Ronald H. Wilson, age 86, of 8934 Stagecoach Q.5 Road in Gladstone passed away Wednesday morning, October 5, 2011, at his home.
Ronald was born January 5, 1925 in Glen Flora, Wisconsin, the son of Howard and Alva (Carlson) Wilson. He was united in marriage to Shirley Howard on July 13, 1946 on the family farm in Glen Flora, Wisconsin. Ronald worked as a special agent and insurance representative for Auto Owners Insurance Company for over 26 years. He was a member of the Memorial United Methodist Church in Gladstone and he enjoyed being outdoors, hunting, camping, working in the yard and spending time at camp. He most enjoyed spending time with his family, especially the grandchildren and great grandchildren. He was a great man, husband, father, grandfather and friend.
Ronald is survived by his wife, Shirley of Gladstone; three sons, Jeff (Barb) Wilson of Jerome, MI, Les (Denise) Wilson of Gladstone and Rick (Chris) Wilson of Quinnesec, MI; daughter-in-law, Sandy Wilson of Holt, MI; 8 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a son, Greg Wilson, granddaughter, Kelly Wilson and his parents.
Visitation will be from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM on Saturday, October 8 at the Memorial United Methodist Church in Gladstone. Memorial services will follow at 12:00 PM at the church with Rev. Elizabeth Hill officiating. A luncheon will be served immediately following services in the fellowship hall. Memorial contributions in Ronald’s name may be directed to the Memorial United Methodist Church or to Marquette General Home Health and Hospice.
Shirley, was so sorry to hear of Ron’s death. Also didn’t know about Greg.
Dear Shirley and family
What a man! Each Sunday as I turned to go out of church Ron would be in the back pew with that kind smile! He also took the time to listen and talk to the people around him. He had so much to share. Always a positive attitude! Had a lot of laughs at McDonald’s after church–we solved a lot of problems and shared a lot of laughter. Keep the memories close to your hearts and know that God has Ron in his loving hand. Surround yourselves with the love of family and friends. My sympathies to all. Tears will dry, smiles fade, but memories last forever. God Bless.
I will always remember Ron’s smile and firm handshake every time I met him. He was a wonderful man, and will be missed by all.
Dear Shirley, I am so sorry to hear about Ron. I always enjoyed seeing him at the office or talking to him at the Post Office. He was a good man. You and your family are in my prayers.
I am so sorry to hear of Ron’s passing. i worked with Ron for many years and have a great deal of respect for him. My thoughts and prayers are with his family.