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Ronald L. Stamm

Ron passed away Thursday, November 14, 2019 at Borgess Medical Center in Kalamazoo.

He was born June 16, 1939 in Kalamazoo the son of Isaac and Beatrice (Brenner) Stamm. Ron graduated from Flint Institute of Barbering. He had worked as a reserve police officer for Plainwell and Kalamazoo Counties, had been a millwright for Upjohn/Pharmacia for 20 years and spent most of his adult life working as a barber, most recently at Carl’s in Parchment.

In his free time Ron enjoyed collecting sporting memorabilia, bass fishing, antiquing and going out for breakfast. Those that knew Ron know he had an incredible love for his dogs. On September 17, 1960 at the First Presbyterian Church in Kalamazoo he married Sandra Sibbersen who survives.

Also surviving are his children, Beth (Don) Bricker of Plainwell and Mark Stamm also of Plainwell; 3 grandchildren, Tommy (Sarah) Bricker , David Stamm, Daniel (Fiancé, Kaitlin Stults) Stamm along with several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brother Bob.

Friends may visit with Ron’s family at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego, Sunday, November 17, 2019 from 4:00 P.M. until 6:00 P.M. A funeral service will be held Monday, November 18, 2019 at 11:00 A.M. at Doster Church with Pastor Rick Christy officiating.

Burial will follow at Ives Cemetery on 8


St. in Plainwell.

Those desiring may make memorial contributions in Ron’s name to

America’s Vet Dogs

or to the

Gary Sinise Foundation.

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Karen Reichart

November 14, 2019 at 12:59 pm

Thoughts and prayers to you Beth and your entire family during this sad time. Please let me know if I can do anything

Karen and Rich Reichart


Mary Anderson

November 14, 2019 at 1:21 pm

Uncle Ron, the joy you bring to our family is going to be missed dearly. Your love of life was contagious. ❤️ Mary


Pat and Jim

November 14, 2019 at 1:54 pm

So sorry for all of your loss. Sincere condolences. Prayers…


Tom Klein

November 14, 2019 at 2:18 pm

Sandy & Family,

My sincere condolences to you on Ron’s heading home to his Lord and Savior. I’ve known Ron for 55 years or so and considered him a friend, for sure since we were tonsillectomy room mates at Borgess so many years ago. I’m sad to see him go and pray for your faith and strength to take you through this trying time. I’m sorry that I’m out of town and won’t be able to attend the visitation or the funeral service.

God Bless and keep you today and always,



Greg bosma

November 14, 2019 at 3:42 pm

I will so miss our Wednesday breakfasts, Ron’s wit, humor, his good natured social

misbehaviour and memories of our childhood. Ron was very special. He was always in a good mood and outgoing. I know his family will miss him greatly, as will I. Such a loss.


Lillian Sibbersen

November 14, 2019 at 4:06 pm

Thinking of you and your family, Sandy. Prayers!


John Hoving

November 14, 2019 at 4:09 pm

Mark, I’m very sorry to hear of your loss, my condolences to you and your family, at this difficult time. My thoughts and prayers will be with you. Sincerely, John H.


Gary and Joan Townsend

November 14, 2019 at 4:36 pm


So sorry for your loss!


Lynn Wichman

November 14, 2019 at 6:38 pm

There is a huge Uncle Ron sized whole in our lives. We will hold dear so many wonderful memories. No more extra servings of food will be put in our plates during family meals now! Thank you for teaching us to enjoy life to the fullest.


Lori and Terry Steele

November 14, 2019 at 7:08 pm

Sandy and Family so sorry for your loss. Keeping all of you in our prays.


Tim Stamm

November 14, 2019 at 8:09 pm

Sandy, Beth and Mark, my condolences to you. Ron will be missed.


Teri Tripp

November 14, 2019 at 10:50 pm

Beth, I am so sorry to hear this. My heart goes out to you and your family.


Steve & June Anson

November 14, 2019 at 11:04 pm

Sandy, Beth & Mark, we are so sorry to hear Ron passed away. We have many great memories of all the times our families have spent together. We are out of town and will be unable to attend the funeral. Our thoughts are with you.


Greg Camp

November 15, 2019 at 2:40 am

Mark I am truly sorry to hear of the loss of your father, You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.


Barb Bechtel

November 15, 2019 at 3:15 am

Breakfast and Burley won’t be the same.

Haggling over a rifle or ribbing a waitress, always a glint in his eye


Konney Blink

November 15, 2019 at 5:49 am

I will miss Ron so much, he always made me laugh out loud! My condolences go to Sandy and family..


Sandie Estep

November 15, 2019 at 10:28 am

We are so incredibly sorry to hear about Ron’s passing. He was so much fun and an absolute joy every time we saw him. Please know that we are thinking about you guys. He will be deeply missed!

-Dee-tails Family


Phil and Susan Bosma

November 15, 2019 at 3:07 pm

Sandy, Beth, Mark, and family, please accept our sincere condolences on your great loss. Ron’s departure leaves a huge void for everyone. He was a very dynamic man, and will definitely be missed by many. He will continue to live in your family memories. I feel privileged to have been his friend for over 70 years, as we journeyed through life. May God comfort all of you, and give you peace.


