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Ronald Owen Blake
October 9, 1953 ~ November 30, 2023 (age 70) 70 Years Old
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Ronald Owen Blake, known affectionately as Ronald to his friends and family, passed away peacefully on November 30, 2023, in Kalamazoo, Michigan, at the age of 70. Born on October 9, 1953, in La Grange, Indiana, to the late Robert and Geraldine (Simpson) Blake, Ronald was a man of gentle spirit and kind heart whose presence brought comfort and joy to those around him. Ronald grew up in the warm embrace of a loving family and community. He attended Martin High School where he proudly graduated with his high school diploma and as a drum major forming friendships and memories that lasted a lifetime. Ronald was a gifted and talented musician with which he shared with anyone who knew him.
Ronald is survived by his two sons, Paul (Jenna) Blake and Perry Blake; sister, Connie Nelson; his uncle, Roger Simpson; his aunt, Sharon VanEck; and 6 grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Geraldine Blake, his grandparents, Clarence and Florence Simpson, and his grandmother, Mildred Blake.
Ronald will have a private family graveside at Miner cemetery.