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Fulkerson - Stevenson Funeral Home
Springan - Stevenson Funeral Home
It's all about saying goodbye.
Ronald "Ron" Gary Hannig
January 13, 1950 - November 29, 2019

Place of Birth: Brainerd, MN
Residence: Williston, North Dakota
Age: 69

Ron Hannig, 69, of Williston passed away peacefully surrounded by his family Friday evening November 29, 2019 at his Williston residence.

Ron was born on Friday the 13th of January, 1950, in Brainerd, Minnesota to Don and MaryAnn Hannig. He was the oldest of 9 children and had his own ways of always looking out for his younger siblings. He graduated from Glencoe High School in 1968. Following high school, he attended St. Cloud State University before being drafted for the Vietnam War. A week before being sent to Vietnam he got new orders to go to Germany. He spent his army career in Germany as Military Police with the Belgium Air Force Base. Upon returning to the US he worked for his dad at the family grocery store before venturing to Wyoming and Colorado for his first working experience with the oilfield. He returned to Tracy, Minnesota to help his dad in the family store where Ron met a young cashier, his future bride, Lynn Surprenant. On July 1st 1977, Ron and Lynn were married in Tracy, Minnesota. In October 1977 they packed up and headed west for the Williston Oil Boom. Ron found a 45+ year career in the oil field throughout the Williston Basin, retiring in 2017. He loved his work often saying he never worked a day in his life because he enjoyed it so much.

The only thing he loved more was his family. Ron and Lynn had two children, Mark and Lissa. Ron spent many hours coaching Mark’s hockey, hunting with Mark and driving around Lissa and her friends in his old Chevy Impala. He never missed an opportunity to support his children. After the kids were out of high school Ron and Lynn found a new adventure in motorcycling. They enjoyed many biking adventures and met so many new friends. Ron and Lissa even ventured to the Sturgis rally one summer. As his children aged and married Ron found what he called his “biggest blessings”, his grandkids. Averi, Owen, Evan and Asher Ron lit up his world. He loved teaching them new things, spoiling them, watching TV snuggling and telling them lots of stories. His legacy will live on through the lives of his grandchildren.

In July of 2019 Ron was diagnosed with lung cancer. Ron fought hard through chemo and radiation for 5 months, never losing his sense of humor, especially with the nurses. He went peacefully from Mark, Lissa and Lynn’s arms into the arms of Jesus at his home with his beloved puppy Annie by his side.

He is survived by the love of his life for 42 years, his best friend Lynn; son, Mark (Jessica); daughter, Lissa (Clint) Voigt and grandchildren, Averi, Owen, Evan and Asher Ron. Bonus daughter, Sara Sue (Brent) Zach and Addie Lau. Brothers, Dan (Vera), John (Nancy), Steve (Julie), Mike (Lizlynne) and sisters Geri, Barb, Susie and Cathy. Father and Mother-in-law Glenn and Virginia Surprenant. Brothers- in- law, Steve (Julie) Surprenant and David (Julie) Surprenant and sister- in- law, Jane Mendez. He also had many cousins, nieces and nephews who loved their Uncle Ronnie.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Don and MaryAnn Hannig and a few 4-legged best friends.



Memorial Contribution
Memorials are suggested to the Williston Hospice Program:

