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Age 85, of Sterling Heights, Michigan, passed away on October 8, 2018. Loving husband of Edna for over 61 years. Dearest Father of Jean Defauw, Carol VonKampen, Brian Defauw, Linda Foran, and Susan (Brian) Gregg. Grandfather of Kyle VonKampen, Robin and Andrew Defauw; Ashley and Erika Foran; and Sara Gregg. Great Grandfather of Jasper. Survived by in-laws Jane Murray and David Goemaere. Also survived by many other loving nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends. Ron worked in the Fisher Body division for most of his 35-year career at General Motors. As an active member of the Fisher Body retirement club he especially enjoyed chairing the annual Christmas party which collected gifts for children for distribution by the Salvation Army. He was also an active member of St. Rene for a long time organizing annual Red Cross Blood Drives and contributing to the care of the landscape flowers. Ron enjoyed talking with the recipients of the Meals on Wheels meals which he delivered for several years. He loved gardening and playing softball, tennis, golf, and recently pickleball. During his retirement he and his wife enjoyed winters in St. Augustine, Florida. They always returned to Michigan just in time for Ron to play on the Michigan Senior Softball League. Visitation Friday, October 12th, from 2 to 8 PM with a Parish Rosary recital at 7 PM at the the Adragna Obarzanek Funeral Home, 33250 Ryan Road (Just North of 14 Mile). Funeral Saturday, October 13th, instate at 9:00 AM until the time of the Funeral Mass at 9:30 AM at St. Rene Goupil Catholic Church, 35955 Ryan Road. Procession to interment at Resurrection Cemetery following Mass. aofuneralhome.com

October 11, 2018
Our deepest condolences to the entire family . Ron was remembered on our annual trips to Mackinac Island with his lovely wife Edna . We prayed for you this year and know that God has wrapped His loving arms around you and welcomed you into Heaven . Forever will be missed by your many friends and family .
~ Big Daddy Tours , Washington Mi, Michigan
October 11, 2018
Dear Defauw family and loved ones, I am so sorry for your great loss. When I have gone through times of grief, this promise from our Creator has brought me comfort. He promises us a time in the near future when mourning, outcry, pain, and even death itself will be no more. Rev. 21:4. I hope this thought will bring you some solace as you grieve. My deepest condolences.
~ Jessica Battaglia, Macomb, Michigan
October 12, 2018
To the Defauw family, we are so sorry for your loss. We appreciated all the hard and tireless work that Ron (and Edna) did for the Fisher Body retirees club, especially the Christmas Dinner. We will keep Ron and the family in our prayers. Our deepest condolences.
~ Ben and Kathie Chavez, Oceanside, California
October 10, 2018
I am sure there is no black spot in heaven. Uncle Ron, my God Father, was a good, honorable man and a great role model for all of us.
~ Russell Goemaere, LaPlata, Maryland
October 12, 2018
A very sad time for me personally and for our neighborhood. Ron was a good friend and a good neighbor and we will all miss him tremendously. Ron was one of a kind and a model of a good family man and a good neighbor. His was truly a life well lived. The Hoppe Family
~ Jim Hoppe
October 12, 2018
My deepest sympathy to the family. Memories of Ron include cleaning up Barcroft Way and coming across the street to catch up when visiting my parents. Ron will truly be missed.
~ David Hoppe, Sterling Heights, Michigan
October 11, 2018
Our sincere condolences to Ron Defauw family, he will be missed especially remembering him at the Fisher parties , May God rest and keep him .
~ Donald & Joyce Nowosiadly, Oakland , Michigan
October 09, 2018
Dear Edna and family - we're so very sorry. Please accept our sincere condolences.
~ Karen & Herb Schroeder, Washington, Michigan
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