Ronald Louis Seyka

Ronald SeykaAt age 54, Ron peacefully passed away at home, with his family at his side, on Thursday, March 5, 2020, after a year-long battle with cancer.  He was born June 27, 1965, in Lansing.

Ron was a 1983 graduate of Sexton High School and earned his associate degree in Fire Science from Lansing Community College.  His 28-year career with the Lansing Police Department included 25 years as a sworn officer, retiring in 2014 as Detective.

Ron’s first priority was to his family; he loved them deeply.  His favorite things to do were always best enjoyed with his family and close friends, including, camping at Tawas State Park, LPD camping trips to Jellystone Yogi Bear, hunting/deer camp in the Upper Peninsula, golfing with family and friends, and many road trips to wrestling camps and tournaments.  Ron enjoyed wrestling, golf and football, and worked as an assistant wrestling coach at Sexton High School and coached with the Holt Wrestling program for many years.  He was a huge University of Michigan fan!

He was the high school sweetheart and loving husband of Andrea Ellen (Burnett) Seyka.  They were married for 32 years.  In addition to his wife, Ron is survived by his sons, Zachary (Kassie) Seyka and Christopher (Lauren) Seyka; and his grandson, Owen Seyka.  He is also survived by his fathers, Gary Seyka and Ron (Nancy) Clevenger; brothers, Steve Seyka, Dan (Cindy) Clevenger and Casey (Jacki) Clevenger; brothers-in-law, Scott (Lynne) Burnett and Todd Burnett, as well as many nieces, nephews and other extended family and special friends.   He was preceded in death by his mother, Cathy Ann (Weinman) Seyka.

The Funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 11, 2020, at St. Gerard Catholic Church, 4437 W. Willow Hwy., Lansing, with Fr. Bill Lugger officiating.  Ron’s family will receive friends at the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. and from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Tuesday.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Vincent Catholic Charities in memory of Ronald Seyka.

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Randy Thayer
March 6, 2020 at 4:47 pm

My thoughts and prayers for the entire Seyka family. May Ron now Rest In Peace.

Linda Weinman Beuerle
March 6, 2020 at 4:54 pm

I love you to the moon and back, and I am so blessed to have had 45 minutes alone with you to talk about important things before you passed. You are my hero! I love you more than life itself!

Scott Ellis
March 6, 2020 at 4:56 pm


You were a great mentor and friend. I will miss you dearly. We will take it from here, rest easy my friend.


Remson Jack
March 7, 2020 at 6:11 pm

Ron you will never be forgotten in the hearts and souls of LPD.

Scott Bentley
March 6, 2020 at 5:00 pm

We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family during this difficult time.
Scott and Dawn Bentley

Andrea Seyka
March 26, 2020 at 10:17 pm

Thank you. It has been a very long time. Hope you are doing well.

Nuria Ankney
March 6, 2020 at 6:22 pm

My thoughts and prayers for the entire Seyka family. May you Rest In Peace my friend.

Mike bofysil
March 6, 2020 at 6:25 pm

Our thoughts are with the family. So sorry to hear about Ron’s passing. Way to young. Mike and Kelley bofysil

Suzanne Moore
March 6, 2020 at 6:59 pm

May your cherished memories of this great man bring you comfort and may knowing that he is in God’s loving embrace give you peace.

Jen Michos
March 6, 2020 at 7:06 pm

Thinking of your family during this extremely difficult time. Sending love and prayers. Our deepest sympathies to you all.
The Michos Family and
Sharon Schimmel and Family

Nancy Clevenger
March 14, 2020 at 1:04 pm

Thank you so much Jen, Sharon and family.
Your love and unending support lift our spirits for sure. He will truly be missed by many, many friends and family.
Love To You All

Tammy Boatman
March 6, 2020 at 7:28 pm

I am so sorry for the loss of a wonderful man. May he Rest In Peace. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers!

Kathleen (Miller) Prugsawan
March 6, 2020 at 7:28 pm

I’m sorry to hear this sad news about a childhood friend who was well known and active throughout our years spent together in school. Sending healing prayers and loving thoughts to Ron’s family. Gone too soon!

Randy & Roberta Jones
March 6, 2020 at 8:14 pm

Prayers of healing to the entire Seyka family. What a terrible loss. Our hearts are hurting with yours.

Kimberly McClure Whitehead
March 6, 2020 at 8:14 pm

RIP Ron! You will be missed. Cancer sucks & you were taken far too young.

John Prince
March 6, 2020 at 10:58 pm

Ron stood out as a good man and a good friend. I cannot think of a person who was not touched by his kindness. He was the guy you could talk to on your worst day and he would make you feel that you were not alone. I was blessed just by knowing him. He will be missed more than he could have ever imagined.

