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Ronald James Keefer, age 77, passed away on June 20, 2021, in Grand Rapids, Michigan, with his family at his side. He was born September 29, 1943, in Ft. Wayne, Indiana to Andrew James Keefer and Patricia Elizabeth Kramer

Ron was a loving husband and father. He most enjoyed spending time with his family and children. He was an avid water skier, a lifetime fan of racing, loved his pets and craft beer, and knew every restaurant to find a good steak in the upper Midwest.   He made friends with everyone he came across and was fondly thought of in his neighborhood. From his local market, coffee shop, and baker, everyone knew Ron. He always had a good story to tell about his adventures and events of his life with a good laugh for all. He will be dearly missed and remembered.


He is survived by his loving wife, Lisa;  his children, Kelly (Matt), Kori, Jason, Andrew (Shanelle), Taylor (Kyle), Rory (Deanna), and Noah (Elise); along with nine grandchildren.


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Cremation arrangements are entrusted to Michigan Cremation & Funeral Care, Grand Rapids, (616) 452-3006.


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  1. Aunt Kass on July 1, 2021 at 11:55 am

    I am sooo missing you Bro-in-law. No more catching up on the latest gossip and tv shows. Thank you for being part of my life. It was always fun. Rest In Peace friend. Love 💕 you to the moon and back.

  2. Robin Isaacs on July 1, 2021 at 12:13 pm

    Ron was the gateway into my life here in America which started on thanksgiving day in 1994 . He was instrumental in getting my career off the ground and helping me realize my dream of PT practice ownership . He introduced me to great steak , prime rib and the gin martini .My family and I are forever grateful for his generosity , wisdom and guidance in those early years . To Lisa and kids , my sincere condolences for your loss .rest well in the knowledge that Ron was so well loved by many and we are so grateful for that .

  3. Janie cryderman on July 1, 2021 at 1:23 pm

    I am saddened to hear of Ron’s passing. Lisa, I know you and Ron made the most of your lives together. Praying for you and your family.


    Janie Cryderman, your cousin

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