Ole J. Loing, age 81, of Princeton, passed away December 24, 2012.
Ole was born in Reynolds, N.D. on the family homestead on November 11, 1931 to parents Carl and Lilly Loing. He was one of nine children.
Ole was a graduate of Reynolds High School; served in the U.S. Air Force; earned a B.A. degree St. Olaf College and M.A. degree at St. Cloud State. He taught briefly in Mountain Lake and Orono, then retired after teaching 30 years in the Minnetonka Public Schools.
He resided in Princeton area since 1997. He loved gardening, music, woodworking, his Nordic heritage, had an insatiable curiosity and was a life-long learner. He will be dearly missed by his family and friends.
Ole is survived by wife, Helen; daughters Kari (Michael Horak) and Inger (Al) Ruhoff; grandchildren Brooke and Finn; brother Richard and sister Corrine (Hatton). He was preceded in death by siblings Eleanor (Verosky), Leonard, Vernon, Francis (Josephson), Willard and Clarence “Pat”.
Remembrance may be sent to the family for a Bentru School memorial marker, a special project of the deceased to commemorate the one room school house where he began his education.
A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 19, with visitation one hour prior at the Cremation Society of MN, 7835 Brooklyn Blvd., Brooklyn Park.