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Lind Family Funeral & Cremation Services
Thursday November 18th, 2021
4:00pm - 7:00pm

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Mass of Christian Burial

St. John Nepomuk Church
Friday November 19th, 2021

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Ronald Edward Pachan

Ronald E. Pachan, age 62, of Alexandria, died unexpectedly on Sunday, November 14, 2021, in his home.

Mass of Christian Burial is 11 a.m, Friday, November 19, 2021, at St. John Nepomuk Church in rural Lowry with the Rev. Fr. Joseph Vandeberg officiating. Private interment will take place at the church cemetery at a later date.

Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m., Thursday, at Lind Family Funeral Home in Alexandria and will continue one hour prior to the service at the church.

Ronald Edward was born on May 29, 1959, to Edward and Doris (Notch) Pachan in Browerville. He was baptized into the Catholic faith and grew up in Eagle Bend. He worked on neighbor’s farms as a hired hand during high school. Ron graduated from Eagle Bend High School in 1977, and afterwards attended Alexandria Vo-Tech in parts sales for a year. Following his education, Ron worked at Gloege’s Chevrolet in Glenwood and then for Mert Larson as a parts manager. He met his future bride, Dona Karsky at the Barn in 1979, and were united in marriage on May 31, 1980, in Graceville. Following their marriage, they lived in Alexandria where they raised their three children and attended St. Mary’s and St. John Nepomuk Churches. In 1983, Ron started selling insurance and driving school bus for District 206. He eventually grew his own business, Pachan Insurance Services. In the summer months he also was a truck driver for Alex Concrete. He was member of Knights of Columbus and was a local representative of Western Fraternal Life Association. Ron’s main hobby was spending time with his grandchildren, who meant everything to him. He also enjoyed hiking, motorcycle riding, and yard work.

He was preceded in death by his father and mother-in-law, Laudie and Mary Karsky; and a sister-in-law, Diane Belling.

Ron is survived by his loving wife of 41 years, Dona; parents, Ed and Doris Pachan of Eagle Bend; son, James (Nicole) Pachan of Alexandria; two daughters, Michele (Ryan Tieva) Johnson of Chanhassen and Kathryn (Mike) Konzen of New Richmond, Wisconsin; five brothers, David Pachan, Dan (Lynette) Pachan of Browerville, Jerry Pachan of Avon, Mark (Teresa) Pachan of Long Prairie and Chuck (Kristy) Pachan of Albany; two sisters, Nancy (Greg) Harren of Eagle Bend and Lisa (Jack) Dempsey of River Falls, Wisconsin; seven grandchildren, McKaelyn, Charlotte, Bria, Carson, Noah, Tessa, and Will; many nieces and nephews; co-workers; in-laws; and a host of friends.

Pallbearers are his grandchildren.

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Dear Dona and family, your dear husband, dad and grandpa is gone too soon. Our prayers are with you for strength and peace in the days ahead. May your memories bring comfort. Love Aunt Gina and Uncle Ed

Gina Karsky Nov 19 2021 4:38 PM

Dona and family, we were so sorry to hear of Ron's passing. Wishing you and your family comfort and strength during this difficult time.
Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers.

Larry and Sandy Pavlish Nov 18 2021 12:52 PM

Dona and family - deepest sympathies on the loss of Ron. I'll never forget him bringing communion to me when I was a patient in the hospital. It was appreciated very much. Cherish your years of memories.

Deb Frie Nov 18 2021 12:27 AM

May your family find strength during your loss of Ron with the support of family and friends. Our hearts are with you all.

Emmett & Deb Hoffner Nov 17 2021 11:27 PM

So sorry for your loss. Prayers and hugs to your family. ❤️

Rachel Gilmore Nov 17 2021 7:45 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Ronald Pachan

Nancy Stepaniak Nov 17 2021 5:50 PM

Dona and family words can't explain how my heart breaks for you all. My memories of Ron are that of a very happy full hearted man who adored each of you with his whole heart. Sending sooo many hugs your way. I will keep your family close in my prayers and thoughts.

Cyrese Nov 17 2021 2:35 PM

I worked with Ron at Alex Concrete. I always enjoyed his smile and small talk when he brought in his paperwork. So sorry for your loss

Jeanine Larson Nov 17 2021 9:38 AM

Dona and Family, so sorry to hear about the loss of such a wonderful husband, father, and grandfather. Prayers for the family.

Jared Karsky Nov 16 2021 9:35 PM

Dona and family, We are all so sadden to hear the news of Ron's passing. We are sending thoughts and prayers to your entire family. If you need anything please feel feel to call.

Larry and Kristin Nov 16 2021 7:33 PM

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