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Lytle, Sr., Ronald R. -

Ronald R. Lytle, Sr.

Otsego - Ron passed away suddenly on November 16, while pursuing his long-time passion: deer hunting.  Ron was born July 7, 1941 the first of four sons, to the late Ralph M. and Gertrude "Pat" (Nilles) Lytle in Toledo, Ohio.  Early in his career, Ron worked for the City of Kalamazoo as a foreman in the Parks-Forestry Division.  After fifteen years there, he left this to pursue a career as a licensed contractor, building and remodeling many homes.  For the better part of the last twenty-five years, Ron worked for the City of Otsego Water Department.  He also operated his own business trimming and removing trees. Ron was a devoted member of the Lighthouse Baptist Church, and was deeply involved in many church ministries.  He volunteered his time playing guitar and singing every Saturday at the Alamo Nursing Home.  Over the course of twenty years, he rarely missed a performance.  He was tireless in his efforts to help others.  Ron's smile and gentle kindness affected everyone with whom he came in contact.  He was preceded in death by his brother Mike Lytle.  Ron is survived by his daughter Paula Kay Lytle (Sandy Reid), a son Ron Lytle (Andy Hartzell), brother Larry Lytle (Diane), brother David Lytle (Maggie), many loving nieces and nephews, a very large church family, and countless friends.  In accordance with his wishes, cremation has taken place.  There will be a memorial celebration service on December 12, 2018 at 11:00 A.M. at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to: Kalamazoo Nature Center (, East Bay Children's Theatre ( or the Kalamazoo Gospel Mission ( Messages of condolence may be posted at

Winkel Funeral Home
Winkel Funeral Home
207 E Allegan Street
PO Box 165
Otsego, MI 49078