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Ronald "Wrangler/Slip Clutch" Bruce Arnt

1953 - 2021


Ronald Bruce Arnt, 67 of Enderlin, North Dakota died unexpectedly on Thursday, April 1, 2021 in Enderlin, North Dakota.

Ron “Wrangler or Slip Clutch” was born on August 23, 1953, the son of Clifford and Phyllis (Kienenberger) Arnt in Valley City, North Dakota. He was raised and educated in Sheldon, North Dakota, graduating From Sheldon High School in 1971. Shortly after high school he started his career as a truck driver and drove for various companies throughout his career. During the summer months he drove gravel truck for Cass County.

Ron enjoyed auction sales, car shows and fishing. He also enjoyed a cold Old Milwaukee beer every now and then.

Ron is survived by his loving companion of 33 years, Sharon McKay of Valley City, ND; sisters, Karen (Marlowe) Swanson of Mechanicsburg, PA; Joleen (Arlin) Vanderwerff of Leonard, ND; nephew, Scott Swanson; nieces, Danica and Erin Vanderwerff; great nephew, Adrian Vanderwerff and great niece, Ja’neice Milton.

Ron was preceded in death by his parents.

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Mary Jodsaas

May 11, 2021 3:28 PM

I knew Wrangler back in the 1980's when my husband, kids and I lived in Sheldon for about 4 years.  He was always very kind and friendly to us.  It was just a couple months ago my daughter and I were talking about him and I could not remember what his real name was.  My heart and sympathies go out to all his loved ones.  Tell my Jon hi from me and rest in peace Wrangler! Mary (Myskza) Jodsaas

Renae Lau

April 11, 2021 2:29 PM

We got to meet Ron years ago when we went back on vacation from Washington State. He was a fun guy to sit and chat with. Sharon is my sister and my wife Renae and I are sending our sympathies to Sharon, Joleen and Arlin and all the family members. May he rest in peace. Love and prayers, Don and Renae Lau, Washington State 

Deb (Bartholomay) Beutler

April 11, 2021 10:06 AM

So sorry to learn of Ronnie's passing - he and I were paired alphabetically for our entire Sheldon School years! So many memories of "Wrangler" especially at our Junior Class play when Rick Cullen actually called him Wrangler instead of the character name. So blessed to be in the Class of 1971 and to have treasured memories of our good friend Ron. Sincere sympathy to the family - may all your memories be happy ones.

Karen Swanson

April 5, 2021 9:53 PM

Karen Swanson

April 5, 2021 9:52 PM

I remember when Ron was born, I was so excited about having a a baby brother.  My condolences to Sharon, Joleen & ARLIN & their extended family & all other family members. RIP brother. With much love Karen, Marlowe, & Scott.

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