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Ronald E. Berghorst Gladwin Ronald E. Berghorst, 68 of Gladwin, MI died on June 29, 2013. Ronald was born on May 4, 1945 in Traverse City, MI the son of John and Olga (Dehmel) Berghorst. He graduated from Lakeview High School and received his BA degree from Ferris State University. Ron was a former member of the National Guard and worked at General Motors as a test car driver at the proving grounds, retiring on April 1, 1998. He married Kelly A. Wassa on September 10, 1994 in St. Johns and she survives him. Ron was a member of The Harrison Moose Lodge, Eagles Club of Harrison and the St. Johns Legion #153. He loved motorcycling, boating and all water activities, hunting and fishing and collecting guns. Survived by his wife Kelly; children Ronald Berghorst II and Tami Berghorst both of Grand Ledge, MI; grandchildren, Danielle Hurd of Grand Ledge and Taylor Berghorst-Richey of Charlotte, MI; great grandchildren Wylder and Ella Hurd; sister Barbara (John) Newman of Washington State; parents in law, Stan and Millie Wassa of St. Johns; brother in law, Steve Wassa and fiance Sheryl Mrazek of St. Johns and Tom (Tina) Wassa of Fairgrove, MI; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at Keck-Coleman Funeral Home, 989-224-4422, on Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at 12:00 noon with Rev. Fr. Michael Williams officiating. Burial will follow at Mt. Rest Cemetery, with military honors provided by the St. Johns Honor Guard. The family will receive friends and relatives at the funeral home on Monday, July 1, 2013 2-8 P.M. Memorials may be made to the .

Published in Lansing State Journal on July 1, 2013
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