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.