SUTTON, RONALD H. of Ortonville, Michigan. Died December 17, 2020. He was 91.
Born on April 20, 1929 in Ortonville to the late William H. and Ruth (nee: Hemmingway) Sutton. He is survived by two daughters, Sherry Lynn (Lee) Jacobs and LuAnn (Dan) Mann; three grandchildren, Nicole (Tommy) LaFleur, Allison (Caleb) Buhs and Morgan (Paul) Derrzi; seven great grandchildren, Leah and Luke LaFleur, Ethan and Aiden Buhs, Kaydence, Wyatt and Jovie Derzzi; he was preceded in death by his loving wife and high school sweetheart, Mary Lou Sutton in 2005; one grandson, Jared Mann; three siblings, Maureen Scramlin, Robert and Orra Sutton and his special friend, Elaine Westerby. Ron retired from General Motors Proving Ground as a General Supervisor in charge of Operations for the Safety Research and Development Laboratory. He was a current Trustee for the Village of Ortonville Board. This was his second opportunity to serve his community in this capacity as he was a board member from 1983 – 1988 serving as a trustee and President Pro-Tem. His wise and sage council will be greatly missed. As a lifelong resident of the Village of Ortonville, Ron always made time to serve his community. He served on the Brandon Twp. Fire Department, Brandon Township as a Trustee, Brandon Township Elections Board and was the Co-Chairman of the Ortonville-Brandon United Fund Drive. He sat on the Ortonville Cemetery Board serving as a trustee and Vice President. Ron was a member of the Ortonville United Methodist Church for over 60 years having served the Church in many capacities. A life member of the Ortonville Masonic Lodge #339, Ortonville Eastern Star # 286, Past Worthy Patron and Shriners International. Due to COVID restrictions his funeral service will be private but may be viewed livestream on Tuesday, December 22, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at VILLAGE FUNERAL HOME, 135 South St., Ortonville. Pastor Brian Johnson, Officiating. A celebration of Ron’s life will be held at a later date. Interment will follow at Ortonville Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Ortonville United Methodist Church, Ortonville Historical Society or the Ortonville Cemetery. To send a condolence to the family go to www.villagefh.com