2018-07-11 / Obituaries


RON PAYNE VANDEVENDER, 74, of Lapeer, passed away July 6, 2018 in the comforts of his home and with his family by his side.

Ron was born in Royal Oak, on June 23, 1944. He was raised in Hazel Park and at the age of 17 he met and married the love of his love, Judith Beck. Together they raised three children in the Hazel Park area. In 1977, they moved to Hadley, where he continued his 30 year passion for wood/clay model making. Ron was an extremely hardworking man who was a devoted husband, father and a loving grandfather. Ron was also an avid Detroit Tigers and Red Wings fan. He will be deeply missed by all that knew him.

Ron is survived by his wife of 56 years, Judith VanDevender; his three children, Kevin VanDevender of Lapeer, Lisa (Kevin) Kellogg of Highland, Amy (Don) Eastman of Kalamazoo; grandchildren, Kerri Lynn (Kyle) Kujawa, Andrew Stubbs, Cassidy Eastman, Avery Eastman and Riley Eastman; two brothers, Rick (Elaine) Elrod and Gary (Cindy) Elrod; and his beloved best friend, Mike Madeja Sr.

Ron was preceded in death by his father, Payne VanDevender; mother, Betty Matney; daughter, Kerri Lynn VanDevender; sister, Peggy Gibson; grandmother, Pearl Matney.

Memorial donations to any of these three locations are greatly appreciated: Disabled Veterans - In Memory of Payne VanDevender, Suncrest Auxiliary or Residential Hospice.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, July 10 at Lynch & Sons Funeral Directors - Capstick Chapel in Lapeer. Pastor Bruce Craner officiated.

To place an online condolence, please visit www.LynchandSonsLapeer.com

Lynch & Sons Funeral Directors

Downtown Lapeer

810-664-8282 www.LynchandSonsLapeer.com

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