Ronald Ralph Larsen

Whittemore, Michigan
May 23, 1939 - April 12, 2021


Visitation will take place for Ronald from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Saturday, April 17, 2021 at Hale Baptist Church.

Service Location

Hale Baptist Church, 327 North Washington Street, Hale, Michigan 48739


Funeral ceremony for Ronald will take place 1:00 p.m. Saturday, April 17, 2021 at Hale Baptist Church, 327 North Washington Street, Hale, Michigan 48739. Pastor Todd Vossen will officiate with interment following in Reno Township Cemetery with military honors.

Obituary Notice

Ronald Ralph Larsen, age 81, of Whittemore, Michigan passed away Monday, April 12, 2021 at Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Michigan.

Ron was born May 23, 1939 in Hazel Park Detroit Michigan to Kathleen and Kenneth Larsen. At the age of 18 Ron joined the U.S. Navy and soon after met his wife of 45 years Nancy Carol (Bowen) Larsen whom he married July 8, 1959 in Honolulu Hawaii, with lifetime friends Dan and Nora Parsons as witnesses.

After the Navy, Ron continued his career and served as a police officer/detective in Wayne, Westland and Iosco County. Ron loved his music, fishing and snowmobiling. He would spend several hours a day working in his yard and gardens. He also enjoyed calling Bingo at the Whittemore Chamber of Commerce and was an avid and loyal fan of the Whittemore Cardinals and Detroit Lions football teams. From 1997 until he passed, Ron ran his own in-home computer repair business.

Ron married his second wife Jeannette (Stephen) Larsen on August 31, 2019. It was the first time in 14 years Ron was happy once again.

Ron is preceded in death by his father Kenneth Larsen, mother Kathleen Graham, brother Dennis Larsen, stepfather Orville Graham and his beautiful wife Nancy Carol (Bowen) Larsen.

Ron is survived by many; his wife Jeannette Larsen. Sister, Carol Raymond of Leslie, Michigan. Five children, daughter Carolyn Cadwell and her partner Michael McIntosh of Tawas City, Michigan, son Ronald Larsen Jr. and his wife Debbie Larsen of Chesapeake, Virginia, daughter Marilyn Longpre and partner Terrell Harris of Southfield, Michigan, son Kenneth Larsen and partner Diane Boehm of Warren, Michigan, and daughter Judith Petitti of Southfield, Michigan. Stepson David Nolen of Flint and Step Daughter Kim Olsick of Bay City. Ron was also Survived his grand children Dawna and Jeremiah Kilgore, Lisa and Jason Erway, Karisa and Nicholas Alvey, Brian O’Connor and partner Kolten Frenzl, Ronald Larsen III, Baxter Ruskowsky, Trista and Joshua Brock, Kenneth Larsen Jr, Ashley Larsen, Nick and Heather Shue , Sarah Whitlock, Austin Whitlock, Jason and Jacqueline Schwenzer, Jason and Maggie Boehm, Robert Clevenger III, Nancy Petitti, Dru Petitti. (Step grand children) Hailey Oslick, Hudson Olsick and Holden Olsick. As well as, 21 great grand children Blaine, Caleb, Nathaniel, Zachery, Morgan, Ethan, Gabriel, Kenneth Larsen III, Sophie, Daniel, Earl, Emma, Hailee, Brenden, Truman, Reagan, Abigail, Blair, Nicholas, Isabelle, and Lydia.

Visitation for Ron will take place from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Saturday, April 17, 2021 at Hale Baptist Church, 327 North Washington Street, Hale, Michigan. Funeral ceremony will take place at 1:00 p.m. with Pastor Todd Vossen officiating. Interment will follow in Reno Township Cemetery in Whittemore, Michigan with military honors by the Tawas Area Honor Guard. Online condolences may be offered at


Reno Township Cemetery, Whittemore, Michigan


my deepest heartfelt condolences and love to the entire family
— Frank Mahon
So sorry to hear of Ron's passing. He was a very nice neighbor. May he rest in peace. My deepest sympathies to his wife and family
— Sharon Enos
I will always love you Papa. Love all of you my entire family ❤
— Ashley Larsen
Good Man! Sorry for your lose . Always loved him. He was always good to my Brian. Yeah his first born grandson. I always loved him for believing in me and always will.
— Barbara L Smith
Ron, Carolyn, Marilyn, Judy. So sorry to hear of your fathers passing. Please accept our condolences.
— Charles & Yasuko Scherfner
My heart and prayers go out to Jeannette, all the children, grandchildren and the rest of the family and friends. May God give you all comfort until you all are united again in heaven.
— Ruth A. Hart
Our deepest sympathies to the family. We have fond memories, and he will be missed.
— Bryan & Judy Hubbs
Served with Ron at the Iosco County Sheriff’s Office. Great man to work with and he had great investigative skills. Loved to party too!
— Dennis & Cheryl Frank
I love you Grandpa, you will always be in my heart and I will always have great memories of you ❤️
— Ronnie Larsen III
Carolyn and Marilyn, I am so sorry to hear about your Dad passing. I got to know him as he worked on our computers many times over the past few years.
— Shari Kortman

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