Ronald F. Blair

Ronald F. Blair

Ronald F. ‘Ron, Blair of Kalamazoo, Michigan, passed away Tuesday, December 11, 2007. He was ready to go home to the Lord. Ron was born January 14, 1940 in Plainwell to Forrest and Alice (Larson) Blair. He served his country in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War and was stationed in Germany. For many years he was employed with James River Paper Co., retiring in 1987. Ron had been a member of the Allegan Bible Church. He enjoyed yard work and helping other people, loved his grandchildren and was a loving and caring person. On August 3, 2002 he married Linda (Halstead) Blair, who survives. Also surviving are a daughter, Angie (Leonard) Blaha of Gobles, two grandchildren, Michael and Nicholas Blaha; his sister, Sharolyn May (Don) Gerosa of Savannah, GA; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins; three step-children, Hannah Crans of Portage, Henry Crans and Adam Crans, both of Otsego. He was preceded in death by his parents, his previous wife, Jean Blair and his sister, Sherda Staley. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 P.M. Sunday at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego, where services will be held at 2:00 P.M. Monday, Rev. Richard Larson officiating. Burial will follow later at Mountain Home Cemetery, Otsego. Contributions in memory of Ron may be made to Wings of Hope Hospice.


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