Saturday, July 20, 2024

Ronald “Ron” Alstad, 65

| July 7, 2024 12:00 AM

Ronald “Ron” Alstad, 65, passed away at home August 27, 2022, after a short battle with bladder cancer. Ron was born in Kalispell on Sept. 5, 1956, to Orlando (Ole) and Dorothy Alstad. He attended Montford, Fairview, Fair-Mont Egan School and Flathead High School, graduating in 1974.

Ron worked at the Columbia Falls Aluminum Plant from 1976 to 2000. After retiring from CFAC he began working at the Rainbow Bar and then Passmore Farms.

He loved fishing, hunting, camping, boating, playing pool, cribbage, cards and darts. He also loved sitting at the Echo Lake Cabin with his friends and family playing cards, drinking beer and watching the beautiful views.

Ron enjoyed his last years of life peacefully at his daughter and sons-in-law’s cabin on Mud Lake, watching the wildlife and gorgeous views of the lake and mountains.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ole and Dorothy; his daughter Christy’s half-sister, Casey Faye Armstrong Wood; and his nephews, Clayton and Jordan Alstad.

He is survived by his daughter, Christy (Chris) Gross; grandchildren, Will and Caitlynn Gross; sisters, Linda (Ed) Benson, and Carol Vish. Nieces, Bobbi Bonner, Lori (Ward) Abernathy; nephews, David (Roseé) Benson and Adam (Jazmin) Vish; along with many great-nieces and great-nephews and many friends.

A memorial/celebration of life will be held Friday, July 12, 2024, 6-9 p.m., dinner provided. This is a shared memorial for Ron and Al Alstad.

Atanaha Event Center, 29048 Broken Leg Rd., Bigfork MT 59911. Please RSVP to