Ronald O. Smith

November 16, 1931May 7, 2018

Ronald O. Smith, 86, died at home May 7, 2018. He was born and spent his entire life as a dairy farmer in Alaiedon Township, Mason, MI. Ronald loved driving his antique tractors in parades, restoring and collecting antique farm equipment, collecting Indian artifacts, and making maple syrup. He also loved spending time with family and friends, bowling, and playing euchre with the same group of friends for about 60 years. He was a member and co-founder of The Central Michigan Antique Tractor and Engine Club, a member of the All Color Tractor Club, and past president and director of The National Red and White Dairy Cattle Association. Ronald was also a former member of the Alaiedon Township Board of Review, the ASC Board, and a 4-H leader. Preceded in death by grandson, Bryan Beland. Survived by loving wife of almost 68 years, Lois; children, Sharon (Dennis) Beland, Bruce (Mariah) Smith, Dave Smith; grandchildren, Brandon Beland, Donald Smith, Shaun Smith, Chelsea Smith; great-grandchildren, Tom Beland and Amilia Smith; and sister, Lorraine (Ralph) Simone. The family would like to give special thanks to Lori Hills who took such loving care of Ronald in his final months. Funeral service will be held 11:00 a.m. Friday, May 11, 2018 at Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, 621 S. Jefferson St., Mason, MI 48854 with Pastor Carolin Spragg officiating. The family will receive friends Thursday, May 10, 2018 from 5-8 pm. and one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers donations in his name can be made to Greater Lansing Food Bank, PO Box 16224, Lansing, MI 48901. Memories and online condolences may be shared with the family at


  • Donald Smith
  • Bruce Smith
  • Dave Smith
  • Shaun Smith
  • Brandon Beland
  • Tom Beland

  • Greater Lansing Food Bank


  • Visitation Thursday, May 10, 2018
  • Visitation Friday, May 11, 2018
  • Funeral Service Friday, May 11, 2018

Ronald O. Smith

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Alvin Heikkila

June 5, 2018

We just heard of Ron passing and we would like to send our deepest condolences to the family. We always looked forward after the long winter's for the tractor's to start plowing the fields around us. Please take care and hold all your memories close to your heart of Ron. I know he will be watching from above .
Sincerely Alvin and Deb Heikkila

Connie Stewart

May 11, 2018

Lois and family,

We were so sorry to hear of Ron's passing. Our thoughts are with you all.
He always was fun to be around and always willing to help the 4-H kids.
He will me missed.

Jim and Connie Stewart