R. McGrath web photoRonald McGrath, of Pine City, passed away on Monday, November 16, 2015 at his home.  He was 76 years old.

In keeping with Ron’s wishes, no services are planned. He is survived by his three loving sons; Scott (Tina), Mark (Pam) , John (Shawntel) and all family members.

If you have memories of Ron that you wish to share, please post so that they may be shared with the family.  Cards may be sent to the family or to the funeral home.

When I am gone, release me, let me go
I have so many things to see and do.
You mustn’t tie yourselves to me
With tears,
Just be happy that we had some years.

I gave you my love,
You can only guess how much
You gave to me in happiness,
I thank you for the love you
Each have shown,
But now it’s time I traveled on alone.

Do grieve a while if you must
Then let your grief be
Comforted by trust.
It’s only for a while that we must part,
So keep our memories
Within your hearts.

I won’t be far away, for life goes on.
So if you need me, call and I will come.
Though you can’t see or touch me
I’ll be near,
And if you listen with your heart
You will hear,
All of my love around so soft and clear.

When you must come this way alone,
I’ll greet you with a smile and say
“Welcome Home.”


12 thoughts on “RONALD G. McGRATH”

  1. Really sorry to hear of Ron’s passing. He was a good man and a darn good cook . My heartfelt sympathy to the family.

  2. I love you Uncle Ron and will miss you. You were always my favorite, maybe that’s because our family way so close when we were growing up. You always called my not sure How to spell it, toots, tutz. Many memories is my dad and you working on so many cars together. My dad sure loved you. You both were really close. This is going to be hard on your Sons and their wives and everyone else, family, friend’s. You we’re very loved by so many people. You will be missed by so many. You touched so many hearts. I love you and I’m glad I got to say goodbye and tell you I love you. Xxxxxx oooooo Sheri

  3. I feel so blessed to have known this wonderful spirit ! We had some laughs and tears and his spirit will keep on with each and everyone who was blessed to know him!! Love & Prayers for all of you !!

  4. I met Ron 6 years ago … I remember driving up to his house past mora, with Mark. I came in and he was sitting in his chair. He welcomed me with a smile and never a bad word. He raised his sons but also others. He was one of a kind in my eyes. He opened my eyes to nascar!! Never have I seen a race or cared to before him. But after meeting him, I became a fan. He gave people a chance.. And he didn’t have preconceived notions about people. (Or at least i didn’t see that). And best of all? He raised Mark to be the man he is. Love to you my dear Ron.

  5. Dear Mark and Family,

    So sorry for your loss. I send you love and comfort.So glad to hear you all spent time together last weekend.

  6. I have known Ron for over 50 years, and in all that time never heard him say anything negative about anyone or anything. We lost a great one, RIP my friend, you will missed, until we meet again.

  7. Ron was a great friend, we had many great conversations when Dale & I would come to MN. Love him, and he will be missed..

  8. Ron, Scott, Mark And John John were our neighbors growing up. I remember Ron and my parents sitting in the yard having a beer (or two) chatting about motorcycles and such. Ron was always a friendly guy, he had his hands full raising those boys, but he did a great job. Thought and prayers to all! ~ Lisa

  9. My cousin Ron and I were very close. As a child he was my Babysitter and always my hero. Mom and Dad went out and Gene and Ron were watching us kids. We lived in Rush City o Town. There had been an escape from the mental hospital in Cambridge so we were all kind of worried that who ever it was would find our farm. There was a noise outside so Ronnie and Gene went out to see what it was. they were armed with Dad’s butchering knives. We were all scared. The boys were so brave. When they came back they reported it was a cow scratching it’s self on a fence post. Mom and Dad came home and we all proudly told them we had gone to bed early and it was an uneventful evening. Ronnie and Gene were the best. I was very proud that they were my family. Ron and Aunt Inez raised the best babysitters as teenagers and Wonderful Men as they are now. I will forever miss my best friend. Ron I love you. Marcia

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