Ronald Clausing

  • Born: May 20, 1944
  • Died: November 18, 2020
  • Location: Holland, Michigan

Langeland-Sterenberg Funeral Home

315 E 16th St
Holland, MI 49423
Tel. (616) 392-2306

Tribute & Message From The Family

Ron was called home Wednesday November 18, 2020 after a courageous battle with COVID-19. He is now alive and well, celebrating Eternal Life with Jesus and his family and friends who have gone before.

Ron is survived by his wife of almost 50 years Char, his 3 daughters Carrie (Al) Block of Crivitz, Wisconsin, Jamie (Dan) Schubert of Granger, Indiana, Amanda (Mark) Ralson of Oswego, Illinois and son Jon (Katie) Clausing of Holland, Michigan. Also surviving are his wonderful, loving grandchildren, who were the apple of his eye: Ethan and Tyler Block, Samantha, Rylee and Jordyn Schubert, Paige and Keller Ralson and Oliver and Coen Clausing.

Ron is also survived by his sister Maureen (Hank) Loerop, brothers Wade Clausing and Warren (Dawn) Clausing. Also survived by sisters-in-law Ellen (John) Reinsma and Karen (Gary) Pajkos and many nieces and nephews.

Ron has lived in Holland, Michigan for a little over 7 years after he retired from his career as truck driver in the south suburbs of Chicago for over 40 years.

In making Holland his home, he has met many great friends who are more like brothers and sisters. Thirsty Thursdays, where he was nicknamed "Captain Ron", and hot dog day with his buddies from Evergreen Commons were weekly highlights.

Ron was a great friend - always smiling and a jokester but had a kind word for everyone.

He especially loved going to the grandkid's plays and musicals, their sporting events, shooting BB's, fishing at Dutton Park, drinking IPAs with his sons-in-law, or just hanging out. He was deeply loved especially by his wife, children and grandchildren, and we are thankful for our confidence in Christ and that we will be reunited with him some day in Heaven.

Visitation will be 11am-12:45 pm Saturday, November 21, 2020 at Christ Memorial Church, 595 Graafschap Road, Holland. Ron's funeral service will follow in the sanctuary at 1 pm. Memorial contributions may be given to Southwest Chicago Christian School or Holland Christian Schools.

Condolence & Memory Journal


Our deepest sympathy to Char and Ron's Family and Friends. It is our hope that fond memories of him will comfort your loss.

Posted by Mike & Sandi Money - Holland, MI - Family Friend   December 27, 2020

Our condolences from Lisse (The Netherlands)
We met neighbour' Ron at our cousin John and his wife Bea during our summerholiday in Holland Michigan in 2018. Almost every morning we have a nice coffee and tell stories on the terrace and especially laugh and fool each other over and over again. Happy memories. We wish the family a lot of strength for now and later.
Love, Nel and Jaap Hassefras.

Posted by Nel & Jaap Hassefras - Lisse - Friend   November 25, 2020

My condolences to the family. I'm so terribly sorry for you loss. I pray the Lord brings you peace and comfort.

Posted by Julie Cooper - Arlington, TX - Coworker   November 24, 2020

Ron always did have a smile & a kind word for everyone, I too met Ron at evergreen along with his good friend Earl. While I never went with them on “hot dog day” I knew how much Ron enjoyed it. I hope to get back to evergreen soon but somehow it won’t be quite the same. R.I.P. my friend.

Posted by Ron - Friend   November 24, 2020

My deepest condolences to the Clausing. Ron will be greatly missed rest in peace

Posted by Steve Roede - St. John, IN   November 23, 2020

Ron exemplified a spirit of welcome and friendliness at Evergreen Common. I so enjoyed discussing issues regarding our Dutch heritage and the Chicago Dutch' in particular as part of his work-out protocol. He will be deeply missed at Evergreen Commons. We bless God for Ron and our condolences to Char and family.

Posted by David Knibbe - Holland, MI - Acquaintance   November 23, 2020

Dear Char & family as well as Wade & Warren& Dawn. So sorry to hear & will pray for your families. Sweet memories of him growing up on Eggleston Ave in Roseland coming back to me now, while growing up as friends with W & W & Dawn.

Posted by Dean Leensvaart - Tinley Park, IL - Family Friend   November 21, 2020

We so enjoyed spending time with Ron. Many fond memories of all of his stories & jokes! He loved to make people laugh, that's one of the things we loved most about him. "May you rest in peach Ron."

Posted by Mike & Kathy Schubert - HOMER GLEN, IL - Family   November 21, 2020

It is with a heavy heart Neil and I are not at the visitation to pay Ron and his family our respects.
He will be missed by those who were lucky enough to know him.

Posted by Janene & Neil Lefort - Saugatuck, MI - Family   November 21, 2020

I occasionally chatted with Ron at Evergreen Commons. His friendly smile and sunny disposition rubbed off on those around him and he will be greatly missed. My sympathy to his family.

Posted by Henry Holthuis - Holland, MI - Friend   November 21, 2020

Charlene & Family, I am so terribly sorry to hear of the passing of your loving husband & father. Hope you find some comfort in your beautiful memories of Ron. Sending prayers.

Posted by Arlana (Lana) Zabor-Fischer - Park Ridge, IL - Classmate   November 21, 2020

To Mandy and Mark, we're so sorry to hear of your awful loss. May your memories of your Dad, and your family's love and support help you through this hard time.

Posted by Mimi and Scott Desjarlais - Coventry,, RI - Neighbor   November 21, 2020

I met Ron along with his good buddy, Earl Welling, at Evergreen Commons. He always had a friendly smile and we often talked in the work out room about a mutual friend who was going through difficulties. I am shocked to read this and I will miss our talks. Prayers being sent to Ron's entire family.

Posted by Sharon Hendrickson - Zeeland, MI - friend   November 20, 2020

Ron was a happy & kind friend. He talked often about the Joy's of his grandchildren. I enjoyed his friendship and will miss him at the Tuesday "Hot Dog" luncheon. Rest in Peace my friend.

Posted by Joe Dally - Friend   November 20, 2020

Ron was a happy & kind friend. He talked often about the Joy's of his grandchildren. I enjoyed his friendship and will miss him at the Tuesday "Hot Dog" luncheon. Rest in Peace my friend.

Posted by Joe Dally - Friend   November 20, 2020


Posted by EARL WELLING - HOLLAND, MI - Acquaintance   November 19, 2020

So sorry for your loss at this difficult time. Will keep the family in my prayers.

Posted by Jeanine Elzinga Adank    November 19, 2020

Ron you were a Joy to all who crossed your path. We will miss you dear friend!

Posted by Cathy Pruim - Tinley Park, IL - Friend   November 19, 2020

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