Julie Gray
March 6, 2020 at 11:00 pm

Such sad news, thoughts and prayers for Andrea and the family! Ron was definitely an Icon and will be remembered as a fun loving guy that loved his family.
Matt and Julie Gray and family

Fred Guy
March 6, 2020 at 11:05 pm

RIP Coach

Thank you for giving a damn when so few did.

Mary Greener
March 6, 2020 at 11:06 pm

My thoughts and prayers for the Seyka family. Ron may you rest in peace in heaven.

Rob Vargas
March 6, 2020 at 11:10 pm

Rest in peace Ron, it was a good ride, may your family find peace knowing the memories never fade!

David Bozzo
March 6, 2020 at 11:56 pm

Many great memories coaching football with Ron. Rest in piece my Friend. My heartfelt thoughts and prayers to the entire Seyka family.

Shanna Shaft
March 7, 2020 at 12:04 am

You were a joy to know. The light of the world has dimmed with your loss. Rest well.

Trixie Prince
March 7, 2020 at 12:41 am

God bless your family. Ron was an amazing officer and always had a smile on his face. RIP Ron.

Kenny Freeman
March 7, 2020 at 1:19 am

A great man that will be missed. Thinking of you buddy.

Jennifer Bernard Broyles
March 7, 2020 at 1:55 am

I’m thinking of Ron’s family and close friends. Nobody is ever prepared for something like this. My prayers are with you. My Ron Rest In Peace.

Cinda Bergmann
March 7, 2020 at 8:12 am

So sorry to hear of Ron’s passing. Prayers to Ron’s family during this difficult time.

Ryan Cressman
March 7, 2020 at 8:35 am

Ron was a great friend, role model, and person. He did a lot of good police work, serving others. I’ve got many good memories of work, Blue Knights football, and UM football with him.

Lisa (Pruitt) Eaton
March 7, 2020 at 8:47 am

Cancer takes so much from this world, and now another light is gone. You shined so bright and touched so many, living as an example to all around you. I will remember your kindness, your wit, and your laughter. May strength and peace come to Andrea and the family.

Bill Barnes
March 7, 2020 at 9:05 am

They are not dead who live in the hearts they have left behind.

Bill Barnes

Peggy Roberts
March 7, 2020 at 9:13 am

Andrea and family — I am truly sorry for your painful loss. My thoughts go with you all.

Scott E Durrett and Family
March 7, 2020 at 9:31 am

I pray the family has peace during this tough time. Thank for so many years of service to the Lansing community.

God Speed! SEMPER FI!


Aaron Jenkins
March 7, 2020 at 10:13 am

My thoughts and prayers are with the Seyka family. Until we meet again, Rest In Peace.

Aaron Jenkins

Brad Drury
March 7, 2020 at 11:29 am

Ron was a great man. Always had a positive attitude. Someone for all to look up to. Rest In piece brother.

Sherry Malik
March 7, 2020 at 11:33 am

Prayers and condolence to the family Ron was very nice Guy and talk about is family a lot.

Craig Baylis
March 7, 2020 at 11:37 am

Rest In Peace, Ron. You will not be forgotten.

Millie Ericson
March 7, 2020 at 12:42 pm

This is such sad news, Andrea! My heart aches for you and all the family. My love and prayers are being sent your way.

Khristian Robbins
March 7, 2020 at 1:18 pm

My thoughts and prayers are with the family!! Ron was a great guy, coach and mentor. Thank you for your service to the community and to all the kids that looked up to you, Ron!!

Khristian Robbins

Patrick Maltby
March 7, 2020 at 3:03 pm

Rest in Heaven little Buddy. Many great memories with you. Wish I would have been able to see you before you left. Playing basketball with your dad in the driveway, fishing and camping out in your back yard. Praying for your family.

Robert Flanders (Bear)
March 7, 2020 at 5:44 pm

Coach Seyka will forever be part of my life. His huge heart and giving spirit was alway uplifting.
Thank you for all that you have giving to me on and off the mat.
Love you Coach!

Ronda Warren
March 7, 2020 at 10:47 pm

Prayers to Ron and his Family! I can’t imagine the great loss that you are feeling, and I pray for comfort, guidance, love and support during your grieving experience. He was a great friend while I knew him in middle school and high school, and we all appreciated his love for the University of Michigan! Go Blue, for you Ron!!

Marlene Pugh
March 7, 2020 at 10:57 pm

To the Seyka Family. I am very sorry to hear of Ron’s passing. You and your family are in my prayers at this time. RIP Ron!

Loretta Dunlap
March 7, 2020 at 11:03 pm

My deepest condolences and prayers to the Seyka family.

John Sevic
March 7, 2020 at 11:47 pm

Rest In Peace Ron, lots of good memories at Sexton, Hill, and Rich. Later he would check on my mom when she was older and didn’t hear the phone ring.

Rich, Mary & Cody Severinsen & Sue Ruttner
March 8, 2020 at 10:58 am

Our thoughts & prayers are with your family. You will be missed! Deer camp will never be the same! Lots of great memories from Butch & Sue’s though! RIP Ron.

