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Ron Merrifield
Williamston, Michigan

Ronald Merrifield was born December 14, 1935 in Williamston, MI and passed away May 16, 2017 in Lansing, MI at age 81. Ron is preceded in death by his high school sweetheart and wife of 55 years, Mary "Susan" (Stephens) Merrifield (2011); infant son, Stephen; and brother Robert.
Most of his life was spent in the construction trades as a glazier working throughout Michigan. Ron enjoyed golf year round with family and friends, and he was a loyal Spartan fan. There was not one sporting event that he missed that involved his kids.
Prior to Susan's passing, Ron and Susan spent the last 15 years they had together wintering in the Auburndale, FL area enjoying their friends and the warmth of the southern sun. They also enjoyed spending time with the family at the summer lake cottage near Stanton, Michigan.

Ron is survived by children, Pamela (Mark) Bartig, Linda (Carl) Phillips, Christopher (Elyse) Merrifield; grandchildren, Stephen (Robyn) Bartig, Sarah (Andrew) Belanger, Stacy (Brandon Lamb) Green, Monica Green, Cody Phillips; and great-grandchildren, Noah Bartig, Parker Bartig, Kathryn Bartig, Carter, Dylan and Harper Belanger, Ethan Lamb and William Lamb; sister, Kay DuBois; and significant other, Barbara Henderson.

Visitation will be held at Gorsline Runciman Williamston Chapel, 205 E. Middle Street on Friday May 19th from 2-4pm and 6-8pm. The funeral will be held at the funeral home on Saturday at 11am, with one hour prior visitation.
In lieu of flowers, the family asked that donations be made to the Williamston Track Improvement Committee, Attn: Mitch Lutzke, 3939 Vanneter Rd, Williamston, MI 48895, or Mary Free Bed Rehab Sparrow Foundation, 1322 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing, MI 48912.

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