Ronald Arthur Nightingale Sr., age 78, of Roscommon passed away Friday, January 28, 2022.
He served his country in the United States Army, during the Vietnam War. He worked at GM’s Willow Run Assembly Plant as a maintenance welder for 35 years, until he retired. He enjoyed golfing, hockey, and his family.
He leaves behind his beloved wife of 57 years, Diane (Hughes). Loving father, to Veronica (Darryl) Nightingale-Klein, Ronald (Deanna) Nightingale Jr., and Randall Nightingale; proud grandfather, of Adam, Austin, Jordan (Paige) and Zak; great-grandfather, to Korbin and Aerith; dear brother, of Loretta (Jack) Kramer, Dolores Ferrill, Timothy (Donna) Nightingale, Kathleen Nightingale, and Keith (Diane) Nightingale.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Traditions Health Hospice Services 1229 Arrowhead Ct, Crown Point, IN 46307.
A funeral service will be held Saturday, February 5, 2022, at 2:00 p.m., at Nelson Funeral Home, 135 N. Center Ave., Gaylord, MI 49735.
Visitation will be held Friday, February 4, 2022, from 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., at Nelson Funeral Home, 135 N. Center Ave., Gaylord, MI 49735, and will continue Saturday from 12:00 p.m. until the time of service.
Arrangements were entrusted to Nelson Funeral Home and Cremation Service, PO Box 1548, Gaylord, MI 49734.
4 comments on “Ronald A. Nightingale Sr.”
So sorry for your loss, sending prayers for the family.
Hello, all my family. I found out in the worst way in my opinion but hey at least I can enjoy the day. My Father and I spent time together during my mother’s recovery process. Hip replacement and back disk fusion. During that time we bonded soo wonderfully. After my mother’s return for physical therapy and care, I struggled to get my mother to do basic exercises but, my dad and I had a plan. We started to tell her every 10 minutes to do those exercises….I enjoyed those moments in time… My father was a prankster at times. I enjoyed seeing my dad in action (playing volume tag with my Grandfather Lance until he knew my dad was behind it) Called my dad a dirty bugger!!! My father Ronald Sr. always worked hard so my sister, brother, and I had the best life possible. I remember when my father had his heart attack like it was yesterday but, he was a proud man ..always said “you don’t have to worry about me . I’M FINE” soo true. I will miss you until my dying breath.
Your loving son Randall Lee Nightingale
My sincere condolences. May you find comfort in all the memories.
Rest In Peace Mr. Nightingale.
Capt. Jimmy Patrick, Ret.
I’m very sorry not to be able to attend to honor my brother in law Ronnie and support my sister Diane. Mother Nature put a stop to travel plans. I will always remember Ronnie as a hard worker, good provider to his family, great sense of humor, joking around, and always having a big smile on his face. He was a good guy! I know this family will miss him tremendously but we do know he’s at peace now and surrounded by God’s loving arms. Rest In Peace Ronnie!
Love you always Pam and Jim