In Memoriam : Ronny Svenhard

Ronny Svenhard Ronny D. Svenhard - age: 89
(September 25, 1933 to January 14, 2023 )
Resident of Visalia, California

Visitation Information:
A celebration of Ronnyís life will be held at 1 PM on Saturday, January 28th, 2023, at Heart of the Valley Christian Fellowship, 2800 W. Walnut Ave., Visalia, California

Obituary:
Ronny David Svenhard of Visalia, CA, passed away suddenly and moved to his Heavenly Home on January 14th, 2023, at age 89. Ronny was born in BorŚs, Sweden on September 25, 1933 to David Svenhard (1904-1963) and Svea (Johansson) Svenhard (1909-1969), both born and raised in Sweden. Ronny was a baker and was the owner of Svenhardís Swedish Bakery along with his siblings. Ronny is survived by his adoring wife Norma and two daughters Cynthia Svenhard and Linda Svenhard-Holmes (and her husband David). He was blessed with two grandchildren and their fiancťs; grandson Robert Patton with Heather Pack and granddaughter Kristina Dorrough with Miguel Hernandez. He also had four great grandchildren Kayla Belyeu (and Daniel Agustin), Amber Patton, Elizabeth Patton, and Atlas Holmes. He was additionally blessed with two great-great grandchildren, Zion Agustin and Mystic Agustin. He additionally was survived by one sibling, Borje Svenhard as well as numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. Ronny is preceded in death by his parents David and Svea Svenhard and two siblings, Daniel Svenhard and Marianne Wyndham. Ronny grew up in Sweden, and then immigrated with his family to America in 1949. The Svenhard family loved the Lord with their whole hearts and ministry was extremely important to Ronny. He donated generously to many ministries. He was also a part of Full Gospel Business Menís Fellowship for many years, then later, he helped launch Business Menís Fellowship. Another passion was the family business, Svenhardís Swedish Bakery (founded in 1893), which the family brought with them to America. The Svenhard family initially lived in Seattle. In 1950, they settled in Oakland, California, where they were active in the Philadelphia Church. Svenhardís Swedish Bakery became a fixture in the community, operating seven retail bakeries. In 1956, two important events happened. Ronnyís dream of becoming an American citizen became a reality on August 26th, 1956, and the bakery decided to concentrate on wholesale manufacturing and became a prominent pastry brand in the region and, eventually, across the nation. Ronny worked at Svenhardís Swedish Bakery from when he was very young until he retired in 2014. It was his fatherís vision to go nationwide, and Ronny made that dream become a reality. Ronny was a very generous and gracious employer. His teasing was famous, but he knew when to be serious and get down to work. He was well loved and respected. He worked sometimes nonstop for days at a time and was known for being a night owl. Ronny and his family moved to Orinda, just outside of Oakland, around 1977. He loved his family dearly-especially his wife Norma whom he married July 4, 1963. They only dated 3 weeks before Ronny proposed, and they were married within three months of meeting. They both knew without a doubt that God put them together. Their love was precious to see and an inspiration to many. They both loved the Lord with all their hearts and wanted to bring as many people to the Lord as possible. Ronny and Norma lost their first child when Norma was 3 months pregnant but were blessed with two children after that tragedy. Cynthia was born April 14, 1965, and Linda born December 2, 1967. Ronnyís love for the Lord was so great that he traveled all over the world to tell others about Jesus. His main purpose for the bakery was to support ministries that would bring people to Jesus. Food will be provided at the church following the service. In lieu of flowers, the family has decided that donations may be given to Business Menís Fellowship, the ministry Ronny invested so much of his life to. Donations may be sent to: BMF National Office, 3824 Buell St, Ste E, Oakland, CA 94619.





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