Ronald Selvey

Ron Selvey, age 75, of Waconia and formerly of Staples, joined the endless praise of the Lord on December 30, 2018, after a long battle with Dementia. We were blessed to be with him until his last breath.

We will celebrate God’s faithfulness in Ronnie’s life on Sunday, January 6, 2019 at Staples Alliance Church. Visitation begins at 1:30 p.m. with a Memorial Service at 3:00 p.m., refreshments following.

Ronnie worked for the City of Staples for 40 years, starting as a meterman and ending as the Utilities Supervisor.

Ronnie will be remembered as a man who loved people. He believed in unconditional love and second chances. He had many opportunities to serve others in his job, in his church, and in his family.

Ronnie had a life- long love for God and his church serving in many roles in the Staples Assembly of God Church and Staples Alliance Church. His faith was his guide throughout his life, one of his life verses was Proverbs 3:5-6, “Trust in the Lord with all you heart and lean not on your own understanding, in all your ways acknowledge him and he will make your paths straight.”

Ronnie was preceded in death by his parents Franklin and Sylvia Selvey; sister Deborah Race.

Ronnie is survived by Donna, the love of his life, his wife of 56 years, his children, Rick (Marce’) Selvey, Cheri (Doug) Parkinson, Dave (Beth) Selvey, and Crissy (Murray) Ginther, his grandchildren, TJ (Kathryn), Mandi, Becky (Travis) Berry, Dianne (Josiah) Enns, Amy Parkinson, Megan Parkinson, Austin (Paige), Brooke, Cole, Judd Ginther, Sawyer Ginther, Cade Ginther, Renn Ginther, and great-grandchildren, Clayton and Lydia Berry, Alfred and Adeline Enns; siblings Eunice (Bud) Bergquist of Dilworth, Franklin (Genie) Selvey of North Mankato, Naomi (Steve) Grow of Moorhead; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Gary (Donna) Thiel of Browerville, Dennis (Susan) Thiel of Staples, Jeanne (Bryan) Voelker of Dassel, Doug (Arlene) Morey of Moorhead, Roxanne (Jim) Bakula of Champlin, Janeen Rae (Paul) Lohman of St. Louis Park; nieces, nephews other relatives and friends.

Memorials given to the family will be used as a gift to the City of Staples.

Arrangements are with the Johnson Funeral Home of Waconia.

            w2c  A00006B2019JAN10

Staples World

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 100
Staples, MN 56479
Telephone: (218) 894-1112 - Fax: (218) 894-3570
Toll Free: 1-888-894-1112
E Mail:

Sign Up For Breaking News

Stay informed on our latest news!

Manage my subscriptions

Subscribe to Breaking News feed