Ronald Nelson

Ronald Nelson

Ron passed away Tuesday, March 17, 2015 at his home in Otsego.

He was born April 21 1931 in Chicago, IL to Harry and Agnes Nelson. Harry and Agnes raised Ron in South Haven, MI. Ron worked as a stonemason and bricklayer until he moved to the Florida Keys where he spent the rest of his working years as a shrimper and a deep sea diver who loved to treasure hunt. In his spare time he enjoyed playing his guitar, collecting coral and loved taking rides on his Indian motorcycle. Ron was an avid reader and creative writer.

Surviving are his niece, Sherri Brazill of Otsego; his nephews, T.J. (Linda) Day, Chris Lang and Tim Lang, and his brother-in-law, L.W. Thomson and special friend Pattie.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Dorris Thomson and Betty Lang; nephew, Bill Lang, and by his niece Joni Beth Lang.

According to his wishes cremation has taken place.

Contributions in memory of Ron may be made to Wings of Hope Hospice in Allegan or to the Michigan Maritime Museum in South Haven.

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