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Ronald D. Buzzell

Ron passed away, Wednesday, August 9, 2023, at his home in Allegan.

He was born March 28, 1935 in Plainwell the son of Fred and Florence (Bailey) Buzzell. Ron proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy. For several years he worked at Mac Sim Bar and Rockwell International until his retirement. He went on to work at Parker Hannifin for several more years.

Ron enjoyed tinkering with ham radios and was a member of an amateur radio club. He was also a member of the Allegan County Emergency Response Team, the Masons and was a Shriner. Ron liked growing orchids and hunting as a young man. On September 21, 1956 in Allegan he married Dolores “Audrey” Dell who survives.

Also surviving are his children, Kathleen (Rick) Meade of Allegan and Brett Buzzell of East Lansing; grandchildren, Olivia Meade and Felicia (Josh) Harrington; great-grandchildren, Ayden, Sophia and Paislee Harrington along with several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and siblings, Darl Buzzell and Lois Coffey.

According to his wishes cremation has taken place.

Burial of ashes will take place at Fort Custer National cemetery at a later time.

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Mary Green

August 9, 2023 at 6:13 pm

So sorry for the family’s loss. Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers.


Nicole Dykstra

August 9, 2023 at 10:17 pm

I am so sorry for your loss. Ron was a wonderful man and always so sweet to me. You all are in my prayers.


Craig phillips

August 10, 2023 at 3:53 pm

Brett.. kathy & mom. Sorry to hear of ron.’s passing. He had lived a good life tho there was still time for more. I am in the hospital again so I will not make services to see you all my extra family. Thoughts and prayers to all. Love you all till we meet again! Craig phillips


Shannon Guritz

August 10, 2023 at 3:56 pm

So sorry for your loss and condolences to you all.


Steve Smalla

August 10, 2023 at 5:56 pm

So sorry for your loss. Ron was a great guy. I have a black and white photo taken by Ron in my Bible. It was taken as I was being baptized in Lake Lester during Warner Camp Meeting back in 1987. Pastor John Miller not only baptized me that day, he also baptized his future wife! I was saved in March of ’87 but wanted to be baptized during camp meeting after witnessing the same activity the year before.

I’ve cherished that photo for 36 years.

Thank you Ron!


Wilma Nunemaker

August 10, 2023 at 5:58 pm

To the Family, I am sending prayers, so sorry to read that Ron has passed. He was a very nice man, easy to know, easy to work with, he will be missed.


Roger @ Kay

August 10, 2023 at 8:00 pm

Audery, our condolences to you and your family.


Alfred Yeung

August 10, 2023 at 8:32 pm

Words seem inadequate. Ron was simply an amazing guy. When I first met him, he shared with me his experience in Singapore. He and his family invited me to their Thanksgiving and treated me like their own. Thank you for being amazing and proving wisdom in my life. Ron, you are the best. With a heavy heart, I send my sincere condolences to you and your family.


Dan and Julie Andrus

August 12, 2023 at 8:18 pm

We worked at Parker with Ron. Always a pleasure to see him at Meijer’s . Sending our condolences and prayers of comfort to his family.


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