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Ronald William Rorah

4 diciembre , 194317 abril , 2021

Ronald William Rorah, 77, a lifetime resident of Roseville, MI, a husband for 53 years, a supportive father, a "really something" grandpa and a friend to all, was embraced by the Lord's Arms on Saturday, April 17, 2021 after a brief illness in the hospital.

Ron enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1964. Ron served two hardship tours and volunteered to go to Vietnam (1966-67). Later in life he was diagnosed with cancer as a result of having been exposed to the defoliant called Agent Orange that was used heavily during the Vietnam War. He was a cancer survivor for almost 5 years. The treatment he received to keep the cancer in remission did adversely affect his muscles, strength, and his ability to walk.

Not only had Ron been a soldier for America, but he was a Soldier for the Lord. Aside from being an avid reader of all subjects, his favorite Book was God's Word. He was concerned about the spiritual condition of his family and friends. One of Ron's favorite passages was John 3:16-17.

His children and grandson enjoyed the times he spent with them traveling, working on hobbies, and attending their sports and social activities.

Ron always loved history and in the early 80's became interested in living history. Over the years, Ron became a member in several reenacting groups here in southeast Michigan. Ron was active in reenacting into the 2010's.

As a teen, Ron loved trains and had been a model railroader. He never lost interest in trains; however, in the late 70's, Ron became an avid toy soldier collector. It was this hobby that Ron enjoyed the most. Throughout the 80's and 90's, Ron had been a member of the Southeast Michigan Toy Soldier Collectors Society which met monthly at the headquarters building in Historic Fort Wayne in Detroit.

Aside from toy soldiers and miniatures, Ron also loved the circus. Ron (and family) never missed an opportunity to see the circus whenever it came to town. Ron took such an interest in all things related to the circus that he put his train and miniatures collecting skills to use and built his own 54mm (1/32) scale circus, complete with railroad transport cars, figures, animal acts, scratch-built wagons and menageries. If Ron could not find the circus item that he needed he would just make it.

Ron is survived by his spouse: Penny (Miller) Rorah; his son; Shawn; his daughter Beth; his grandson Bryscen; his many nieces and nephews and his extended family.

Ron was pre-deceased by his parents: "Bill" and "Lou" Rorah; his siblings: Helen Windorf, Alice Blauser and Gene Rorah; several nieces and nephews.

Donations may be made in Honor of Ron to: Van Dyke Baptist Church, 24620 Cunningham, Warren, MI. Visitation will be Monday, June 21, 2021 from 3:00pm until 8:00pm with funeral service at 6:30pm at Kaul Funeral Home, 27830 Gratiot Avenue, Roseville, Michigan.

Meet at the cemetery at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 22, 2021, for the committal service. Cadillac Memorial Gardens East, 38425 Garfield Rd, Clinton Township, Michigan.

Please share a memory with the family on Ron's online guestbook.

To view Ron's Memorial Video created by Steve Churchill, click on the following link. https://rumble.com/vij05v-celebrating-the-life-of-ron-rorah.html

  • FAMILIA

  • Penny (Miller) Rorah, Wife
  • Shawn, Son
  • Beth, Daughter
  • Bryscen, Grandson
  • He is also survived by several nieces and nephews.


    Ron was pre-deceased by his parents: "Bill" and "Lou" Rorah; his siblings: Helen Windorf, Alice Blauser and Gene Rorah; several nieces and nephews.

Servicios

  • Visitation

    lunes, 21 junio , 2021

  • Funeral Service

    lunes, 21 junio , 2021

  • Burial with Military Honors

    martes, 22 junio , 2021

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Jan Smallman

20 junio , 2021

My uncle Ron always a warm crooked smile. I too remember his fondly with his train collection and hobbies. Thinking of you all, and Sending sincere condolences to the family, on behalf of myself and my mother and dad Russ and Alice Blauser, now deceased. Rest In Peace Uncle Ron. ❤️

Susan Repass

20 junio , 2021

I was acquainted with Ron through being a friend of Penny.
Several former members of Calvary Baptist Church would meet for lunch over the last 10-15 years (except last two years).
Ron is one of the most honorable men I've had the honor of knowing. A dedicated Christian and family man, we owe him a debt of gratitude for his service to our Country. RIP Ron, you will be sorely missed.

Colleen Windorf Ley

18 junio , 2021

I remember while growing up Uncle Ron’s gentle nature, passion for trains & their memorabilia, his unique artwork, & our fun trips to the Dairy Queen & Suzy Q. My sincere condolences to Aunt Penny & family. May your memories, & knowledge that he is now with his Lord, give you comfort.

SHANNON EMERSON

17 junio , 2021




4/17/2021
Today my best friend/sister called to tell me the most saddest news that our father for the last 40+ years had gone to heaven early that moring before any of us had chance to say our proper good byes. So now, if you will indulge me for moment, I would like to do so now.