CHI Hospice
1301 15th Ave West
Williston, ND 58801

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Dick and Bobbi Wendt
Nov 30, 2019
We were sorry to hear of Ron’s passing - gone too soon. Our deepest sympathies to his entire family.
There was a moment of silence to honor Ron at the Varsity Hockey game today - lots of prayers went up for Ron and all of you. May God hold you close and give you strength in the days ahead of you.
Colleen LeBlanc (LaCrosse, WI)
Dec 1, 2019
Although I hadn’t seen Ron in many years, I have many fond memories of our youth. He was the same age as my brother and as cousins, we visited. When he got his license, he got the family station wagon but he couldn’t take just Gary. Don made him take some siblings. There were 7 of us total and it was a hoot. We all took a vow of secrecy! I have many more like that.
I’m so sorry for you Lynn losing your partner. My deepest sympathies to Ron’s whole family. This is a sad time.
Kim Falkenhagen (oasis casino) (Fairview, My)
Dec 1, 2019
I’m sorry to hear of Ron’s passing... hugs and prayers to the family...
Jeanne Knudsvig
Dec 1, 2019
My prayers & thoughts are with all of you! So sorry for loss of Ron he will be missed by all! Keep his memories close to your hearts to help you through the days ahead...
Sincere sympathy,
Jeanne
Jim And Linda Irgens (Horseshoe Bay, Texas)
Dec 1, 2019
So sorry to hear of Ron’s passing he was a great guy. He will be missed by all family and friends our hearts and prayers go out to all.
Tim Gaudreau (Casper , WY)
Dec 1, 2019
I am sorry to hear of Ron's passing. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.
Dan and Patty Bruner (Connersville, Indiana)
Dec 1, 2019
Our hearts ache for you Lynn and your family. We have good memories from many years back. We only wish that Ron could have stayed with you for many more years to come. As Lissa said on her FB post he now is with Jesus and able to do all the things he loves to do. Wish we could be at his service to show our respects. Know that we will be thinking of you non-stop.
Betty Grove (Tipton , IA)
Dec 1, 2019
I am so sorry for your loss Lynn. You and your family are going in my thoughts and prayers
Kim Johnston (Weatherford , Texas)
Dec 1, 2019
Lynn,Lissa & Mark ...So saddened to hear of Ron’s passing. Wishing you comfort with memories during this difficult time ... you are in my thoughts and prayers.
Kim (Hazel)
Tami Berger (Williston)
Dec 1, 2019
So sad to hear of eons passing. He was such a kind man. Sending prayers for his family.
Kelli Holst (Tioga, ND)
Dec 1, 2019
Ron was such a nice guy. He had a way of making a person feel important and always had time to visit. Heaven gained a good man. Sending hugs and prayers.
Carol Fixen (Williston, ND)
Dec 2, 2019
Lynn, So sorry to hear about Ron. My prayers go out to you and the kids. Let us know if there is anything we can do for you.
Eugene and Carol Fixen
Theresa Wagner (Krebsbach) (Houston, TX)
Dec 2, 2019
My sincere condolences. I went to high school with Ron in Glencoe, MN. He always seemed happy and was so friendly.
Rick & Connie Moe (Williston, ND)
Dec 2, 2019
Lynn and family, we are so very sad to hear of Ron’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you all. Rick and Connie
Tracy and Lori Lutz (Williston , North Dakota)
Dec 2, 2019
We are so sorry to hear of Ron’s passing our thoughts and prayers are with you and your families
Jan Sell (Fargo, ND)
Dec 2, 2019
