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Rowland “Ron” Ream

Mr. Rowland “Ron” D. Ream, age 92, of Cedar Springs, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Thursday, January 21, 2010. Ron accepted Christ in the early ‘40’s and was led to the Lord by Pastor Doug and Doris Beach. On a nice warm summer day he was baptized at Baptist Lake.  Since 1947 he had been a member of Huggard Bible Church (formerly Huggard Gospel Center) where he taught Sunday school, drove the bus for the bus ministry, served many terms on the church board, and was involved with the softball team. Ron studied and cherished the whole Bible. He worked as a mechanic for John Deere’s tractors at Denton’s in Cedar Springs and later for Morrisey’s. Ron was a godly husband, father, and a gentleman. He farmed and spent many hours in the outdoors enjoying God’s creation. Ron raised harness horses and loved to fish. When he was a “tadpole”, his nickname was “Mike.” His children remember the special times that the family would travel to Round Lake where dad would fish, and later to Rice Lake in Canada where dad would fish. He use to play the fiddle with Bruce Armstrong and Clarence Weeks and also played the harmonica and saw, all by ear. Ron is survived by his loving children, Mrs. Janeice Wellman, Keith and Barbara Ream, all of Sand Lake, Duane and Ellen Ream of Newaygo, Connie and Ron Bennett of Cedar Springs, Ron and Linda Ream of Pierson; 20 grandchildren; 38 great grandchildren plus the anticipated arrival of another; 1 great great grandchild with the anticipated arrival of one more; nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Orpha Fern Ream on March 4, 2001, his brother, Jess Ream, his sister, Gladys Price, his son-in-law, Virgil Wellman on December 23, 1996, and his grandson, Ronald Ream, Jr. on October 31, 2000. The Service of Praise and Thanksgiving to God for the gift of eternal life through Jesus Christ for Mr. Ream was Monday at 1:00 p.m. at Huggard Bible Church with Pastor Jonathan Williams and Pastor Dan Nave officiated. Interment in East Nelson Cemetery. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider Huggard Bible Church Memorial Fund, 8860 21 Mile Road, NE, Sand Lake, MI 49343. Friends celebrated Mr. Ream’s life with his family at the Pederson Funeral Home from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. on Sunday.

Arrangements by The Pederson Funeral Home, Rockford www.pedersonfuneralhome.com

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