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Ronald 'Ron' Bishop

Ronald "Ron" Lawrence Bishop, age 69, of Glasgow, Mont., passed away on Friday, Sept. 22, 2023 at his home.

Funeral services will be 10 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 28, at St. Raphael's Catholic Church, with burial at Highland Cemetery, Glasgow. Luncheon to follow burial at St. Raphael's Parish Center. There will be a gathering at El Cor Del at 4 p.m.

Ron was born in Straubig, Germany, to Mary and D.L. Bishop on Feb. 14, 1954, where they lived until Ron was two. His dad, who was in the Air Force, was then transferred to Lubbock Texas, the family moved around the U.S. following his dad.

Ron went to high school at Great Falls High- where he met his high school sweetheart Cindy Meiers. They married in April of 1972, with Ron graduating in May. While working at the car wash Ron and Cindy welcomed their first child, Renae. He took a job in 1974 with Boeing, moving the family to Minot, N.D., and later to Lakota, N.D., where Randy joined the family. Boeing wanted to send Ron to Missouri, which caused a call to his father-in-law Duane asking for a job. This was the beginning of Ron's career with BNSF. He worked in the track department and later as a trainman for 36 years.

Ron enjoyed welding and bowling for 40+ years. He spent much of his free time with the crew at Northwestern Energy.

He was proud of his family, Renae Bishop, of Minot, N.D., Randy (Liz) Bishop, of Spring Creek, Nev., and two grandchildren, Skyla and Kyson.

Ron was preceded in death by his parents, Mary and D.L.; brother Dennis; in-laws Duane and Shirley Meiers; and grandson Bryce.

He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Cindy; daughter Renae; son Randy (Liz); grandchildren Skyla and Kyson; and brothers in-law Duane (Dana), Bob (Jill) and Mike (Becky).

 

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