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Ronald Newcomer

September 27, 2016
Shelbyville, MI




Obituary for Ronald A. Newcomer


Shelbyville, MI

Passed away unexpectedly at home with his wife by his side at Fawn Lake, the home which he loved, on Tuesday, September 27, 2016 at the age of 62. He was born September 24, 1954 in Chicago, IL to Kenneth and June (Petersen) Newcomer. He was united in marriage to Sherilyn Darnell on June 16, 1984. Ron is survived by his wife, Sherry Newcomer; daughter, Brittany (Gary Gales) Newcomer; father, Ken Newcomer; siblings, Raymond (Lisa) Newcomer and Roseann Newcomer; mother & father-in-law, Ben (Phyllis) Darnell; sister-in-law, Kathy Darnell, brother-in-law, David (Treva) Darnell; and beloved nieces, Lisa and Ashley Darnell. Ron was preceded in death by his mother, June Newcomer. Ron could accomplish anything he set his mind to and was always ready to take on a challenge. He loved working around the house and enjoyed living on Fawn Lake. You could always find him in front of the TV channel surfing or watching NASCAR events. Ron was a very smart, talented, and “handy” man. He had so many God given abilities. As a young man he played trombone. One of Ron’s life passions was mixing sound and being a sound engineer. Christian music was an important part of his life and was a member of the Solid Rock Army. He had come to realize that he experienced God at the right time. For him, Chicago and the suburbs were quite the hub for Christian music and all of the associated happenings. He graduated from DeVry Institute of Technology in Chicago and was employed by Parker Aerospace in Kalamazoo. He was a wonderful family man and above all else he loved taking care of and providing for his girls, Sherry and Brittany. Anyone who knew Ron could agree that he was a compassionate, kind, patient, gentle, God loving devoted son, brother, husband and father who cherished his family very much. A graveside service will take place at Grand Prairie Cemetery in Kalamazoo, MI on October 3rd at 11:00AM. Rev. James Dyke will officiate service. The family is being served by the Langeland Family Funeral Homes, Memorial Chapel, 622 S. Burdick St. In lieu of flowers, memorials in Ron’s name may be directed to Barry County Sheriff’s Office Victim Service Unit (for grief counseling) or Kalamazoo Gospel Mission. Donations can be sent to the funeral home.

When we get Home, our Eternal Home

There’ll be no more sick and dying.

No one is sad, no one is alone

And there will be no more crying.

He will wipe away every tear

From His children’s eyes

And put a smile upon their faces.

What a happy day when we see

Our Lord in Paradise

Crowned as King of Kings.

What a day that will be

Oh what a day that will be!

Phil Keaggy-What a Day


In lieu of flowers:

Barry County Sheriff's Office

Victim Service Unit

1212 W. State St.

Hastings, MI 49058


Kalamazoo Gospel Mission

526 N. Burdick St.

Kalamazoo, MI 49007