Ronald E. Petersen, age 76 of Grand Rapids, went to be with his Lord, Tuesday, April 13, 2021. He was preceded in death by his parents, Maurice and Betty Petersen and parents-in-law, William and Helen Jamieson. He is survived by his wife of 31 years, Cindy; children, Amy (Joseph) Coretti, Eric (Kim Hoskins) Petersen, Aaron (Kathy) Petersen, Julie (Steve) Johnson, Heidi Breimayer; grandchildren, Joe, Casey (Chelsea), Jake, Maeve Coretti, Tyler, Morgan, Charlie, Mason Petersen, Maura (Kyle) Velthouse, Martin, Shannon, Aidan, Mary Ellen, Stephen, John, Susan Petersen, Amanda Breimayer, Mariah and Michael Johnson; great-grandchildren, Avery Stearns, Charlotte Coretti and Hudson Velthouse; brothers, Jack Petersen and Mike (Amy) Petersen; sister, Jane (Owen) Moore; many nieces and nephews. Ron was a graduate of Belding High School and Michigan State University. He served in the Navy during the Vietnam War. Ron was plant manager of the Belding Tool and Machine Company. He enjoyed reading, golfing and fishing. The family would like to thank the staff of Butterworth 6th floor station, Dr. Morgan, Dr. Egan and the staff of Lemmen-Holton for their kind and compassionate care of Ron and our family. Visitation will be Sunday, April 18 from 5:00 – 7:00 PM at the O’Brien-Eggebeen-Gerst Funeral Home, 3980 Cascade Rd., SE and Monday, April 19 from 10:00 – 11:00 AM at church. Funeral services will be Monday, April l19 at 11:00 AM at Immanuel Reformed Church, 1300 E. Beltline SE, Grand Rapids, Deacon Aaron Petersen and Senior Pastor Brian Smilde, officiating. The service will be livestreamed at immanuelreformedchurch.org. Masks and social distancing will be required at both places. Interment Rest Haven Memory Gardens, Belding, Michigan. Memorial contributions may be made to Spectrum Health Hospice and Palliative Care, 750 Fuller Ave. NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503, Lemmen-Holton Cancer Pavilion, 145 Michigan St. NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 and Immanuel Reformed Church, 1300 E. Beltline SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506.
Mom, Cindy, Julie and Heidi. I’m so sorry for your loss. Robert’s and my thoughts and prayers are with you. I’m speechless but know that God is with you and will cover you all with his Love!
I’m so sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with all of you.
Sending Love and Comfort to you all.
Very sorry for your loss. Ron was a really great guy and will be missed.
GOD BLESS you my dear cousin. Wish I could have seen you before you passed away, but didn’t know where you lived. My heart is broken for your family and wish them love. May God be with you all at this sad time. We lost a great person. Love you all.
My heart goes out to you all, Cindy, Julie, and Heidi,
I loved Ron very much. I will miss him. I know he will leave a large hole in many people’s lives and hearts.
I’m sure you know I am praying for you. You have always been so very special to me. Three of my favorite people in the world!!!
I love all three of, especially in this grievous time. I am lifting you up in prayer! Heidella, Jules, and Cindy Lou!! I love all three of you with all of my heart. We have seen each other through many times of laughter, and sometimes of hurt. Know that I am with you, and thinking of you at this time. I love you so very much. Randy
I am so sorry for the families loss. I have so many wonderful memories of Ron throughout my whole life. He always knew how to make you feel cared for. I will miss him.