Ronald L. Straight

Obituary for Ronald L. Straight

November 16, 1925 - August 14, 2021
Zeeland, Michigan | Age 95


Ronald L. Straight, age 95, of Zeeland, went to be with his Lord and Savior August 14, 2021. He passed away peacefully with his wife Katheran at his side.

Ronald was born in Richland Center, Wisconsin to Lenys and Eva Straight. He later moved, as a child to Sparta, Michigan, where he later met his wife Katheran Dewey. Ron and Katheran recently celebrated 71 years of marriage. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather. Ron was a WWII army veteran, serving in Germany. Ron and his family moved to Zeeland in 1963, where he worked at John Thomas Batts, until his retirement. Ron was an active member of First Baptist Church in Zeeland, where he served faithfully in various ministries. Ron loved being with his family, long walks with his wife, camping and hunting. Ron was also a train enthusiast. He loved his large model train set and loved sharing that with friends and family members.

He was preceded in death by his daughter Teresa (Mike) DeGeus, and his brothers, Norman Straight and Wayne Straight.

Ron is survived by his wife Katheran of 71 years; children, Elaine and Keith Day of Zeeland, Ronda and Chuck Woldring of Holland, Ruth and Mark Edsall of Mission, Texas; grandchildren, Ronald and Kari Day, Christopher DeGeus, Ryan Day, Katheran Sebright, Jenny and Mike Walker, Rory Woldring, Anthony and Mindy Day, Carly and Takuya Mori; 12 great grandchildren; brothers, Richard Straight of Zeeland, Warren and Vivian Straight of California, sister-in-law, Latricia Straight; and sister-in-law, Carol and Walter Nelson.

Funeral Services with military honors are at 11:00 am on Wednesday, August 18, 2021, at First Baptist Church, 246 W. Main St. Zeeland, MI 49464 with Pastor Tom VandenBerg officiating. A time of visitation with the family will start at 10:00 am that same day also at the church.

Burial to take place in Zeeland Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be given in Ron's honor to Hospice of Holland and the Zeeland American Legion Gilbert F Karsten Post.

Suggested Memorial Donations

  • Zeeland American Legion Gilbert F Karsten Post
    553 East Main Avenue
    Zeeland, MI 49464

Arrangements By

Yntema Funeral Home

251 S State St
Zeeland, MI 49464
Map  | Profile

View Phone Number
Email Us