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Ronald N. Mcfanin Jr.

Ronald passed away Tuesday, November 27, 2018 at his home in Otsego.

He was born in Plainwell on February 29, 1936 the son of Ronald and Maxine (Sheldon) McFanin. Ron proudly served his country in the U.S Marines. He had owned and operated McFanin Construction for many years until his retirement. In his spare time Ron enjoyed woodworking. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Otsego.

On February 22, 1959 in Lafayette, Georgia he married Kay Kissinger who survives.

Also surviving are his children, Brad (Kimm Ray) McFanin, Ronda Penny, Kim Gillies, Ron (Mary) McFanin, Brian (Kelly) McFanin, Colleen (Ward) Litchfield, Christina (Todd) Back and Amanda Arthur; daughter-in-law, Gail McFanin; 26 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren and his sister, Marva Curry.

He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Michael McFanin; sons-in-law, Don Penny and Ryan Arthur and his brother, Roger McFanin.

According to his wishes cremation has taken place.

Friends may visit with Ron’s family from 6-8 P.M., Thursday, November 29, 2018 at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego and from 10:00 A.M. until the time of the memorial service at 11:00 A.M., Friday November 30, 2018 at the First Baptist Church of Otsego with Pastor Paul Laborde officiating.

Burial of ashes will take place at 2:00 P.M. at Hillside Cemetery in Plainwell.

Contributions in memory of Ron may be made to the First Baptist Church of Otsego or to Christian Neighbors.

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Laurie and Tim Andrus

November 27, 2018 at 9:05 pm

I grew up with Ron working on some construction project or another for my parents. He and his crew installed our pool and also the pool where I raised my family. His fingerprints are all over our community and we are better because of it.

Our hearts are heavy tonight and we are praying for peace for your family.

Laurie & Tim


Darcia Prine

November 27, 2018 at 9:42 pm

I have many fond memories of Ron growing up. My family lived across the street from the McFanin’s and I always was treated as part of the family. My heart goes out to Kay and all the family.


Bob Miles

November 27, 2018 at 10:46 pm

McFanin family sorry to hear of your loss-my thoughts are with you


Ken Coburn

November 28, 2018 at 4:16 am

I’m so sorry for the loss of your husband,father,grandfather and great grandfather. My dad expressed his and my thoughts of the loss of a good neighbor and most of all____a friend.

We will miss him and our talks. I know God is with you all.


Gary Rhoades

November 28, 2018 at 7:44 am

So sorry to hear of Ron’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.


Joyce Sheldon

November 29, 2018 at 11:51 pm

Kay and family, so sorry to hear of Rons passing. Dean thought so much of Ron and always enjoyed their political conversations. May remembering the good times lessen the burden of your grief. Your in my thoughts and in my prayers.


Robin (Venen) Boeling

November 30, 2018 at 9:17 am

So sorry to hear that Ron passed away. He took care of (and put in) the pool at Dad’s and was a good friend of the family. Ron was always willing to help out and he will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.


Bob Mason

December 1, 2018 at 12:22 pm

I’m so sorry to hear of Ron’s passing. I’m so glad he got a hold of me this summer to help him with his lawn tractor, then the brakes on the car, and fixing the pressure washer, after not connecting for over 10 years. He was a great person and will be missed greatly. My thoughts and condolences go out to the whole family.


Sherry & Bill Harrison

December 2, 2018 at 2:03 pm

So sorry to hear of Ron’s passing . He had a heart of gold . He done a addition on our home along with his sons and done a great job & very nice working with him through the job he done


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