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Ronald Jay “Bub” Orvis, 59, walked on to his heavenly home on August 20, 2016 at Spectrum Health Blodgett Hospital after a hard fought battle with cancer. He was born June 26, 1957 in Mt. Pleasant.


He married Margaret Marr on September 1, 1990. He resided in Evart with his wife. He was preceded in death by his father, Harold Orvis. He is living on through his wife Margaret, Mother Joyce Sandell, Brother and sister-in-law Robert Dean and Glenna Orvis; his children, daughter Susan Hartnett, son Jamie Marr and fiancée Brooke Paul, son Christopher Orvis and girlfriend Mary Eymer, daughter Tonya Petri; grandchildren Mark Hartnett, Madison Hartnett, Danielle Hartnett, Dakoda Paul-Marr, Carter Orvis, Brycen Orvis, and great granddaughter Zoey Hartnett. Ron was a loving, generous soul that lived his life for his family, especially his grandchildren.


He enjoyed going for rides with his brother Dean. He loved his pets, Minka his cat and Penny his dog. He had a great soul that always provided for his family and anyone else in need. He was a proud member of the Saginaw Chippewa Tribe of Mt. Pleasant.


There will be a memorial service for family and friends at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 10 at McDowell Funeral Home in Reed City, with visitation beginning at 1:00 p.m.

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