Ronald J. Dedafoe

Funeral Services:

Ronald “Ron” James Dedafoe, of Onondaga, passed away unexpectedly, September 16, 2018 at the age of 76. He was born in Lansing, November 22, 1941, the son of Joseph and Pauline (Hilliard) Dedafoe. He worked for the State of Michigan for over 40 years, retiring from the DNR Fisheries Division in 2002. He and his wife, Nancy traveled around the country for several years in their motor home. Ron was a member of the All Color Tractor Club and liked putting chain saws and tractors together. He made a name for himself, “Flipper,” when he tipped his tractor over into the river. Ron was an avid hunter, enjoyed fishing and was a push over for dogs of various breeds. Most of all, he was a loving husband, father and uncle to his family.

Ron is survived by his wife of 56 years, Nancy Sue (Strouse) Dedafoe; daughters, Dawn Dedafoe of Onondaga, Amy Dedafoe of Georgia; sister, Gertrude Switzer of Holt; several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Kenneth, Joseph and Carl Dedafoe; sister, Karen Kemper; grand dog, Charlie.

No services are planned at this time.

Those desiring may make memorial contributions to the Capital Area Humane Society, 7095 W. Grand River Rd. Lansing, MI 48906.

Arrangements were entrusted to the Mills Funeral Home, Shelly-Odell Chapel in Eaton Rapids. Please visit to place online condolences or to sign the guest register.