Ronald F. Jager

Ronald F. Jager

Ron passed away Friday, March 24, 2017 at Kairos Dwelling in Kalamazoo.

He was born July 17, 1924 in Plainwell the son of Fritz and Lillian (Wigginton) Jager. He served his country proudly in the US Army during WWII. For many years Ron owned and operated a dairy farm. He was an avid horse lover and enjoyed pulling with his horses and showing them at the area fairs.

Surviving are his companion, Jolene English; children, David (Nancy Jenney) Jager of Shelbyville, Dale (Vicki) Jager of Kalamazoo and Nancy (Michael Simon) Jager of Plainwell; 6 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild and siblings, Kenneth, Joyce and Stanley.

He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Margaret.

Friends may visit with Ron’s family from 5-7 P.M., Monday, March 27, 2017 at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego.

A graveside service will be held at 11:00 A.M., Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at Hillside Cemetery, Plainwell.

Military Honors by Otsego VFW Post #3030.

Contributions in memory of Ron may be made to Wings of Hope Hospice or Kairos Dwelling.

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  1. Dallas and Judy Fawcett says:

    So sorry to hear about your Dad. I remember him at the farm. I’ll never forget watching him have his ponies roll up the hill. He was a very nice man.

  2. Becky Shehorn says:

    Thinking of your family at this difficult time. May God shower you with comfort and peace.

  3. Tim & Judy Gates Hayes says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

  4. Linda Kusnier says:


    I’m so sorry to hear of Ron’s passing. My sympathies to you and the family as grieve.

  5. Ursula says:

    Please accept my sincere condolences for the loss of your father and companion. May you be comforted by your memories of him. May you find comfort from God’s promises to remove sickness and death from the earth forever and to wipe the tears from all faces. Isaiah 33:24 and Isaiah 25:8 May your hearts find peace and comfort at this difficult time.

  6. Mary Crum says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Norm and I had lots of good times with him and all his family! He was a good person.

  7. Doug and Judy Scheppelman says:

    Dave, We’re so sorry to hear about your dad passing, our thoughts and prayers for you and your family.

  8. Robert and Linda Warner says:

    David, Dale and Nancy and families

    We are so sorry to hear about the passing of your dad.

    Uncle Bob and Aunt Linda
    And Family

  9. Shirley Foster says:

    My condolences to Dave♥, Nancy, Dale & all the family. I have a lot of good memories of the Jager Farm when I was a teenager. The only name I ever called him was Farmer & he must’ve liked it because he always had a big smile for me. Blessings to Farmer on his new journey ♥

  10. Jerry and Marilyn Fenner says:

    Condolences to your family and Aunt and Uncles.

  11. Dave & Jamie Brock says:

    Dave & Family – We are very sorry for your loss.

  12. Sheryl Foster-Todd says:

    Dave, Dale and Nancy,

    There are no words to describe how sorry I am for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

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