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Ronald D. Brockette Sr., age 90, of Edmore, passed away on Monday, August 31, 2020 at his daughter’s home in Petoskey.

The son of William & Marcia (Butcher) Brockette, he was born on was born on November 29, 1929 in Grand Rapids.  Ronald proudly served our Nation, first in the United States Marine Corps, and then enlisting in the United States Air Force, where he attained the rank of Sergeant and earned the Korean Service medal, Good Conduct medal, the United Nations Service medal, and a Presidential Unit Citation while serving in Korea.  He retired as a field service computer engineer for Hewlett Packard.

He was preceded in death by his parents;  his wife, Marie (Adele) Brockette;  and three   brothers, William Brockette, Eric Brockette, and Raymond Brockette.

Survivors include his children, Ronald & Kay Brockette, Jr., David & Deborah Brockette, Michael & Windy Brockette, and Cheryl & Ronald Knapp;  a brother,

David & Barbara Brockette;  grandchildren, Ronald Brockette III & Katherine McCormick, Sabrina Brockette, Jeremy & Amy Knapp, Daniel & Alanna Rodriguez, Christy Knapp, Charity Knapp, David & Tawnya Brockette, Aric & Rebekah Felgenhauer, Tim & Rachel Groesser, Trevor Bettis, Anthony Bettis, and Michael Brockette Jr.;  great-grandchildren, Piper Bowman, Allie Knapp, Danzig Knapp, Victoria Knapp, Quinton Knapp, and Jenna Brockette.

Graveside committal services are at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, September  13, 2020 at Udine Cemetery, where military honors will be rendered.

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Cremation arrangements were entrusted to Christiansen’s Michigan Cremation & Funeral Care, Greenville, (616) 754-5638.


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  1. Cheryl Knapp on September 12, 2020 at 7:00 pm

    My dearest Dad. You will be missed more than you could ever know. Till wer meet again on that gloruous morning when Jesus comes. 💔

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