Ronald J. Orvis

EVART — Ronald Jay “Bub” Orvis walked on to his heavenly home on Aug. 20, 2016, at Spectrum Health Blodgett Hospital after a hard fought battle with cancer.

He was born on June 26, 1957, in Mount Pleasant. He married Margaret Marr on Sept. 1, 1990. He resided in Evart with his wife.

He was preceded in death by his father, Harold Orvis.

He is living on through his wife, Margaret; mother, Joyce Sandell; brother and sister-in-law, Robert Dean and Glenna Orvis; his children, daughter, Susan Hartnett, son, Jamie Marr and fiancée Brooke Paul, and son, Christopher Orvis and girlfriend Mary Eymer; daughter, Tonya Petri; grandchildren, Mark Hartnett, Madison Hartnett, Danielle Hartnett, Dakoda Paul-Marr, Carter Orvis and Brycen Orvis; and great-granddaughter, Zoey Hartnett.

Ron was a loving, generous soul that lived his life for his family, especially his grandchildren. He enjoyed going for rides with his brother Dean. He loved his pets, Minka his cat and Penny his dog. He had a great soul that always provided for his family and anyone else in need. He was a proud member of the Saginaw Chippewa Tribe of Mount Pleasant.

There will be a memorial service for family and friends at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 10, 2016, at McDowell Funeral Home in Reed City, with visitation beginning at 1 p.m.