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Ronald "Ron" May

September 22, 1942 — November 7, 2022


Ronald May, 80, of Marshall, passed away on November 7, 2022, at his house, in Marshall, MI.

He was born on September 22, 1942, to Dennis and Gertrude (Greaves) May in Clinton, Iowa. Ron worked as a Truck Driver for many years. Ron and Joanne have lived in Marshall since 2008, when they were married.

He was a member of Marshall Moose Lodge, American Legion post 79, Michigan DAV.

Ron and Joanne loved to sing Karaoke together for many years. He loved to sing and dance. Ron was a big hunter. He went on many adventures with family and friends. Ron was enlisted in the Army, in October, of 1969. He proudly served his country, doing two tours in Vietnam. He was stationed in Germany before being shipped out to Vietnam. He retired from Marshall Brass, in 2006 after many years. He had many stories to tell about driving his truck and the things that would happen on the road.

He loved the Lions and watching sports in general. He was a softball pitcher for many years. He loved his grandchildren and spending time with them. He had a special connection with his grandchildren. He could make friends anywhere he went. Ron loved to read the paper; He would read the entire paper religiously.

Ron is survived by his loving spouse Joanne, Two Sons, Kevin May, Dale (Chrissy) May; Two Stepdaughters, Mary (Alan) Rugg, Ginger (Terry) Berkimer; Stepsons, Russ (Tonya) Rugg, Don Paul (Kelly) Scheidel; Numerous grand and great-grandchildren, brothers Dennis (Linda) May, David (Shelba) VanHorn, Sisters, Myrna (Ned) Stoltenburg, Kathy (John) Kustes, and Brenda (Cy) Andresen. Ron will be missed and loved by many people.

He was preceded in death by many loved ones.

Visitation will be held Monday, November 14, 2022, 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm at Kempf Family Funeral & Cremation Services, Marshall, Michigan.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, November 15, 2022, 11:30 am at the Kempf Family Funeral and Cremation Services, Marshall, Michigan, with Pastor Steven Amaro, officiating.

Burial will take place immediately after the service, in the Fort Custer National Cemetery.

Memorials are suggested to the Wounded Warriors.

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