DM&IR Railway as an equipment operator. He also became involved with the Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employees Locals 1710 & 1711 as a General Chairman of the Joint Protective Board for 9 years.
He enjoyed every day of his life and every day was to be better than the last. Some of the activities that he liked were reading at the library, hiking the western Duluth hillsides, maintaining his yard, and cruising in his Corvette. Also earlier on he liked bowling at the Proctor Clubhouse and engaged in mowing of the golf course greens at the Proctor Clubhouse.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Ardis; his parents; sister, Betty Lou; brothers, Dave and Lyle Talbot; and brothers-in-law Ken Funk and Clayton Christopherson.
Ron is survived by sons, Kevin (Linda) Talbot and Thomas Talbot; sister, Pat Funk; brother, Michael (Arlene) Talbot, sisters-in- law Arlene Christopherson, Francis Talbot, and Char Talbot; Granddaughters, Jamie (Kevin Wendling) Talbot, Trista (Phil) Meyer, Molly (John) Beyer, and Hannah Talbot; great-granddaughters, Azaria, Kiera, Elle, Mila, and one due in November.
The family would like to thank the staff at Fresenius Dialysis, Miller Dwan Dialysis, Essentia Health (St. Mary's) Heart Center, Dr. Milton Ropes, and the Solvay Hospice House for the care they provided Ron.
Visitation: 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. followed by the Memorial Service at 10 a.m., Tuesday, October 16, at Cremation Society of Minnesota, 4100 Grand Ave, in Duluth.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be sent to Solvay Hospice House 801 Baylis St. Duluth, MN 55811 in Joseph (Ron) Talbot's name.