RONALD LLOYD UPTEGRAFF, II, 65, of Flint, MI, passed away Saturday, September 9, 2023. A Funeral Service will be held 2 p.m. Thursday, September 14, 2023 at Allen Funeral Home, 9136 Davison Road, Davison, MI 48423; Pastor Rob McPherson officiating. Cremation will take place following the service. The family will receive visitors 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursday, September 14, 2023 at Allen Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association, in Ron’s memory.
Ron was born in Flint, MI on November 24, 1957, son of Sandra (Lockwood) Uptegraff and the late Ronald Lloyd Uptegraff. He was a graduate of Bentley High School Class of 1976. On July 25, 1981, he embarked on a new chapter in life by marrying the love of his life, Elizabeth Donnelly, in Davison, MI. For three decades, Ron poured his heart and soul into his career, retiring as a Journeyman Tool and Die Maker from General Motors in 2015. His dedication to his work was commendable and left a lasting impact on those he worked with. Outside of his professional life, Ron had a passion for adventure. He cherished the thrill of riding motorcycles and the joy of cruising in his beloved Mustang. An avid hunter for many years, he found solace and excitement in the great outdoors. Yet, above and beyond all his hobbies and interests were his cherished grandchildren, who lovingly referred to him as “B-Pa”. They were the light of his life, and he reveled in the moments spent with them, creating precious memories that will be treasured for generations to come. Ron will be remembered as a loving husband, a dedicated worker, an adventurer at heart, and a doting grandfather. He leaves behind a legacy of hard work, love, and cherished moments that will live on in the hearts of all who knew him.
Ron is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Uptegraff; two children, Ronald (Heidi) Uptegraff III and Jillian (Darrell) Jordan; “B-Pa” to seven grandchildren, Trent, Tyler, Tegan and Tinly Uptegraff and Sheila, Xavier and Carter Jordan; mother, Sandra Uptegraff; two siblings, Dawn (Jim) Moliassa and Richard (Sue) Uptegraff; many other loving family members and good friends. He was preceded in death by his father, Ronald Lloyd Uptegraff.
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