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“Oh Ron, you were the sunshine of my day for the past 6 years. You could make anyone laugh, even if you were being "inapropillate." You were always my...Read More »
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“You are my sunshine, my only sunshine, you made me happy when skies were grayay, you never know dear how much I love you, please don't take my...Read More »
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“Ron you were the highlight of my day for four years. You always made me laugh. I will miss your laugh and humor. I regret not coming back to...Read More »
3 of 4 | Posted by: Zachary Lewis - Kalamazoo, MI

“Ron, you will be greatly missed by all, I had the pleasure of knowing you for almost 20 years. Helping you enjoy life to your fullest potential has...Read More »
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Ronald Jack Crandell, 66, of Kalamazoo, died Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at his residence. He was born August 12, 1951 in Lakeview, MI, the son of Walter J. and Eleanor J. (Utter) Crandell.

Ron enjoyed singing, listening to music, especially country music, going for walks and watching TV. He loved traveling and had been on at least four cruises, Caribbean Islands, and Jamaica. He also had enjoyed a trip to Disneyland and Mackinac Island. Ron always knew how to make you laugh.

Ron is survived by his sister, Beverly K. (William) Oleneack of Augusta; three brothers, Edward F. Crandell, Timothy W. Crandell both of Middleville and Charles L. Crandell of Kalamazoo and his good buddy Rooster.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, David and a sister-in-law, Christine E. Crandell.

A visitation is planned from 6:00-8:00 pm Friday, October 13, 2017 at the Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care, Richland Chapel, 9170 East D Avenue, Richland, MI 49083. Graveside services will be held at 1:00 pm Saturday, October 14, 2017 at Higbee Cemetery, southeast of Big Rapids, with Pastor Randy Andrews of the New Beginnings Church of God, Hastings, Michigan officiating.