Ronald Steven Sheele

October 1, 1941July 2, 2018

Ronald Steven Sheele, 76, of Mason, MI, passed away July 2, 2018. He was a wise, kind and caring man. Ronald was a former owner of several local businesses, including but not limited to Great Lakes Soft Water, Mason Jar Pub and Grub and Snowcap Tree Farms.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Marlene; sons, Ronald Ray and Rick James; and brother, Michael Ray. He is survived by his sister, DeMelda and her husband, Tom Cook; brother, Jeff and numerous nieces and nephews.

A memorial service honoring his life will be held at Eden United Brethren Church, 1938 Eden Rd., Mason, MI on Friday July 6, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. with a luncheon to follow. The family is being served by the Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes Ball Dunn Chapel. Memories and online condolences may be shared with the family at


  • Memorial Service Friday, July 6, 2018

Ronald Steven Sheele

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Kellee Williams

July 5, 2018

Such a wonderful man. He will be missed by so many. Thoughts and prayers. Never forget when he reminded me to watch for cars when crossing the street as I was only bumper high. Such a sweet kind soul. Always made me smile

Vaughn Snook

July 5, 2018

Hi Demelda, Very sorry to hear of Ron's passing. I graduated with Ron in 1959 and remember him as a guy that always treated me with friendliness and respect. I saw him a few times at MSU Purchasing Dept. where I worked and he was selling salt and services to MSU. I was calling folks about coming to our 30th reunion and I talked to Ron about attending, as he was reluctant to show up. He said, "Vaughn you know I am quite a bit bigger than some folks will remember me and I get tired and embarrassed re-introducing myself. I told him that most of us have gotten bald, lost some teeth, are fatter, have a record, or are in a wheelchair! We all only remember the "old days" and don't care what the present may seem to be. God bless you and Ron and your parents who raised good kids.