Ramona “Ronnie” Ann Landseidel (Nokken and Reiersgord) of Moorhead, Minnesota, passed away peacefully on July 17 in Champlin, Minnesota at the age of 93 surrounded by family.
Ronnie was born to Peter A. and Helen (Innes) Nokken on September 28,1928. She grew up in Moorhead, MN, with her sister Carol. Ronnie was baptized by Dr. J.N. Brown, President of Concordia College at the Nokken farm in 1928. She was confirmed by Pastor Roy A. Harrisville at Trinity Lutheran Church, Moorhead on May 23, 1943. Thus began a lifelong membership at Trinity Lutheran Church. Ronnie then graduated from Moorhead High School in the class of 1946. She attended Moorhead State Teachers College for one year and pursued 1 year of nurses training at Abbott Hospital in Minneapolis.
She returned to Moorhead to marry Warren Reiersgord at Trinity Lutheran Church on August 20, 1948. They were blessed with 3 children but the oldest, David, died, at age 9, of leukemia in 1960. In her early years, she taught Sunday School, was part of Circle, served as a Stephen Minister, and served on the Trinity Church Council. While at home raising her family, she worked several holiday seasons at Martinson’s Jewelry store in downtown Moorhead and also with the Fargo Junior Chamber of Commerce. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary since 1957, and active in the Fine Arts Club of Fargo excelling in Bowling and Archery winning seasonal championships in each sport.
In 1969, Superintendent Noonan lured her off the golf course and she began her 23-year career in Moorhead School District #152, as a secretary and assistant to the first Director of Special Services, Alan Swedberg. She retired in 1992 with a profound respect for all Special Services staff who served all the children with special needs.
Warren Reiersgord passed away suddenly on May 29, 1984. In 1993, a high school sweetheart, who was also widowed, invited her to dinner and they began a journey together. Gene Landseidel and Ronnie were married on October 2, 1993 at Trinity. They enjoyed 27 loving years together. They split time between life in Westbrook Village in Arizona and summers at Blue Lake near Park Rapids, MN. In 2007, they moved to Moorhead and continued to split time at Blue Lake until 2013. In 2019, they moved to The Linden at Eventide. Gene passed away peacefully on April 24, 2020 with Ronnie by his side. They loved traveling together across the U.S. with special trips to England and Australia, golfing, and entertaining their many friends and family in their home. Gene and Ronnie hosted many special Sunday night dinners for grand-children Devan Landseidel, Britt and Kristian Reiersgord during their respective years at Concordia College.
Ronnie loved her “Potluck” group that has been together since high school days. She treasured her summers on the golf courses at Moorhead Country Club, Westbrook, AZ, and the Headwaters, Park Rapids. She loved her various bridge clubs, Ladies Day golf events, gardening, reading, her friends and volunteering in her community. Her personal highlight was scoring, not 1 but 2, holes-in-one in one year at the age of 75. She loved her time spent at Lake Melissa and Lake Lida during the 60s, 70s, and 80s with treasured friends. She most cherished time spent playing cribbage and card games at the kitchen table with her kids and grandkids until her very last days. She was active with her P.E.O sisters (Philanthropic Educational Organization) and with Trinity Lutheran church throughout her life.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Peter and Helen; her sister, Carol; son, David Reiersgord; 1st husband, Warren Reiersgord; and Gene Landseidel.
She leaves behind her son, Lee (Diane) Reiersgord of Littleton, Co., daughter, Lisa (Jeff) Stremmel of Champlin, MN; step children, Steve Landseidel, Scott (Carol) Landseidel and Mark (Vicki) Landseidel; grandchildren, Britt (Kevin) Wilson, Kristian (Haley) Reiersgord, Kylie Stremmel, Emily (Josh) Mitchem, Devan Landseidel, Derek (Colleen) Landseidel, Dana (Chris) Krajnik, Jack (Julie) Landseidel, Isaac & Sarah Landseidel, Christie (Luke) Dewey and 7 very special great grandchildren.
A Celebration of a life well lived will be held Friday, August 5th at 11am at Trinity Lutheran Church with visitation at 10am. A light luncheon will follow in the Christian Life Center.
Interment will follow at Riverside Cemetery, Moorhead.
A livestream of the service along with an online guestbook to share a special memory of condolence, and video tribute can be found on Ronnie’s obituary page at www.wrightfuneral.com
In lieu of flowers, Memorials are being directed to the Trinity Lutheran Church Foundation or a charity of your choice.