Walter Ronald Brainard was born in Bozeman, Montana, on Oct. 23, 1948, to Walter and Dorothy Brainard. He passed away on May 5, 2020.

Ron was a man who loved family, animals and tradition. He and his father, Walter, ran the family cattle ranch in Maudlow, Montana. In the summer of 1975 he married his sweetheart and dancing partner, Donna Cunningham. They happily welcomed their first son, Kevin, in June of 1979 and then celebrated the birth of their second son, Craig, in March of 1982.

The family lived in Maudlow until Donna passed away in July of 2007. Ron decided to relocate and did so June 2008. He spent the rest of his years in the community of Roundup, Montana, where he made lots of friends and enjoyed the retired lifestyle. He absolutely loved to spend as much time as possible playing with his two granddaughters every chance he got.

Ron was preceded in death by his beloved wife Donna, parents Walt and Dorothy and sister Marcella. Ron is survived by his two sons, Kevin (Laneva) and Craig; granddaughters Grace and Faith; brother Lynn (Mae), brother-in-law Ivan; and several nieces and nephews.

Memorial Service will be held Saturday, May 30, 2020, 1 p.m. at Abba’s Haven Church Camp in Lavina.