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Ronald H. Nurenberg

August 21, 1939 ~ September 11, 2022 (age 83)

Obituary

Ronald “Ron” Nurenberg

Ron went to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on September 11, 2022. Ron was born on August 21, 1939 to Harold and Bernita (Armbrustmacher) Nurenberg. Ron spent his entire life in Westphalia and grew up on a farm, which is where he learned his amazing work ethic. Farming was something that Ron loved and continued in some capacity for the rest of his life, until he was no longer physically able. Ron also loved to play baseball as a child and as a young adult. He enjoyed horseshoes, hunting, fishing bowling, golf, playing cards, and watching sports (especially Tiger’s baseball and any sports or activities that his children or grandchildren were involved in). He worked in the gas department at Consumer’s Energy for over 30 years.

He married the love of his life, Beverly (Martin) on April 15, 1961. Together, they built a beautiful life and welcomed 5 children into their home. Ron and Bev built two homes together during their marriage and had many other adventures. They enjoyed traveling in their younger years and were avid campers. There were many memories made at the Martin cottage at Round Lake. Ron and Bev had many wonderful friends who they enjoyed spending time with, especially going out to dinner and playing cards.

Ron was preceded in death by his parents, in-laws, Joseph and Carolyn Martin, grandson, Brendon Nurenberg, sister, Judy Atheron, brother-in-law, Dennis Smith, and nephews, David Smith and Jacob Martin. Surviving is his wife of 61 years, Beverly, and their 5 children: Tim (Jackie), Terry (Lisa), Lisa (Tony) Schafer, Scott (Jamie), and Becky (Scott) Halfmann. Also surviving are Ron’s 12 grandchildren and their spouses; Clayton (Olivia), Rachel (Clinton), Erica (Evan), Whitney (Jon), Logan, Alyssa, Lauren (Nathan), Dakota, Austin, Eve, Penny, and Celia. Ron was also a great-grandfather to Everly, Georgia, Amelia, and Adalynn; baby girl Nurenberg is on the way and will make great-granddaughter #5. Other than his faith, family was the most important thing in Ron’s life - he was so proud of the family that he and Bev created. He took every opportunity to make sure his family knew this through his actions and words. Ron is also survived by his brother, Joe (Helen) Nurenberg, sister, Mary Smith, brothers and sisters-in-laws, Roy (Kathy) Atherton, Pat (Gene) Geller, Anne (Ed) Smith, and Jim (Carla) Martin. Also surviving Ron are numerous nieces, nephews, and amazing friends.

The family would like to thank Elara Caring Home Care and Hospice for the compassionate care that they provided for Ron over the years. Ron also had numerous caregivers who took care of him in the comfort of his own home during his final years - many of them have become like family to us. Too many to mention are the friends who have visited, taken Ron for a ride, or simply offered him a chance to socialize. All of these people were instrumental in helping Ron fulfill his wish of staying in his home until his passing.

The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. by Fr. Eric Weber on Thursday, September 15, 2022 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Westphalia. Rite of Committal will follow at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery. The family will receive visitors on Tuesday evening from 6-8 p.m. and again on Wednesday from 12-2 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. at the St. Mary’s Funeral Chapel, 210 N. Westphalia Street, Westphalia. The rosary will be prayed at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday at the funeral chapel. Online condolences may be made at www.lehmanfuneralhomes.com.

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Services

Visitation
Tuesday
September 13, 2022

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
St. Mary's Funeral Chapel
210 N. Westphalia Street
Westphalia, MI 48894

Recitation of the Rosary
Wednesday
September 14, 2022

11:30 AM
St. Mary's Funeral Chapel
210 N. Westphalia Street
Westphalia, MI 48894

Visitation
Wednesday
September 14, 2022

12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
St. Mary's Funeral Chapel
210 N. Westphalia Street
Westphalia, MI 48894

Visitation
Wednesday
September 14, 2022

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
St. Mary's Funeral Chapel
210 N. Westphalia Street
Westphalia, MI 48894

Mass of Christian Burial
Thursday
September 15, 2022

10:30 AM
St. Mary's Catholic Church
201 N. Westphalia Street
Westphalia, MI 48894

Committal
Thursday
September 15, 2022

11:30 AM
St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery

Westphalia, MI 48894

Luncheon
Thursday
September 15, 2022

12:00 PM
St. Mary's Parish Hall

Westphalia, MI 48894

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