Ronald VanWormer

Obituary of Ronald Joseph VanWormer

Ronald Joseph VanWormer, age 79, of Essexville, MI, left us and went on to Heaven on January 5, 2021, after a valiant fight of a recent illness. He was born on December 3, 1941, to the late Percy and Dorothy (Neering) VanWormer, in Bay City, MI. Ronald loved his family dearly, was very loyal and generous to his family and long list of friends. He enjoyed organizing get togethers, playing cards, watching sporting events, or to throwing a party for just about any occasion. Ronald believed the more people in his home, laughing and having fun, the better. He was quite the storyteller and was known for his quick witted “one liners”. He was always up for placing a bet and gambling on literally anything and everything. Ronald was an avid sports fan and was a DIE-HARD Detroit Lions fan. He loved loved loved and was so proud of his home, in the 'Ville, especially his serene backyard. He was also boastful of his homemade chili and condiments and his homemade spaghetti sauce. Ronald is survived by his son, Sean (Vanessa Banaszak) VanWormer, his daughter, Sara (Belle) (Victor Velazquez) VanWormer. his sister, Ginger (Lewie) Kraych, and sister-in-law, Pat VanWormer; grandchildren, Nolan (Chelsey Eatmon) VanWormer, Hannah (Ryder) Miller, Parker VanWormer, and Kennedy VanWormer; and 2 great-grandchildren, Marshal and Braylon Miller. He also leaves behind a VERY SPECIAL, LIFELONG friend, Mary (Dee Dee) Pacholka. Ronald was predeceased by his siblings, Jack VanWormer, Alma Junk, James VanWormer, and close friend, William Pacholka. No services are planned at this time, however, the family invites you to leave condolence messages for them on the online guestbook at
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