Good bye Dad! Thank you for always taking the time to talk with me about how I was feeling that day, discussing current events, and always giving Beth and I some sort of advice on life whether we felt we needed to hear it or not.

Dad your upbeat smile and whacky sense of humor will be surly missed. You will always be honored and remembered as a loving husband, father, grandfather, friend, highly regarded veteran, and civil war historical buff.

One of my favorite memories of you is all of the many different times...rain or shine... cold or hot...you were present and ready to be out at metro park participating in the civil war historical reenactments. It didn't matter who I was with at the time because I always made sure to point you out and smile proudly.

Until we meet again in heaven. Love always your adopted daughter
Shannon

Darlene Kempeneer

15 junio , 2021

My childhood memories of my Uncle Ron are very warm. I remember his huge smile showing so many his train full room (assembled ). The mountains, twists, and turns and details with buildings and figures. Also our enjoyable time with he and my Aunt Penny at our regular pool/ bar-b- que backyard parties. Seeing his bright colored paintings may of encouraged me to go into art in the future as well. RIP my Dear Uncle Ron . Hugs in Heaven to you and our other loved ones.

Darlene ( Windorf-Clubb)Kempeneer

Bob n Gayle McQueary

14 junio , 2021

God bless you each one as you grieve Ron’s loss! He has gained wonders of heaven, but will be missed. We remember serving God together at Calvary Baptist in Roseville, MI during the late 80’s. What great friends he and Penny are to others! God bless and give you comfort. Matthew 5:4 ♥️🥲

Matt Kuhn

14 junio , 2021

Thinking of your family during this difficult time. I didn't know Ron well as I only met him in the early 90's when he picked up or dropped off Shawn at college. But I know he was loved and I enjoyed learning a little more about him from the obituary here. It's amazing how much he looked like Shawn when he was younger. He gave so much for this country and my family and I appreciate that.

Jessica Tyler

14 junio , 2021

Prayers and condolences to the whole family. Thinking of you all.

From your Winterset Family

R/D/B Johnson

21 abril , 2021

Our sincere condolences to Penny and all of the family
We are so sorry for your loss

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Biografía

Ronald William Rorah, 77, a lifetime resident of Roseville, MI, a husband for 53 years, a supportive father, a "really something" grandpa and a friend to all, was embraced by the Lord's Arms on Saturday, April 17, 2021 after a brief illness in the hospital.

Ron enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1964. Ron served two hardship tours and volunteered to go to Vietnam (1966-67). Later in life he was diagnosed with cancer as a result of having been exposed to the defoliant called Agent Orange that was used heavily during the Vietnam War. He was a cancer survivor for almost 5 years. The treatment he received to keep the cancer in remission did adversely affect his muscles, strength, and his ability to walk.

Not only had Ron been a soldier for America, but he was a Soldier for the Lord. Aside from being an avid reader of all subjects, his favorite Book was God's Word. He was concerned about the spiritual condition of his family and friends. One of Ron's favorite passages was John 3:16-17.

His children and grandson enjoyed the times he spent with them traveling, working on hobbies, and attending their sports and social activities.

Ron always loved history and in the early 80's became interested in living history. Over the years, Ron became a member in several reenacting groups here in southeast Michigan. Ron was active in reenacting into the 2010's.

As a teen, Ron loved trains and had been a model railroader. He never lost interest in trains; however, in the late 70's, Ron became an avid toy soldier collector. It was this hobby that Ron enjoyed the most. Throughout the 80's and 90's, Ron had been a member of the Southeast Michigan Toy Soldier Collectors Society which met monthly at the headquarters building in Historic Fort Wayne in Detroit.

Aside from toy soldiers and miniatures, Ron also loved the circus. Ron (and family) never missed an opportunity to see the circus whenever it came to town. Ron took such an interest in all things related to the circus that he put his train and miniatures collecting skills to use and built his own 54mm (1/32) scale circus, complete with railroad transport cars, figures, animal acts, scratch-built wagons and menageries. If Ron could not find the circus item that he needed he would just make it.

Ron is survived by his spouse: Penny (Miller) Rorah; his son; Shawn; his daughter Beth; his grandson Bryscen; his many nieces and nephews and his extended family.

Ron was pre-deceased by his parents: "Bill" and "Lou" Rorah; his siblings: Helen Windorf, Alice Blauser and Gene Rorah; several nieces and nephews.

Donations may be made in Honor of Ron to: Van Dyke Baptist Church, 24620 Cunningham, Warren, MI.

Visitation will be Monday, June 21, 2021 from 3:00pm until 8:00pm with funeral service at 6:30pm at Kaul Funeral Home, 27830 Gratiot Avenue, Roseville.

Please share a memory with the family on Ron's online guestbook.