Ron Searles, 69 years of age, born May 24, 1942 in Bliss Township of Levering, MI to Herbert and Daisy Searles passed away Feb 20th, 2012 during their winter visit in Mesa, AZ after a long battle with heart disease and other complications. Ron is survived by his wife and best friend Linda, three children Shari, Ron (Cindy) and Jeff (Sara), five grandchildren Kyle, Jessica, Krystal, Kaela and Crystal, six siblings Herbert, Helen, Kenneth (Barb), Rodney (Donna), Harriet (Jim) and Christine (George),and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and countless friends.
Ron worked for 33 years at the Emmet County Road Commission, served as Township Treasurer, and enjoyed the great outdoors hunting and fishing, hiking, gardening, camping and woodworking.
There will be a celebration of Ron’s life on Saturday March 3rd at the Mesa Regal Resort’s Ironwood Room, 4700 East Main Street, at 11:00 a.m. and again in Levering Michigan in the Spring (TBD).
Ron is currently exploring the last frontier which is just beyond life’s last mountain to see what lies on the other side.
“I Am Always With You”————-
I am always with you——————————
When I am gone, release me, let me go.———-
I have so many things to see and do,————–
You mustn’t tie yourself to me with too many tears,———————————————-
But be thankful we had so many good years.—-
I gave you my love, and you can only guess—–
How much you’ve given me in happiness.———
I thank you for the love that you have shown,-
But now it is time I traveled on alone.———–
So grieve for me a while, if grieve you must——
Then let your grief be comforted by trust———
That it is only for a while that we must part,—-
So treasure the memories within your heart.—–
I won’t be far away for life goes on.—————
And if you need me, call and I will come.———
Though you can’t see or touch me, I will be near-
And if you listen with your heart, you’ll hear—-
All my love around you soft and clear————-
And then, when you come this way alone,———
I’ll greet you with a smile and a “Welcome Home”.