Age 95, of Jackson, MI, formerly of Lansing, passed away January 12, 2017. He was born October 17, 1921, in Lansing, MI, to the late Sovereign and Marguirite Jean.

Ronald was a World War II veteran. He was a lifelong resident of Lansing until 1979 when he and his wife, Marcia, relocated to Clearwater, FL. He retired from Michigan Bell Telephone Co. in Lansing in 1976. He was an avid golfer who made 3 holes-in-one in his life, the last at age 87!

He was a lifetime member of the American Legion, first in Lansing, and then Post #7 in Clearwater, FL.

Ronald is survived by his son, Ronald E. Jean, Jr. and wife Mary V. Jean; daughter, Barbara L. Wetherbee; 4 grandsons, Ronald E. Jean III and wife Julie Jean, Mark R. Jean, Scott R. Wetherbee and wife Tracy J. Wetherbee, and Erik A. Wetherbee; 6 great-grandchildren; and 4 great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Marcia E. Jean.

A graveside service will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 18, 2017, at Evergreen Cemetery, Lansing. Memorial contributions may be made to Southern Care Hospice Services, 1965 Boardman Road, Suite B, Jackson, MI 49202. Arrangements are by the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel.

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5 Messages to “Ronald E. Jean, Sr.”

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    Jane McCann Ryan Says:

    Uncle Ron, as previous entries agree, was a wonderful uncle. He and Aunt Marcia (Jarred) were extended family to me and to the other Jarred cousins. Many wonderful family reunions, activities, and holidays were celebrated together and often at their home on Jenison. Uncle Ron was super to us….even as little kids he’d play catch with us. I always admired his athleticism and I’d guess it’s partly that DNA that contributed to Ron Jr and Barb’s athletic talents. Uncle Ron and Aunt Marcia will
    always be a part of my “good memory bank” and they are missed.

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    Larry Pienta Says:

    Dear Jean Family,

    We all had such a great childhood together over on Jenison. Ron and my Dad were very good friends for many, many years. I send my condolences on the loss of a very good man.

    Larry

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    Debi (jean) sladek Says:

    I remember all the family gatherings and there was uncle ronald with a big smile on his face. he had a kind heart and gentle voice.
    he will be missed by so many.
    debi (jean) sladek

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    Mary Meirndorf Says:

    I was so blessed to have such a wonderful Uncle. He will be missed but I will hold on to all of the fond family memories I have that make me smile. Sending all of you heartfelt sympathy during this time of grief.

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    Cecelia Jean Says:

    Uncle Ronald was a great man with a warm smile and a big heart, I will greatly miss him.

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