BIG RAPIDS — Ronald Richard Van Order, 81, passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013, at Altercare of Big Rapids.
Ron was born on March 13, 1932, in Lansing, to Marie Dearing and Eston Van Order. In 1956, he married Connie Bieri. Ron spent most of his life in the Evart and Sears area, except for two years spent in Korea serving with the U.S. Army. He worked for 30 years at Evart Products and more than 20 years for Evart Public Schools as the grounds keeper. He enjoyed sports of all kinds, especially if his sons or grandchildren were playing. He coached several little league teams and was always proud of the way they played.