Ronald Clifford Arp, 64, died Aug. 8, 2021, at Ava’s House in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
A funeral service was Aug. 13 at Abiding Savior Free Lutheran Church in Sioux Falls, with interment at Woodlawn Cemetery.
Ronald Arp was born to Richard and Ruth (Kadinger) Arp on Jan. 1, 1957, in Luverne. He was a New Year’s baby and a twin. Ron graduated from Luverne High School in 1975.
He married Betty Dannenbring on June 7, 1980. They were blessed with two daughters.
Ron had a number of jobs including working for Luverne Trucking, Cummins Great Plains Diesel, and he owned and operated a grocery store in Chandler. After some health struggles Ron retired from Miller Loader in Granite, Iowa.
Ron loved being outside, gardening and going fishing and boating. He enjoyed grilling and cooking meats for his family on his Traeger Smoker.
Ron dealt with many medical issues during his lifetime. He was strong and courageous to the end.
Ron is survived by his wife, Betty, of Sioux Falls; daughter Jamie (passed away Aug. 27, 2021) and Andrée Ertle, granddaughter Brièle Ertle, all of San Diego, California; daughter Jessica Arp (Kristopher Hanson) and Kristopher’s son, Auston Hanson of Sioux Falls; twin brother Randy (Deb) Arp, of Morrison, Colorado; two sisters, Sandy Smith and Becky (Doug) Eeten, all of Luverne; and many nieces and nephews.
Arrangements were provided by Heritage Funeral Home of Sioux Falls,