Lynn, Mark and Lissa, Please accept our heartfelt sympathy. This is a great loss for you. May God wrap his arms around you and give you peace. Take care. Steve and Jan Sell
Dave and Janice Arnson (Williston, ND)
Dec 2, 2019
Lynn and family, we are deeply saddened to hear this news. Our thoughts and prayers to all during this difficult time.
Greg and Judy Bergs (Ridgefield, Washington )
Dec 3, 2019
Lynn our heart aches for you and your family on the passing of your dear Ron. We were married the same summer as you two and remember well when the Tracy Headlight Herald featured the four of us visiting local businesses in town for the Wedding insert.
Carolyn & Gene Lynch (Mesa, Az)
Dec 3, 2019
Lynn and family,
So sorry to read about Ron, only got to know him when working at Sun Well, but Ron always had a smile, and time to visit. Keeping you in our prayers!
Mary Jo Oster
Dec 3, 2019
Lynn, I am so sorry for your loss. Sending prayers to you and your family.
Margot Brunelle (Williston, ND)
Dec 3, 2019
This is just so sad. I always enjoyed running into Ron around town and even looking at his picture now I can hear his laugh. My heart is with you all now and will continue to be as you grieve the loss of such a great, fun-loving guy.
Debbie Wilcox (Minot )
Dec 3, 2019
Lynn and family, so very sorry to hear about Ron’s passing. My thoughts and prayers to you and yours. Hugs.
Marti Haugen (Williston, ND)
Dec 3, 2019
Dear Lynn and family. We were so saddened to hear of Ron's passing! He was such a great guy and loved by all!! He was so funny too. We ran into each other at Verizon and he was changing back to a flip phone! He had me cracking up as to why he needed a flip phone. That friendly nice man will be truly missed. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you during this difficult time. God bless you!!
Marti and Nick Haugen
Courtney "Chuck" Barstad Logan
Dec 3, 2019
Lynnie, Lissa and Mark - my deepest sympathy to all of you with the loss of Ron. My memories of him are many and I can still hear him yelling "CHUCK" at me when I would do something dumb or for a laugh. One of my favorite memories was when Lissa and I were cruisin around in my Chevy and the horn got stuck - blasting nonstop. While Lissa and I were in tears from laughter, Ron got it all taped up for us so we could go cruisin again with a little less noise. Your home was a second home to me always and I'm so thankful to have had Ron in my world growing up. So special that we got to get together this summer, thank God for making that happen and for a few more laughs...now watching him laugh at his grandkids and not just at Lissa and I :) Love to you all!
Karina Perez (Donna, Tx.)
Dec 3, 2019
Mr. Ron it was so nice meeting you in williston, thank you for coming with mrs. Lynn i so you guys could dropp me off in Watford city, i would always be greatful for both of you. In my thoughts and prayers always.
Cindy Murdock (Fargo, ND)
Dec 3, 2019
My heart is truly broken in pieces for all of you for the loss of the most genuine man. Anyone that knew Ron loved him, he truly was one of the greatest men I was blessed to know. I will never forget the first time I meet him and his wonderful wife, then his beautiful children. You will forever be remembered as my boy-toy. Rest in peace my friend and know that your legacy will live on forever in the lives of your beautiful family and memories of you will be shared by all that were blessed to have met you.

