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Ronald J. Lucas

July 19, 1939 — January 14, 2022

Ronald J. Lucas

Ron passed away Friday, January 14, 2022, at McLaren Bay Region at the age of 82 years. He was born in Alma on July 19, 1939, to the late Russell and Josie (Swank) Lucas. Ron married the "neighbor girl" the former Patricia Essex on February 25, 1961, and she preceded him in death on October 14, 2015. He then married Grace Smith on January 13, 2017, and she preceded him in death on January 6, 2022. Ron worked and retired from General Motors after many years, he was also a member of the Singing Strings Hammered Dulcimer Band. In his spare time, he enjoyed theater, music, camping and being a care giver to others. Most of all he loved his family and spending time with them.
Ron is survived by his son, Shawn (Kymberlee) of Bay City and their son, Dustyn Lucas; son, Willie (Rebecca) Lucas of Berlin, Massachusetts and their children, Bryanna (David) Weaver and their son, Wesley, Victoria, Connor and Olivia Lucas; daughter, Katrina Lucas-Novak and significant other, Brent Federer of Sanford and their children, Joseph Novak, Trinity Novak, Jordan (Michael) Albert and their daughter, Emma, Cole Federer and Luke Federer; daughter-in-law, Jody Lucas and her children, Raini Lucas and Josie Lucas and her son, Sonny; sister, Dorla (Ray) Talaga; special niece, Beth Hahn; special friends, Sally and Clint Vansickle and several special nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his son, Robert J. Lucas and sister, Patricia (Bob) Gardner.
Funeral service will take place at 3:00 p.m. on January 22, 2022 at the Gephart Funeral Home, Inc. Officiating will be Pastors Ray Miller, Jenny Connelly and Doris Bloemker with cremation to follow the funeral. Friends and family may visit at the Gephart Funeral Home on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service. Contributions may be made to the wishes of the family. For online condolences visit www.gephartfuneralhome.com .

For those who would like to join the service via live stream, please select the link below Saturday, January 22, 2022 at 3:00 p.m.
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