Ronald Dean Bajunpaa was born on March 23, 1947 to Martin and Laverne (Brill) Bajumpaa in Wadena. Funeral services were held on Saturday, November 18, 2023 at 11 a.m. with Pastor Nicholas Kandoll presiding. Hymns were sung by the congregation and accompanied by Louise Amberg-Jokela. Ronald was laid to rest with military honors at Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis, Minn., on Monday, November 20, 2023.

Ronald served in the United States Army from 1966 to September 20, 1968. On February 6, 1971 he married Nancy Visser in Iowa. Their marriage was blessed with three children Michelle, Michael and Melissa. Ronald attended Wadena Vocational Technical Institute in the electrical lineman program. He worked in Farmington, Minn., at Dakota Electric for 36 years.

Ronald enjoyed hunting and fishing and spending time with his family.

Ronald attended the Honor flight on September 11, 2023.

Ronald passed away on November 5, 2023, in Southview Acres in St. Paul, Minn. at the age of 76.

Preceding Ronald in death are his wife Nancy and his son Michael.

Ronald is survived by children: Michelle (Randy) Kraft and Melissa Bajunpaa; five grandchildren: John, Rachel, Kamyrn, Kaden and Kaylee; and sisters: Janeen Gunderson and Char Kiekenapp.

Please visit to leave memorials and condolences on Ronald’s Tribute Wall.

Arrangements provided by Karvonen Funeral & Cremation Service of New York Mills.