Sending never ending hugs, prayers and so much love to you Lynn, Mark and Lissa.
Connie sundby (Minot, Nd)
Dec 3, 2019
Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
Ed & Connie sundby.
Mike & Kari Lee (Perham, MN)
Dec 3, 2019
To Lynn, Mark, and the entire Hannig family, so sorry to hear of the loss of Ron. A wonderful family man with an infectious laugh. Prayers to all of you for your loss.
Debi Pack (Buffalo, Mn)
Dec 3, 2019
My heart breaks for you and your family Lynn. I knew Ron had been sick but just read of his passing. You are blessed to have faith and know he is in no more pain and is in Heaven. Sending you prayers and hugs.
Deb Johnson (Slayton, MN)
Dec 3, 2019
Lynn, I am so sorry for your loss. I feel fortunate that I got to meet Ron when we had our class reunion, I loved his sense of humor. Prayers for Gods Peace to you and all of Ron’s family.
Crystal Davis (Williston, ND)
Dec 3, 2019
We are so sorry for your loss. Thinking of all of you.
Greg and Judy Bergs (Ridgefield, Washington )
Dec 3, 2019
Lynn our heart aches for you and your family on the passing of your dear Ron. We were married the same summer as you two and remember well when the Tracy Headlight Herald featured the four of us visiting local businesses in town for the Wedding insert.
Joni Andre (Williston, ND)
Dec 4, 2019
Lynn, Mark, Lissa& family,
I was so sorry to hear of Ron’s passing. When I spoke with Lissa I was telling her how we first met Ron when he coached our softball team in the late 70’s. What a nice man then and always. He truly loved his family and life itself. He will be missed by all. My thoughts are with you all. Joni Andre
Kerry Raghib (Minot, ND)
Dec 4, 2019
I am so sorry for your loss. He was a great person and will be missed. Prayers and love to all
Kevin Frederickson (Grafton, ND)
Dec 4, 2019
My Sympathies. Ron and I graduated together in Glencoe. Ron lived in the same block as I did for a short while but we played lots of basketball and baseball. Ron was simply a wonderful person and I am better for knowing him. God Bless! Kevin
Rhonda Johnson (Rochester, MN)
Dec 4, 2019
Lynn,
My heartfelt sympathies to you and your family at this time.
Kevin and Sheila Christensen (Williston , ND)
Dec 4, 2019
Sheila and wish we could be there for the service
Ron was one of those guys who brings a smile
to us just by saying his name Great guy we will miss him
Dianne Aamoth (Blaine, Minnesota)
Dec 4, 2019
So sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Neal and Elaine Nelson (Tioga, Nd)
Dec 4, 2019
Lynn and family: we are saddened to read of Ron’s passing. We will always remember him by his generosity of lending us his bike to take our motorcycle tests on. We so appreciated it and his willingness to do it. He was a very special person.
Rick & Lori Lee (Bismarck , ND)
Dec 5, 2019
We are so sad to hear about your beloved Ron. Please know we’re keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.
Connie and Dave Cote (Deadwood , SD)
Dec 5, 2019
So very sorry to hear of Ron’s passing. So enjoyed his laughter. Praying for all of you.
Scott Ramus (Sidney, Mt.)
Dec 5, 2019
So sorry to hear of Ronnie’s passing!! We had a lot of fun together working in the patch! Prayers to you and your family!!
Gayle Arnson (Williston/Mesa)
Dec 5, 2019
Lynne, Mark and Lissa my sincerest sympathies to all of you . Continued prayers.
Julie & Steve Treib (Williston, ND)
Dec 6, 2019
So sorry to hear about Ron! May you all feel the comfort of our Lord Jesus during this difficult time. Sending hugs ! GOD bless!
COnnie and Dave Tofte (Williston )
Dec 6, 2019
Lynn, Alissa and Mark, It is much sadness we learned of Ron’s passing, He was a good man and will be missed by all that knew him. We cherish our memories of all the years we shared with our hockey families. Hugs and prayers sent your way.
Scott & Jodi Omlid (Plymouth, MN)
Dec 7, 2019
Lynn & Family,
We are so sorry to hear of Ron's passing. Our Thoughts and Prayers are with you.
Judy Holm (Williston , North Dakota )
Dec 8, 2019
Lynn and kids....I am sorry for your loss, Ron was a person hat you wanted to be friends with because he was so nice. I had a lot of fun being at Hockey events with Ron and Lynn and always enjoyed it. My heart goes out to you in your time of loss. He I’ll always be with you in spirit! God bless you!
Carole Leifer (Henry) (Madison, WI)
Dec 10, 2019
Lynn, only met you a couple of times, but as the oldest of ALL cousins, I naturally knew Ron well & even spent a summer with them in Glencoe. From our very early years - 1st grade & forward, @ANY Summerfest, “Ronnie” & I LOVED the tilt-a-whirl! It was hard to get us to do anything else! Oh how we laughed! My prayers go out to you @ the family
Gary and Jolynn Johns (Tracy, Mn)
Dec 11, 2019
So sorry to hear about Ron..your mother shared with me last week about Ron. Our deepest sympathy to all your family.
Carole Leifer (Henry) (Madison, WI)
Dec 12, 2019
Lynn, only met you a couple of times, but as the oldest of ALL cousins, I naturally knew Ron well & even spent a summer with them in Glencoe. From our very early years - 1st grade & forward, @ANY Summerfest, “Ronnie” & I LOVED the tilt-a-whirl! It was hard to get us to do anything else! Oh how we laughed! My prayers go out to you @ the family
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