Bruce and Melanie Miller
March 8, 2020 at 11:00 am

We are so sorry for your loss!! Ron left a wonderful legacy behind him and his memory will leave a special place in our hearts.

Char (Chapman) Baker
March 8, 2020 at 12:28 pm

I did not know Ron but I am a High School friend of his Aunt Linda. I am sure Ron went sliding into Heaven saying I’am Here! His Mom was there to greet him. Blessings to the Seyka Family.

May & Ron Simon
March 8, 2020 at 1:29 pm

Andrea and family,
Our hearts break for you and our prayers are sent your way. God bless you all in this very sad time.
Mary & Ron Simon

Dean and Donna Hosfield
March 8, 2020 at 9:42 pm

So sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you all.

Much love from the Hosfield family

The Emmons’
March 9, 2020 at 8:52 am

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. A great guy gone way too young. RIP Ron.

Mike and Joy Ryan
March 9, 2020 at 8:53 am

Mike and I are holding you and your family in our thoughts and prayers.

May your pleasant memories sustain and comfort you.

With much and many hugs …

The Thelen's
March 9, 2020 at 10:16 am

Thoughts and prayers, you will be missed

Sue Granger
March 9, 2020 at 5:05 pm

Rest in peace Ron

Mary Ann Verbanic
March 9, 2020 at 5:06 pm

Dear Ronnie, Nancy, and your whole family,
Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers at this sad time.
May Ron rest now with the angels and watch over you.
Love, Mary Ann Verbanic

Gene & Marilyn Sample
March 9, 2020 at 8:15 pm

Andrea and family, you are in our thoughts and prayers. Our thanks to Ron for all his time with the LPD and protecting Lansing. All of the kids that he guided and mentored will certainly miss him, but were very lucky to have known him. May your memories help you through this difficult time. Much Love.

Brian Philson
March 10, 2020 at 8:13 am

Andrea and family,

So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Brad Keller
March 10, 2020 at 8:34 am

Andrea, we are so very sorry for your loss. God bless you and your family.

Kevin Hatch
March 10, 2020 at 9:14 am

Gone to soon my brother. We will meet again one day and play an outstanding course with perfect drives and 30 foot putts that never leave the hole. I’ll miss you for the rest of my days. All my love and prayers to the Seyka family.
Kevin Hatch

March 10, 2020 at 9:26 am

Andrea, my prayers are with you, your family and your husband. Ron’s many years of serving and protecting his community holds a special place in my heart and in heaven. God Blesses You!

Susan Lierman
March 10, 2020 at 10:03 am

Andrea and family,
We are so sorry for your loss, our thoughts & prayer are with all of you. He may be gone but his memory will live on. God bless you all.
Susan and John Lierman and family

Al Slamer
March 10, 2020 at 10:35 am

Ron was a really good man who cared deeply for his family and his community! Our thoughts and prayers are with all his family and friends.

Al and Maureen Slamer

Jim Paparella
March 10, 2020 at 12:50 pm


I am deeply saddened by your loss. May the love of those around you provide comfort and peace in the days ahead.

Cedric Ford
March 10, 2020 at 2:00 pm


I will always remember our conversations about wrestling and your family. You always cared deeply for those around you. Thank you for always smiling and making me feel welcomed.


Mike Domagalski
March 10, 2020 at 2:19 pm

Andrea and Family,

So sorry for your loss. Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers!

Barb Houghteling
March 10, 2020 at 3:33 pm

I cannot believe you’re gone. My childhood friend, neighbor, and co-worker. So glad to know you and prouder yet to say I worked with you as Detective for the LPD. My thoughts and prayers and Hugs to comfort the Seyka Family.

Terri Lehman-Carrow
March 10, 2020 at 5:45 pm

What seems like lifetime ago, Ron sat in my EMT classroom at LCC, so eager to learn and excited to serve. Such a good student; such a great guy. I always knew he would do some great things in Public Safety. I never lost track of him and our paths crossed several times through the years when he was at LPD and I was at Eaton County 911. My thoughts and prayers are with Andrea and your family. May you Rest In Peace Ron, well done good and faithful servant.

The Whitford’s
March 10, 2020 at 6:20 pm

Andrea and family
We have nothing but great memories with you and yours. He will be a very missed man but the memories will last our lifetimes. Our thoughts are with you all during this difficult time. We love you all!
The Whitford’s

Chuck Henderson
March 11, 2020 at 10:35 am

Ron was a very special friend and person. Throughout his battle I never heard him complain. When asked how he was doing, the most he would say was that his last treatment was a little rough. I have never seen a braver person. He will be missed. My thoughts are with his family and his many friends.

March 12, 2020 at 3:01 pm

Our Wrestling family has lost a great man, father, husband. Love Del


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