Dawn Louise Karslake

Ronald B. Karslake

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Ronald Bruce Karslake, 85, of Vanderbilt, passed away Thursday, April 1, 2021.

He was born the son of Gordon and Neva (Thrasher) Karslake Sr. on April 15, 1935, in Vanderbilt, Michigan.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and his wife, Dawn.

Ron is survived by his children, Neva Karslake of Vanderbilt, Keith (Nicole) Karslake of Waxahachie, TX, and Katherine (Roger) Spreeman of Vanderbilt; grandchildren, Amanda (Blaine) Perkins, Tiffany (Justin) Mitchell, Jay Karslake, Julia Karslake, Christopher Karslake, Brooke (Nick) Slowinski, and Ashley Spreeman; fifteen great-grandchildren, and brother, Gordon Karslake Jr.

He was known for the engines he built, the machinery he ran and was a pillar of the community.  Most notably, Ron was known for the life and love he built around his family.

The family has chosen to remember him privately at this time and is planning a memorial service at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Vanderbilt Community Church,  PO Box 1, Vanderbilt, MI 49795.

Arrangements were entrusted to Nelson Funeral Home and Cremation Service, PO Box 1548, Gaylord, MI 49734.

6 comments on “Ronald B. Karslake”

  1. Don and Mary Howrd

    Ron and Dawn will be so missed. They were loved by so many. Sunday morning church will surely not be the same without their smiling loving faces

  2. Wonderful wonderful people. I will truly miss them. They were wonderful landlords. I am truly sorry. Love to all.

  3. Steve & Amy Schanz

    Kay, Keith, and Kathy, we are so sorry for your loss. Your mom and dad were special people, so many great memories growing up and spending time with your family. You are in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.

  4. My condolences to Ron his wife. Ron always helped me in projects I couldn’t get fixed. He was a very special guy. I will miss his smile. God Bless the Family.

  5. Suzie Karslake Medellin

    Kay, Kathy, Keith, and your family, My heart cannot express the double loss to you all. I cannot believe it anymore than you, my dear cousins. To know I won’t see Ronnie when I go around Vanderbilt is very hard. I sure loved him, and your mom, all of us grew up together. Lots of hugs. Suzie

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