Life Story / Obituary
Ronald (Ron) Van Wieren passed away December 24, 2016 after a brave battle with cancer. Ron was born to Fred and Agnes Van Wieren on November 10, 1937 and grew up in several small communities around the country.
Ron married Betty (Butler) Van Wieren on June 10, 1967 and was the father of twins born in 1972. Ron and Betty enjoyed a long and happy marriage surrounded by family and friends. Ron loved the Upper Peninsula and after Ron retired from Haworth, the couple traveled there often to enjoy the peace and beauty of Upper Michigan. Ron found joy in the crossing of the Mackinac Bridge, and mentioned the fresh air in every crossing.
Ron is survived by his loving wife of 49 years, Betty Van Wieren, daughter Lorene (Erik) Van Wieren of Manton, MI., son Ronald Van Wieren JR. of McKinney, TX., and grandchildren Ingrid, Sigrid and Agnes Johnson of Manton, Branden Van Wieren of McKinney, TX., brothers Fritz (Carolyn) Van Wieren of Oklahoma and Vance (April) Van Wieren of Fennville, MI., mother in law, Phyllis Rastall of Saugatuck, sisters in law, Beverly (Roger) Stedman of Howard City, Rita Rastall of Douglas and Renie (Richard) Lechler of Fennville.
Many surviving nieces, nephews and cousins will remember Ron as a loving, caring man who had a wonderful sense of humor. He will be missed.
Donations may be made to wings of Hope Hospice, who made the last days comfortable and calm for the Van Wieren family.
A celebration of Ron’s Life will be announced at a later date.