Ron was born in Morris, Minn. and grew up on the family farm near Chokio, Minn. until 1955 when his family moved to Bloomington, Minn. After high school, he worked with his father in the family floor covering business, Phil’s Counter and Floor covering, doing installation and sales. In 1977, the store relocated to Isanti, Minn. where Ron continued to work with the business. When his father retired, he took over the business until relocating to Amarillo, Texas where he continued to work in floor covering sales/management. He returned to Minnesota in 2001, where he worked for Carpet Unlimited in Pine City as Store Manager until April of 2012. Ron will always be known as the ‘carpet guru.’
Ron and Peggy raised their son on the East Shore of Long Lake in Isanti County. Ron was a member of the Isanti Lions Club for many years and also coached both men’s and women’s softball leagues, where he touched the lives of many long time friends.
His passions included keeping up their beautiful yard, watching his birds, planting trees, fishing, archery, motorcycle trips with Peggy, attending their grandson’s sports activities and helping Peggy raise their Yorkshire pups. He also loved working in his workshop and creating alternative energy sources.
He is survived by his best friend and wife of 41 years, Peggy (Walentiny) Leuthard, his son, Troy (Doreen) Leuthard, grandson, Mason David Leuthard; daughter, Lisa Jean Leuthard, granddaughters, Samantha Leuthard and Halea Sherman; great-grandsons, William and Price. Ron was also survived by his sister, Pam (Don) Evitts of Bemidij, Minn. Ron was preceded in death by father, Philip Leuthard, mother, Jeanne and sister, Susan K. Leuthard.
A private family service will be held at a later date. Arrangements with Peterson-Johnson Funeral Home of Milaca.