Jesse W. Ronne, 94, of Grand Meadow, died on Wednesday, April 3, 2013, at Grand Meadow Care Center.

Jesse Woodrow Ronne was born on Oct. 24, 1918, in Blue Earth County to George E. and Addie Belle (Jacobs) Ronne. He attended Rush Lake Country School through the eighth grade, and then helped his parents on the farm.

On Aug. 29, 1940, he married Helen Kindler, in Mankato. They moved to their present farm in the spring of 1941. Mr. Ronne loved cattle and the horses he grew up with. He felt life on the farm was the greatest place to be.

In the year 2000, the couple moved into Meadows Assisted Living. Mr. Ronne loved playing his button box and accordion. He was a member of several neighborhood musical groups and, in later years, played at the cancer telethon.

Survivors include his son, Wayne of Grand Meadow; daughter, Rebecca "Becky" (Jim) Bissen of Rose Creek; eight grandchildren, Amy (Greg) Roberts, Tricia Branden, Andy Bissen, Brian (Katie) Bissen, Valerie (Shane) Seiferman, Darin Ronne, Jennifer (Jake Cardinal) Ronne, and Ashley (Jesse Antiporek) Ronne; four great-grandchildren, Colin and Caitlin Roberts, Max and Lily Bissen; and his most loyal friend, Roger Julson, who were side by side for 62 years. He is also survived by his sister, Doris Ronne; nephews, Bruce (Sherri) Dowlin, and Mark (Nardi) Lehnert, and a niece, Marilyn Lehnert.

Preceding him in death are his wife, Helen in 2007, son, Gary, and his granddaughter, Annette Bissen, his brothers, Gene (Clara) Ronne and Floyd "Mac" (Grace) Ronne, and sisters, Ella (Louis) Johnson, Clarabelle (Lester) Pischner, and Clare Dowlin, Ardis Ronne, and one brother-in-law, Owen Jones, nephew, Robert Dowlin, and niece, Trudy Dowlin.

Funeral services were Monday, April 8, at Grand Meadow Lutheran Church in Grand Meadow with burial in Grand Meadow Cemetery.

Hindt Funeral Home, Grand Meadow, was in charge of arrangements.