Ronald D. Mantz

June 5, 1945 – Dec. 9, 2019

Ronald D. Mantz, 74,

Minot, passed away De-

cember 9, 2019 at Sanford

Health – Bismarck. Fun-

eral Services will be held

at 11:00 AM Monday, De-

cember 16, 2019, at

DaWise-Perry Funeral

Services, Mandan, with

Rev. Alan Wagner officiat-ing. Visitation is one hour

prior to the service at the

funeral home. Burial will

be in North Dakota

Veterans Cemetery.

Ron was born June 5,

1945 at Bismarck, to

Robert Sr. and Lena (Mill-

er) Mantz. He was raised

and educated in Center.

As a teenager, he worked

in Utah to help support

the family. He was drafted

into the US Army on

March 16, 1966 to serve

his country in Vietnam

and was honorably

discharged on March 15,

1968. He was a lifetime

member of the Minot

VFW and American Le-

gion. Ron worked as a

salesman for Sweetheart

Bakery in Minot, retiring

after 30 years of service.

He loved to hunt, fish and

trap and spend time with

his family. He enjoyed

time at the lake cabin and

on his boat.

He is survived by his

wife, Gloria, Minot; two

daughters, Angela

(Steven) Gutknecht, Ep-

ping, and Lisa (James)

McMillan, Bismarck; two

stepsons, Tracy Klein,

Minot, and Jamy (Jana)

Klein, Denver; one sister,

Mildred Leidholm, Wash-

burn; two brothers, Gary

(Eileen) Mantz, and

Robert (Gail) Mantz, both

of Mandan; three

grandchildren, Colton

(Jami), Madison, and

McKenzie (Kavin) Dvorak;

three step-grandchildren,

Kevin, Ethan, and Ian;

and numerous nieces,

nephews and special


Ron was preceded in

death by his parents;

brothers, Marvin, Neal,

Larry, and Lyle; and step-

son, Steve.

Please sign his guest-

book and share memories

at www.dawiseperry.com.

Funeral arrangements are

being made with

DaWise-Perry Funeral

Services, Mandan, North