Ron L. Brentrup, 71, Bowman, N.D., died peacefully Sunday, February 15, 2015 at his home in Bowman.
Ron L. Brentrup, 71, Bowman, N.D., died peacefully Sunday, February 15, 2015 at his home in Bowman. Mass of Christian Burial for Ron will be at 10:30 on Saturday, February 21, 2015at the St. Charles Catholic Church in Bowman. Fr. David Morman will officiate with burial to follow at a later date in the North Dakota Veterans Cemetery in Mandan, N.D. There will be a Rosary and Scripture Service on Friday, February 20, 2015 beginning at 7:30 p.m. at the St. Charles Catholic Church.
Fr. David Morman will officiate with burial to follow on Monday, February 23, 2015 at 2:00 pm C.S.T. in the North Dakota Veterans Cemetery in Mandan, ND.
Ron was born August 24, 1943, the son of Hubert and Millie (Narum) Brentrup, of New England, N.D. Ron graduated in 1961 from St. Mary’s High School, New England. Upon graduation, he spent four years in the US Air Force. In 1968, he graduated from Dickinson State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemistry. He taught in the schools of Halliday, Mandan, Bottineau and Bowman, spending most of his teaching career in Bowman. In 1972, he received a Master’s Degree in Chemistry from the University of South Dakota in Vermillion. He retired in 1998 and spent many winters traveling and until last year, worked seasonally for Brosz Engineering of Bowman.
Ron was a science teacher in Bowman for 24 years and their varsity football coach for 17 years and head track coach for 5 years. He was an avid golfer and sportsman. He shared many interests with his friends and family including hunting and fishing. He truly loved the game of pinochle, a good joke, his brandy and sharing laughter and stories. He felt blessed to have made his home in Bowman and often said how much he enjoyed his friends and his community’s unique sense of humor. He had a vast memory for funny events and stories, knew how to deliver a punch line and then laugh along.
Ron golfed many courses throughout the nation and made a trip to the British Open and the birthplace of golf in Scotland.
He played in many golf tournaments and occasionally won. Ron learned to measure, fit and assemble golf clubs, which he did from “Ron’s Golf Shop” for several years.
Ron is survived by his three sisters Renee King, Gillette, Wyo., Patricia (Mart) Cox, Billings, Mont., Cindy (Ed) Striebel, Black Hawk, S.D.; his four brothers, Rick (Linda) Brentrup, Littleton, Colo., Neil (Shirley) Brentrup, Dickinson, N.D., Barry Brentrup, New England, N.D., Greg Brentrup, Dickinson, N.D. and six nieces and ten nephews. He is also survived by his sweetheart, Charlotte Sadowsky, Terryville, Conn., and many wonderful friends including Barb Bickel, Rod Diede and Jack Ziemann.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his sister, Janice, and two brothers, Jerome and Paul, and a niece, Dakota Culkin.
Memorials suggested to the Bowman Dollars for Scholars.