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Ronald Kappen

Ronald Lee Kappen

Saturday, May 13th, 1950 - Wednesday, July 22nd, 2020
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RONALD LEE KAPPEN,
70, of Cass City died unexpectedly Wednesday, July 22, 2020 in Covenant Medical Center, Saginaw. He was born May 13, 1950 in Cass City to Wallace and Shirley (Koehler) Kappen. He married Sue Edna Smith February 14, 1993 in Novesta Church of Christ, Cass City.

Ron attended Cass City High School and worked for his father in his younger years. Later, he worked for Ajax Paving in Troy as a cement mixer truck driver for forty years. Ron raised chickens and cows and always had fresh eggs on hand. He watched old cowboy shows on television, Lone Ranger episodes were his favorite. Together with Sue, they enjoyed driving the motorhome and camping in state parks. Ron had a talent for using humorous clichés while speaking and using them in his own backwards way to fit any situation. His greatest hobby was collecting John Deere tractors, particularly Models A and B.

Ron is survived by his wife, Sue; her children: Tammy Rae (Jamie) Lemanksi of Mt. Washington, KY; Larry Richard McNeil of Orlando, FL; five grandchildren: Taylor (Marcus) Brown, Carter Lemanski, Brittany (Jake) Merchant, Lindsey McNeil, Chelsea Wilson; five great grandchildren; his mother, Shirley Kappen of Cass City; brother; Robert (Crystal) Kappen of Cass City; sister, Victoria (Ken) Proctor of Akron; sister-in-law, Susan Kappen; many nieces and nephews. Ron is preceded in death by his father, Wallace Kappen; brothers: Charles Kappen, John “Jack” Kappen; sister, Bonnie Kappen; niece, Aleigh Kappen.

Private family service held in Kranz Funeral Home with Brad Speirs of Novesta Church of Christ, Cass City officiating. Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association. Family and friends may share memories, prayers and photos with the family at www.kranzfuneralhome.com.
Arrangements by
Kranz Funeral Home, Cass City, Michigan
989-872-2195
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  • Service

    Thursday, July 30th, 2020 |
    When
    Thursday, July 30th, 2020
    Location
    Kranz Funeral Home Cass City
    Address
    6850 Main St.
    CASS CITY, MI 48726
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    Notes
    This is a private family service.
    Officiant
    Brad Speirs

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Deena

Posted at 10:23am
P.S. When the Pastor said Ron lived as a simple man, I thought of Lynrd Skynrd's song "Simple Man." I love it so much I used to sing it to my son (mostly in my head : ) hoping he would grow up to be that kind of man. I think the lyrics describe very well the type of man Ron was, here they are:

Mama told me when I was young
"Come sit beside me, my only son
And listen closely to what I say
And if you do this it'll help you some sunny day"

"Oh, take your time, don't live too fast
Troubles will come and they will pass
You'll find a woman and you'll find love
And don't forget, son, there is someone up above"

"And be a simple kind of man
Be something you love and understand
Baby, be a simple kind of man
Oh, won't you do this for me, son, if you can"

"Forget your lust for the rich man's gold
All that you need is in your soul
And you can do this, oh baby, if you try
All that I want for you, my son, is to be satisfied"

"And be a simple kind of man
Oh, be something you love and understand
Baby, be a simple kind of man
Oh, won't you do this for me, son, if you can"

Oh, yes, I will

"Boy, don't you worry, you'll find yourself
Follow your heart and nothing else
And you can do this, oh baby, if you try
All that I want for you, my son, is to be satisfied"

"And be a simple kind of man
Oh, be something you love and understand
Baby, be a simple kind of man
Oh, won't you do this for me, son, if you can?"

"Baby, be a simple, be a simple man
Oh, be something you love and understand
Baby, be a simple kind of simple man
Oh, won't you do this for me, son, if you can?"
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Deena

Posted at 05:18pm
Dear Cousin Ron will be GREATLY missed - what a Sweetheart! He would do things for others in a quiet, humble way. I recently found out that he's the one who bought a feeder calf I'd raised back in the day, and I just know he's the reason I got such a good price for it.
On top of those kings of things, he would deliver his wonderful fresh eggs to Aunt Vivian and my mom and dad who loved them (I know there are many others, too).
It wasn't often enough, but I really enjoyed our conversations, especially when he would laugh, it was just great. Every time I think of him I see his smiling face with twinkling eyes. I never thought of this before but maybe he's Santa Claus - Oh Em Gee, he even has red hair (and a beard sometimes)!!!!
Rest in Peace, Ron. Thanks for being you XOXOXO!
This pic is one Robby kept in the Sawmill Office.
DA

Darlene and Al

Posted at 01:23pm
Ron was such a great cousin and will be sorely missed. He was a loving and thoughtful guy, especially when he and Sue came to visit his Aunt Lillian.
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Felicia M Carr

Posted at 10:49pm
Sorry for your loss. Your family has endured losing many of your family in the last few years.
May God give your family the peace only he can give.
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Stanley Hoppe &Rosemary Papp Quinn

Posted at 09:49am
So sorry your loss. Our condolences to your family at this sad time.
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