Ronald George Pride

Ron, age 73, of Holt, MI, went to be with the Lord on February 13, 2023, after a battle with lung and heart disease. Ronald was born December 20, 1949, in Lansing, MI, to James Blackburn Pride and Dorothy Blythe Pride.

He graduated from Lansing Sexton High school in 1968. Following graduation he served in the US navy during Vietnam. He went to work for the State of Michigan and also went to Lansing Community College after Vietnam. Ron was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and friend. He loved to spend time with his family and friends on the golf course and up north at his cottage on School Section Lake. Ron was a devoted Christian, to the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Ron was a member at Messiah Lutheran Church.

Ron was preceded in death by his parents, brother Richard, and brother-in-law Less White. Ron is survived by his wife Mary of 38 years; sister, Joanne White; sister-in-law, Carol Pride;  children, Chad (Tracy) Pride, Melissa Pride (Danny Kittell), Greg (Dianna) LaFraugh, Brian LaFraugh (Stephanie Six); grandchildren, Tamara, Ashley, Michael, Jessica, Michelle, McKenzie, Alexis, Genevie, Mason, Taya, Julian and Jorden; six great-grandchildren; along with nieces, nephews and cousins.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, February 17, 2023, at Messiah Lutheran Church, 5740 W. Holt Rd., Holt. His family will receive relatives and friends from 4-8 p.m. on Thursday, February 16th at the Estes-Leadley Holt/Delhi Chapel, and beginning at 10:00 a.m. on Friday at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Messiah Lutheran Church (please make note this is on behalf of Ron Pride).

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Joan McDonald
February 15, 2023 at 8:30 pm

We are so sorry for your loss. Ron was a special person and will be missed

Barb Koshork Newell
February 15, 2023 at 10:14 pm

Dear Mary and family-
I am so very sorry for your loss of Ron. I only met him when we got together for our reunion and were up at Lynn and Ron’s lake home. I remember a lot of laughing, a fun boat ride and I loved seeing you two together. We are out of state or I would be there.
Sending my love and sincere condolences.

Charmagne B
February 16, 2023 at 4:57 am

I am so sorry to hear about your Dad and Grandpa. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Ed Liddle
February 16, 2023 at 7:39 am

Ronnie G worked for and with me back at old Michigan DL&R. Was as good a co-worker as one could hope for. Always reliable and went beyond expectations for sure. It was an honor to have worked with and to have known Ron. He was truly a blessing.
Know that he is fondly remembered and respected….both as a co-worker and as a human being, as well.
Rest in peace, Ronnie G. (that is always what I called him, and always will as I remember him.)

Ed and Sandy Liddle

Mark VerPlanck
February 16, 2023 at 9:29 am

Sorry to hear of Ron’s passing we had some wonderful experiences during our times deer hunting. Ours prays are with you Mary and all your family.

Walter R. Keck
February 16, 2023 at 3:19 pm

I am so sorry for yours and your family’s loss.
73 is just way too young from my perspective. He was a good guy with a great smile.

Sue Sherman
February 16, 2023 at 3:37 pm

To Mary and family
I am sending prayers to you all. I was sadden to hear of Ron’s passing. We worked many many years together and was a good friend and side kick as well as a great co-worker. I have some great memories, none of which would have been possible had I not met him through work.
He is with the lord now and will continue to look over all of you.
Sue (Suzie) Sherman

Donna Williams
February 16, 2023 at 5:08 pm

Ron will be missed by me for for his friendship. After my divorce he was my caretaker. Even wanted to claim me on his taxes.
Over the pass 38 years we’ve had lots of fun on camping, canoeing, tubing trips. Always a parity at Ron & Mary’s, where friends we’re always welcome
After I moved away we still saw each other ( Mary & Ron) every year. Even during COVID. Lots of fun up at the lake or here in Sedona AZ. I will miss you so much my friend.
Although I’m very sad for our loss I know he is in a better place with his a Heavenly Father & out of pain
Rest in peace my special friend. I love you!

Ronald Wilson
February 16, 2023 at 5:40 pm

i wish i could get out but the ice storm and baby sitting makes it hard. I feel the pain of your lost.

Carole Wilson-Barker
February 16, 2023 at 7:11 pm

So sorry for your loss. He will be very much missed.

Verril Gamet
February 17, 2023 at 9:04 am

We lost a wonderful man this time. Ron was so supportive when I coached his son Chad, 30+ years ago. He was always happy and proud. R.I.P.

Jo Ellen Miskowski
February 17, 2023 at 1:41 pm

Dear Mary, I am so sorry to hear about Ron‘s passing. He was a good guy. You and your family are in my prayers.

Julie and Phillip. Roll
March 3, 2023 at 9:09 pm

So sad and sorry about Ron. Lots of love to you. Julie and Phillip

Bill Hallenbeck
April 5, 2023 at 9:57 pm

Mary I just heard about Ron’s passing. I’m so sorry for your loss. I always enjoyed playing softball with him. Always kept me laughing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.


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