Ronald C. Plotts

Ronald C. Plotts

Ron passed away Tuesday, May 14, 2019 in Kalamazoo.

He was born December 13, 1942 in Grand Rapids, the son of Clinton and Blondine (Marsh) Plotts. Ron was a 1961 graduate of Martin High School. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during Vietnam as an aircraft mechanic and flight operations specialist. Ron had been a meat cutter at Harding’s Market for 13 years and an electrical technician at Motan Inc. for 15 years until his retirement.

In his free time he loved tinkering in his garage, fishing with his fishing partner, Bentley his dog, feeding the birds and squirrels and woodworking. His greatest joy was coaching his son’s little league teams and playing softball on leagues in Otsego.

Surviving are his children, Randy Plotts of Otsego, Connie Shattuck Rose of Otsego and Richard Shattuck of Otsego; 5 grandchildren, Derek (Megan) Curtis, Autumn Rose, Reece and Connor Plotts and Brandon Shattuck; great-grandchildren, Evan, Ava and Caylee Curtis; siblings, Sandy McNees and Terri Plotts; mother of his children and best friend, Kathy Plotts along with several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, LaRae Houser and Barbara Thompson; brother, Richard Plotts; brothers-in-law, Ramon Thompson, Terry McNees; Chuck Houser and Ron McNees.

According to his wishes cremation has taken place.

Burial of ashes with Military Honors by Otsego VFW Post #3030 will take place at 12:00 P.M., Saturday, May 18, 2019 at Mountain Home Cemetery, Otsego.

Friends may visit with Ron’s family starting at 3:00 P.M., Saturday, May 18, 2019 at the Otsego VFW Post #3030.

Contributions in memory of Ron may be made to VFW Post #3030.

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  1. Class of 1980 says:

    Dear Connie,
    The class of 1980 sends their deepest condolences to you and your family.
    Prayers for peace, comfort and healing.

  2. Kay Miller Snyder says:

    Connie, Rick and Randy
    You have my deepest sympathy for your loss. My you find comfort and healing in these hard times.

  3. Angelina Clark says:

    Sending My Deepest Sympathy for the loss of Ron (Dad). He will truly loved his family and be missed by all who knew him.
    Love, Angel (Walker) Clark

  4. Joyce and Bob Bloom says:

    RIP, cousin Ron

  5. Tim Allard says:

    Randy, Connie, and Rick,

    Sending positive thoughts and prayers to each of you during this time of loss. May your father rest in peace and may you have nothing but special memories to cherish.

    Tim Allard

  6. Sandra (Plotts) McNees says:

    The best brother a sister could have. He will be missed everyday and there is a hole in my heart where he should be. Ron, you fought a hard battle and we watched you try so hard everyday to get better. God had different plans for you and needed you in Heaven. Tell everyone up there that we love them and will never forget anyone of them. As a Army Veteran , you fought for your country and I’m so proud of you as every Veteran that fights for our country. There was a brilliant star shining in the sky for you last night and it helped losing you, because we knew you were up there with God and his Angels watching over you now. Love forever & ever. Your proud sister, Sandy. xoxoxxo

  7. Sandra (Plotts) McNees says:

    Ron, you will be missed everyday, my heart is broken and losing you after just losing my Ron and Brother-in -Law Terry McNees is heartbreaking. God must of needed some great guys to help him in Heaven. He picked 3 of the best, you 3 can do anything that needs done. Ehjoy your pain free life now and tell everyone we miss them. Love you Brother. Your Sister (Sandy). xoxoxox

  8. Chet and Shirley Babrick says:

    Enjoyed growing up together and our trips to Rice Lake. You will be greatly missed!! Your cousin Chet and Shirley too!!

  9. Rick and Mary Howrigon says:

    Randy. So very sorry to hear of your Dads passing.

    Rick and Mary Howrigon

  10. Maura Sullivan says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. Certain patients and their families can make an impact on our lives and Ron and your family did that for me. I truly believe this is what he wanted with all that he was facing but that does not necessarily make it easy on those left behind. My thoughts and prayers are with you all, it was an honor being with you during this difficult time.

  11. Deana Hawkins (Watson) says:

    Randy, I am so sorry for the loss of your dad. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

  12. john kehl says:

    I remember when first moving to otsego playing softball with Ron,he made me feel wanted both on and off the field.Thoughts and prayers are with his family. A great man and a good friend

  13. Nancy Belcher says:

    I’m so very sorry for your loss.

  14. Doug & Cindy Wesler says:

    Randy and family – We are so very sorry to hear of your fathers passing. Thoughts and prayers for you and your family and may God help carry you & your family thru this tough time.

    Doug and Cindy Wesler

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