OBITUARY

Ronald Andreas

November 14, 1949November 3, 2011

Ronald J. Andreas Mason, Michigan

Ron was called home to be with the Lord on Thursday, November 3, 2011. He was born November 14, 1949 to Zelest and Marella Andreas, who predecease him, and lived all but three years in Mason. Although Ron experienced many serious health setbacks, his positive attitude and faith in the Lord were very evident to all who knew and loved him. In his earlier years, Ron won many trophies drag racing his 68' Dodge Dart, which was still in his possession. Restoring antique tractors was a real passion and riding his tractor over the Mackinac Bridge as a member of the All Color Antique Tractor Club was a highlight of the past few years. Ron worked as a journeyman plumber/pipefitter/welder and was a proud member of Local Union 333 for 33 years. He was a lifelong active member of the Eden United Brethren Church serving the Lord to the best of his abilities. Ron’s time with his children and grandchildren brought him much joy. He also enjoyed extensive traveling with his wife, attending numerous gospel music concerts, hunting, and fishing.

He was always a loving husband, father, and grandfather. Ron is survived by his wife of 33 years Linda (Horton) Andreas; son Troy (Michelle) Andreas of Perrysburg, Ohio; daughter Tara (Austin) Williams of Lakeview, Michigan; grandchildren Alyssa and Alayna Williams; Zachary and William Andreas; brother Tom (Margaret) Andreas of Olivet, Michigan; and sister Jeannette (Vernon) Starr of Mason, Michigan.

The celebration of Ron’s home going will be at 11:00 am Monday, November 7, 2011, at the Eden United Brethren Church in Mason with Pastors Dan Bentz and Milan Maybee officiating. Visitation will be Sunday, November 6, 2011, from 2-4 and 6-8 pm at the Gorsline-Runciman Funeral Homes, 621 S. Jefferson, Mason, Michigan. For those desiring, memorial contributions may be given to the Eden United Brethren Church, 1938 Eden Road, Mason, Michigan. On line condolences may be made at www.grbdmason.com.

Arrangements under the direction of Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, Mason, MI.

Services

  • Visitation Sunday, November 6, 2011
  • Visitation Sunday, November 6, 2011
  • Funeral Service Monday, November 7, 2011
REMEMBERING

Ronald Andreas

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November 14, 2011

I am very sorry about Ron's passing;I was one of Ron's classmates in high school and graduated with Ron in 1968, I will say a prayer for you and your family. I loss a family member in March so I know how it is. Julieann Hardy(Svacha).

Jolinda Fulton

November 13, 2011

Linda:
I fondly remember Ron at the Rolfe Country School. We had great times growing up on the farm and no one enjoyed it more than Ron. May God help you and your family as you deal with your loss.

Kathy LaRue

November 8, 2011

Linda, I just read about Ron's passing online. I am so sorry to hear of his death, and pray for peace for you and your family. God bless.

Lee and Louise Fairbotham

November 7, 2011

Sorry to hear of the passing of Ron. We have many fond memories of him when we were at Eden. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of the Andreas family.

Mary Sue Tegels

November 7, 2011

Linda and family - was very sorry to read about Ron's passing. You two shared a very special relationship -- I have vivid memories of your stories when you were living in the basement and he was building your dream home above you.

Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers.

Debra Berry

November 7, 2011

Linda, I'm so sorry to hear about your great loss. My thoughts and prayers go out for you and your family. May God bring you peace and understanding...

Cindy Best

November 7, 2011

Linda and family.....I'm sorry that I am not able to make it down to see you this weekend but please know that you are all in our prayers and I feel blessed to have known Ron and have many good memories of times spent with him when I was a kid growing up.....
Cindy Carpenter Best

Colleen Briggs

November 6, 2011

His smile, the way he loved to joke around with you, his happy go lucky attitude, his concern for others, kindness and caring ways will be missed. He was an inspiritation in that he never complained but continued on in his own wonderful loving spirit. May God comfort you with all the wonderful memories you have.

A Heartfelt Message

November 6, 2011

John Jenks

November 6, 2011

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.