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Ronald W. and Koschmider

September 11, 1942 — November 24, 2021

Ronald W. and Koschmider


Ronald W. Koschmider and Shirley Jean Koschmider, of DeWitt, Michigan, Ron passed away on Wednesday, November 24, 2021, at the age of 79, and Shirley passed away on Sunday, November 29, 2020 at the age of 73.

Ronald was born on September 11, 1942 in Cadillac, Michigan, the son of Joseph and Ethel (Winans) Koschmider.  Shirley was born on November 25, 1947 in Harrisonville, Missouri, the daughter of Kenneth and Donna (Noble) Holaday.  They were married on January 19, 1964.  They were blessed with 56 years of marriage prior to her passing.

Ronald worked for General Motors in Lansing, Michigan; he retired in 1995 after 33 years of service. Among his leisure time, Ron enjoyed woodworking, fishing, gardening, and being a grandpa most of all.

Shirley worked for Sparrow Health System until her retirement in 2012.  Among her leisure time, Shirley enjoyed wood painting, fishing, flowers, and being a grandma most of all.

They are survived by their children: Renae Cole of Bath, MI; and son Michael of St. Johns, MI; grandchildren: Trevor (Jennifer) Cole, Kristina and Katie all of Lansing, MI; Kyler and Blake of St. Johns, MI; four great-granddaughters.  Shirley is also survived by her sisters: June Bainbridge of Grandview, MO; and Sharon (Kevin) Fisher of DeWitt, MI.  Ronald is preceded in death by his parents, father-in-law and mother-in-law Ray and Donna Walker, sisters: Barbara Mishler, Nancy (Robert) Peterson; brothers: Jerry, Jerome, Doug, Carl, Kenneth, and Edward; and one sister-in-law Trudy Koschmider.  Shirley was preceded in death by her parents, stepfather Ray Walker, her grandparents, one sister Gail Scholten, one brother-in-law Gerald Bainbridge, and three nephews.

Cremation has taken place and a celebration of life will be held at Riley Township Hall at a later date.

Online condolences may be made at  The family is being served by Smith Family Funeral Homes – Osgood Chapel, St. Johns, Michigan.

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