Ronald Kent

April 4, 1934 - December 12, 2018
Kalamazoo, MI

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Burial

Friday, December 21, 2018
2:30 PM EST
Ft. Custer National Cemetery
15501 Dickman Rd.
Augusta, MI 49012

A memorial gathering will follow at the Kalamazoo Rod and Gun Club (7533 N. Sprinkle Rd.) Casual attire is recommended.

Contributions


At the family's request memorial contributions are to be made to those listed below. Please forward payment directly to the memorial of your choice.

Ministry With Community
500 N. Edwards St.
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
(269) 343-6073

To assist with food needs.

Flowers


Below is the contact information for a florist recommended by the funeral home.

Ambati
1830 S. Westnedge
Kalamazoo, MI 49008
(269) 349-4961
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Age 84, died December 12, 2018 at Glenn Arbor Hospice, Battle Creek. He was born April 4, 1934 in Kalamazoo, the son of Albert and Letha (McCarthy) Kent. He was a proud Navy Veteran, serving on the USS Baltimore for 4 years. Ron worked at Consumers Energy for over 30 years. He was preceded in death by his wife Rita in 2014; sister, Barbara Dunfield; daughter-in-law, Robin Kent and brother-in-law, Tom Rafferty. Surviving are his son: Ron Kent; daughter, Holly (Ken) Baker and their children: Austin Baker and Autumn Estridge; step-daughter, Andrea (Daniel) Boyce-Kingman; his sister Sharon Rafferty and many nieces and nephews. Cremation will take place. Graveside services will be held Friday, December 21, 2018, 2:30pm at Ft. Custer National Cemetery. A memorial gathering will follow at the Kalamazoo Rod and Gun Club (7533 N. Sprinkle Rd.) Casual attire is recommended. Please visit Ron’s personal web page at www.BetzlerFuneralHome.com, where you can archive a favorite memory or photo and sign his online guestbook. Memorial contributions may be made to Ministry with Community marked for food program. Betzler Life Story Funeral Home, 6080 Stadium Dr. Kalamazoo (269) 375-2900