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Ronald Lee Carney




Saturday, March 23 from 3–5 PM

Funeral Service

Saturday, March 23 at 5 PM

Memorial Contributions

Degage Ministries

144 S. Division Ave.

Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Ronald Lee Carney, age 72 of Lowell, died Thursday, March 14, 2019. He was preceded in death by his parents, James Carney and Iva Grace (Norm) Webster; son, Scott Carney; brothers, Rick Carney and Larry Carney and step-sister, Pat Talsma. He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Janys Aileen Carney; children, Kim (Mark) Silvis, Shawn Carney, David Thompson, Robyn Benjamin and Kelli (Matt) Mayer; 10 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. He is also survived by his sister, Karen (John) Geisland; brother, Jim (Linda) Carney; and step-sister, Dee Webster; many nieces and nephews and more cousins than we can count. Ron loved bowling, golfing, hunting and above all, his friends and family. He built “Butterscotch Castle”, a log home in Lowell, MI, for his wife and 6 children in 1985. After 30 years of dedication, he retired from General Motors. Visitation will be Saturday, March 23 from 3:00 – 5:00 PM with a service following at 5:00 PM, Jay DePoy, officiating at the Roth-Gerst Funeral Home, 305 N. Hudson, Lowell. Flowers can be sent to Roth-Gerst Funeral Home and memorial contributions may be made to The Awakening Church, 144 S. Division Ave., Grand Rapids, MI 49503.

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8 Responses

  1. Dear Jan and family,

    We are so sorry for your loss, and that we didn’t know Ron longer. We felt an instant love for Ron and you, Jan, when we began worshipping together on Tuesday nights at Degage. We have been praying for all.

  2. Sending our thoughts and prayers to your family during this difficult time !

  3. Ron, You Will Be Missed So Very Much… You Were My Oldest Brother Ron’s Best Friend Through Countless Years And You Were Also A Friend Too Me…Rest In Peace My Friend, In Loving Memory!!! Vicki Harder Kik ❤

  4. Kim, Mark, Toby, and Eli,

    Our deepest sympathy for your great loss. Our hearts grieve with you. Losing a parent is devastating.

    Please know that we are praying for you, that the Lord will sustain you with His peace right now and in the years to come.

    We love you all so much,

    Jen, Rick and Keegan

  5. I cannot fully put into words my feelings at the passing away of Ron. For 61 years we were like brothers and the precious memories I have of us are priceless.
    My heart goes out to the family at his loss…….

  6. I am so sorry for your loss Ron will be greatly missed what a guy I have a lot of memories of Ron and Paul working on that beautiful log home and the great times we had visiting will forever be remembered.

  7. My dear sweet Uncle Ron,
    You were always a shining light in our family. You walked into a room, and your encouraging and positive attitude made every day brighter. My mom (Karen) had me on your birthday, so you would always tell me “I was your Birthday present”. I love that we share the same birthday.
    Love and prayers to the entire family during this time. Love you all, Susi

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