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January 22, 1943 - July 21, 2020

A graveside service for all who wish to attend will be held on Tuesday, July 28, 2020, at 1:00 p.m. at South Portage Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Kalamazoo Loaves and Fishes, c/o the funeral home.

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Age 77, passed away unexpectedly on July 21, 2020. Ron was born on January 22, 1943, in Kalamazoo, the son of Donald and Cecelia (Wdowicki) Commissaris. He and wife Sue (Kirkendall) were lovingly married for over 56 years. He was a beloved father to his sons, Mark Commissaris of Kalamazoo and Scott (James Carlson) Commissaris of Fox River Grove, IL, and a cherished grandfather to Caitlin, Melissa, Grant, and Aidan. Survived by brother James (Sue) Commissaris of Kalamazoo, his sisters in law, Lynne (Ed) Whitehead, Hazel Kirkendall; and his brother in law, Jerry (Melissa) Kirkendall. Loved by many nieces and nephews. In addition to serving as a long-time Texas Township Supervisor, he worked for the Upjohn Company for 34 years, and was a great mentor and contributor to the community. He officiated a variety of sports for over 50 years, was still active in the Big Ten. He travelled the world extensively.