Ronald H. Pond

Published 10:35 am Thursday, April 4, 2024

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July 30, 1945-March 27, 2024

Ronald H. (Corky) Pond, 78, of Dowagiac, died peacefully, Wednesday evening, March 27, 2024, in the comfort of his home with his family’s presence.
His life began July 30, 1945, in Dowagiac, the third of six children born to Dick and Bessie Pond.
He married Leilani K. Fisher in Dowagiac on Oct. 3, 1964. After thirty two years of marriage, she preceded him in death in 1996.
Ronald graduated from Dowagiac High School in 1963. He owned and operated Schott Saw Company for forty-three years. He loved his work and looked forward to getting to the shop every day. He retired and closed his shop in 2023. In his leisure time, he loved watching NASCAR and attended many races. He also enjoyed deer hunting, mushroom hunting, going to casinos and spending time with family and friends. He was known to ride his Gator all around the neighborhood.
Ronald will be greatly missed by family and friends. He is survived by his daughter, Angela Marie Pond of Dowagiac; his son, Robert Matthew (Anita Rodriguez) Pond of Cassopolis; two sisters, Judy (Carroll) Clark, Marilyn (Lee) Prak; one brother, Jerry Pond; and a host of nieces and nephews.
In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Mary Katherine Jenison; one brother, Rick Pond; and brothers in law, Roger Jenison, Thomas Fisher and Thomas Cushing.
Family will gather Tuesday, April 9, 2024, at 11 a.m. until time of service at 12 Noon in Michiana Church of Christ, 500 East Prairie Ronde Street, Dowagiac, Michigan, with Brent Robinson officiating, assisted by Pastor Justin Shephard.
Ronald will be laid to rest beside his beloved wife in South Wayne Cemetery in Wayne Township.
The family prefers contributions in memory of Ronald be made to Caring Circle Hospice and Palliative Care, 4025 Health Park Lane, St. Joseph, Michigan 49085 or online at
Arrangements have been entrusted to Wagner Family Funerals Connelly Chapel, Cassopolis. Please share a memory or a message online: