Ronald Lloyd Kuffel
Ronald Lloyd Kuffel, 81, of Sauk Centre, and formerly of Minneapolis, passed away peacefully on Sept. 16, 2016, in Sauk Centre following a brief illness.
Mass of Christian Burial celebrating the life of Ron will be held at 3 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 23, at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Sauk Centre. A gathering of family and friends will begin at 1:30 p.m. in St. Paul’s Church Upper Gathering Room prior to the Mass. Rev. Greg Paffel will preside.
Ron was born on November 15, 1934, in Minneapolis, to Mabel Mae Edson and Alexander Peter Kuffel. He had a younger brother, Peter Lee and they grew up in South Minneapolis surrounded by neighbors and schoolmates who later became lifelong friends. He entered the U.S. Air Force in 1954 and received an honorable discharge six years later. He was proud of his military service and spoke of it often throughout his long life.