Ronald J. Beaver

July 21, 1933 - June 6, 2020

Ronald J. Beaver passed away June 6, 2020 at the age of 86. He was the loving husband of the late Joyce for 58 years (’12); devoted father of Mark (Michelle), Mike (Carla), and Craig (Linda); cherished grandfather of 10 and great grandfather of 12; dear brother of Donald (Charlotte) and Lewis (Pauline) and brother-in-law to Ronald Truesdell.

Ronald was born on July 21, 1933 in Detroit to Clyde and Edna Beaver. He graduated from Plymouth High School and served in the United States Army during the Korean War. While in high school, Ronald met Joyce Truesdell and the couple married in 1954.  Shortly after they were blessed with three boys; Mark, Mike, and Craig. While raising their family, they enjoyed outdoor activities. Camping, canoeing, and  frequenting northern Michigan were some of their favorite things to do.

Ronald held his religion close to his heart, becoming a pastor following his retirement from Ford Motor Company where he dedicated 45 years of service. Ronald’s cabin in the Upper Peninsula was his preferred place to be, visiting it year-round. He was an avid golfer and a handy man. Ronald was social and talkative, interested in what people were doing and what they had to say. He loved his grandchildren dearly and influenced his sons as they grew. Ronald will remain a blessing to all who knew him.

Ronald’s family will receive friends on Wednesday, June 10th at 11:00 a.m. until the time of his Funeral Service at 12:30 p.m. at McCabe Funeral Home – Canton Chapel, 851 N. Canton Center Rd., Canton. Following his funeral service, Ronald will be reunited with his wife at Cherry Hill Cemetery, Canton. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to your favorite charity in Ronald’s name.

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