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Ronald Allan MorrellOn May 7TH, 2021 Ron left his home here on earth and went "flying high into the sky" only this time without the aid of an Air Force plane. Ron came into this world on August 27th, 1948 the second of four children born to Robert ``Bob" and Anita (Cherven) Morrell. He was happy, and mischievous- you know- a typical little boy. He grew up in Plainwell in a fun loving household, which through the years was a gathering place for his and his families' friends and relatives. After graduating from PHS in 1966 Ron proudly served his country in the U.S. Air Force for eight years. Oh, how he loved flying around in those Air Force planes. When he left the service, he came back home to Plainwell and worked for the city for a number of years. He finished his working years as a mail carrier for the U.S. Postal Service in Kalamazoo. Ron had a terrific sense of humor, inherited from his father and wonderful laugh which served him well as he became Father Christmas during the holidays entertaining little children and adults alike. He delighted in watching their little faces light up when he came into a room. He was also a great fan of NASCAR racing. Ron leaves behind his devoted and loving life partner Jeanette and her son Jesse. His children from a previous marriage Molly (Ryan) Weiber and Larry (Kim) Morrell and their children. His brothers Steve (Shirley) Morrell, Tom (Karen) Morrell and his sister Marcia (David) Dalrymple and special cousin Mickey Abbey along with several nieces and nephews and friends. Ron was preceded in death by his parents. Ron's ashes will be buried at Fort Custer in Battle Creek with military honors and there will be a celebration of life for family and friends at a later date. While visiting Ronald’s webpage at www.mccowensecord.com please sign the guestbook by lighting a candle, and/or sharing a memory with the family.
VFW Post 1527 would like to send our warmest condolences to Ron's family. A very generous donation was made to our post in Ron's name, and we are thankful for that. We will make sure it goes to good use helping veterans and their families. If there is any way we can support any of Ron's family and friends, please don't hesitate to reach out to us. We are thankful for the life of Ron, for his service and his camaraderie. Smooth skies, Ron!
VFW Post 1527 Jul 1 2021 4:01 PM
My sympathies to Ron's family. Herb Ayres
Herbert R Ayres May 21 2021 10:28 AM
Our thoughts, prayers, and sympathy are with Ron's family. He truly was a fun loving guy and we have many fun memories of him.
Jerry and Judy Shumaker and Family May 13 2021 11:30 PM
I am so sorry to hear about Ron's passing. He was such a fun, wonderful co-worker and I know how much he loved his family. My prayers to you all during this difficult time.
Sue Henshaw May 13 2021 3:03 PM
I will always remember Ron from our school days. That wonderful smile, seemed to be always clowning around. Well liked. My heart goes out to the kids. He will always be in your hearts and memories. May you Rest In Peace Ron. Donna Osborn Ingraham
Donna Ingraham May 12 2021 8:32 AM