Ronald Roland(1931 - 2018)

Ronald James Roland, age 86 of Ionia, passed away peacefully at home on Friday, July 27, 2018. Ron was born on September 30, 1931 to Henry and Edna (Landers) Roland in Detroit. He worked for Consumers Energy for 42 years until retiring in 1997. Ron enjoyed going on fishing trips in Canada and loved his Volkswagens. He is preceded in death by his parents; first wife, Joyce Roland; 5 brothers and 3 sisters. Ronald is survived by his loving wife, Arlene (Bookie) Roland of Ionia; Sons, Chris (Robin) Roland of Pewamo, Brent (Jan) Roland of North Carolina, Jeffrey Roland (Deb Holtz) of Sparta; step-sons, Phillip (Leslie) Bookie of Ionia, Victor (Jolene) Bookie of Orleans and Steve Bookie (Connie) of Ionia; grandchildren, Amanda (Andy) Zeller, Michael Roland, Brooke (Barrett) Freeman and Cameron Roland; 6 step-grandchildren; great-granddaughter, Brianna; and 7 step-great-grandchildren. A Funeral Service will be held at 11 AM on Tuesday, July 31, at Grove Bible Church in St. Johns with Pastor Brendan Holmquist officiating. Visitation will be from 4-7 PM Monday at the Lake Funeral Home in Ionia, and 1 hour prior to the service. Interment Lyons Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made in Ron's memory to Grove Bible Church's Mission Fund or Ionia Area Hospice. Online condolences may be made at

Funeral Home

Lake Funeral Home-Ionia - Ionia
3521 S. State Rd. Ionia, MI 48846
(616) 527-0099

Published in Ionia Sentinel-Standard on July 31, 2018