Bob and Jo Chamberlin

November 15, 2019 at 6:01 pm

Bob and I will miss Ron tremendously. We will miss our breakfasts together and Ron’s terrific knowledge of the guns . Sandy and family, please accept our sincere sympathy for this great loss. We are sad that we will not be there for the service. See you all soon.


Tim Wallace

November 15, 2019 at 6:50 pm

I was born right across the street from Ron and Sandy and will always remember going to there house for candy just about everyday. Now I will miss Ron coming to the lake in the summer to see me. So sorry Sandy, Mark and family will see you soon.


Bill and Karen Bomar

November 15, 2019 at 7:28 pm

Dear Sandy and family, we are so very sorry to hear of Ron’s passing. He was a really great guy and will be missed by many. I feel so lucky that I got to spend the past few weeks catching up with him (during our rehab at Pipp). He was always cheerful and friendly to everyone there (a lot of joking and teasing went on as well) and he was especially proud when talking about his family and his dog. We are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.


Rhoda Weaver Watson

November 15, 2019 at 10:46 pm

My heart breaks for you and your family. You Beth are the greatest compliment to great parenting. He raised a gracious, kind daughter.

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.


Mike and Diane (Anson) Phelps

November 15, 2019 at 11:13 pm

Sandy and Family,

I’m so sorry to hear of Ron’s passing. When I think of your family, our annual Forth of July picnics comes to mind. Such fun times swimming, boating, the great food and fantastic fireworks.

My husband and I offer our deepest condolences.


Marie Warner

November 16, 2019 at 1:33 am

My condolences to Ron’s family and friends.


Herb Orth

November 16, 2019 at 8:10 am

Ron was treasure trove of memorabilia, and his wit was outstanding. I always eagerly looked forward to our Wednesday morning breakfasts at Pine Lake Diner. We shared so many common threads, from law enforcement to firearms. My life will also be changed because of his loss, God will surely welcome him with open arms and share many laughs with Ron. God Bless and RIP.


Dennis and Jennifer James

November 16, 2019 at 9:46 am

Ron was an amazing man. I truly enjoyed working with him as a reserve officer in Plainwell. I will always remember him as a no-nonsense kind of guy, until the job was done, then his sense of humor shined through.

All who have known Ron are lucky to have been part of his life.


VanDenBerg Family

November 16, 2019 at 10:54 am

Sandy and family so sorry to hear of Ron’s passing. sending prayers to you and your family


Ray Fuller

November 16, 2019 at 11:09 am

Our deepest condolences to Sandy and family on the loss of Ron. We got to know Ron from church when we lived in Plainwell, and also when I worked at Plainwell PD after I retired from KDPS. The big thing I remember is that he always had a smile and good things to say about anybody. Ron was always a very pleasant guy to be around, and Judy and I liked talking to him always when we were by him.

Rest in peace Ron, we will see you again.

Ray & Judy Fuller


Bill and Karen Spychalski

November 16, 2019 at 3:58 pm

So sorry to hear of your loss Mark, our prayers go out to you and your family.


Bill Duimstra

November 16, 2019 at 8:11 pm

Dear Sandy and family Sheri and I want to offer our condolences to you and your family. Some of the most fun times of my life were spent with you and Ron at the Allegan Antique Market. He was a great friend and will be missed. Our prayers will be for you and your family. We will contact you when we get home from Fl.

Bill And Shari Duimstra


Rhoda Weaver Watson

November 16, 2019 at 11:33 pm

Please accept my sincere condolences. What a wonderful father he was. His legacy is you Beth,you are a caring , generous, wonderful woman loved by so many of us. My prayers are with you my friend.




November 17, 2019 at 12:26 pm

Dear Cousin Sandy,

We were saddened to find that Ron had passed. I was also saddened to hear that you lost your sister. We send our sincere condolences along with big hugs to you and your family. Could you give a hug to your brother-in-law if you see him.


Karen (Lyons) Baker and Pete


Art & Jane Markle

November 17, 2019 at 2:21 pm

Our thoughts and prayers to you Beth and your entire family during this difficult time.


Karen Koehn

November 17, 2019 at 5:26 pm

Sandy, please accept my condolences to you and your family. Prayers and peace.


Carol Tolis-Bucklin

November 18, 2019 at 11:16 am

Sandy, So sorry to hear of your loss, my prayers are with you and your family. I have fond memories of when David and I would come to the Antique Market and the two of them would compare stories! May your good memories bring you comfort. Carol Tolis-Bucklin


Sam hilderbrand

November 18, 2019 at 6:52 pm

For Many yrs u were my barber n friend sorry for ur family’s loss .


Jenni Stearns Novotny

November 18, 2019 at 7:08 pm

Mark, David and Daniel,

I am so very sorry for the loss of your dad /grandpa. Keep the memories alive. Love you all.



Jim Sutton

November 19, 2019 at 5:32 pm

You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.


Then and Now Historical Library

November 20, 2019 at 12:31 pm

So sorry, Sandy, of hearing of your husband’s death. Our group is sending our heartfelt condolences to you and your family during this difficult time.


Ruth King

November 22, 2019 at 12:46 pm

Miss you buddy. Good luck upstairs with the good guys. Thank you for being my friend. Sandy love to you and your family.

Ruth King


Bill & Pat Robinson

January 15, 2020 at 2:13 pm

Ron was one of a kind always fun to be around, what a sense of humor. We will miss him at breakfast. Sandy we will see you in the spring keep your chin up, we know this has to be very tough.


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