Oron E. Sellers, age 78, of Sturgis, Mich., passed away Saturday, Dec. 26, 2009, at home surrounded by his loving family.
He was born Sept. 27, 1931, in Michigan Center, Mich., a son to the late Fred L. and Muriel (Quimby) Sellers.
Oron has been a resident of Sturgis since 1987 moving here from Tekonsha, Mich. On Sept. 9, 1952 in LaGrange, Ind., he married Elma Summey.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving during the Korean Conflict and recipient of the Purple Heart.
Oron was a hard worker, holding two jobs most of his life. He had worked at Eaton Manufacturing in Marshall, Mich., retiring in 1982 after 30 years of employment. He owned and operated Oron’s Bar in Tekonsha for 13 years, worked for the Sturges-Young Auditorium for 10 years, Green Valley Campground, and several other part time jobs.
He was a member of the Light & Life Wesleyan Church in Three Rivers, the Masonic Lodge in Centreville, the Order of Eastern Star, and he enjoyed the outdoors, especially fishing and hunting.
Surviving are his wife, Elma; daughter, Sharon (Tony) Hall of Tekonsha, Mich; four grandchildren, Jessica Hall, Ashley (Ryan) Davis, Shannon Hall, all of Tekonsha, and Becky Cole of Ft. Wayne, Ind.; two great-grandchildren, Owen and Dakota Davis; a brother, Christopher (Gloria) Sellers of Coldwater, Mich; three sisters, Elsie Lytle, Ann Winger, and Eve (Calvin) Walling all of Coldwater; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Scott A. Sellers in 2002; and a great-grandson, Ean Davis.
The family will receive friends and relatives from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the Hackman Family Funeral Home – Rosenberg Chapel, 807 E. Chicago Rd., Sturgis, MI 49091.
Services celebrating the life of Oron Sellers will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, at the funeral home with Mr. Larry Wallman and Mr. Robert Littke, officiating.
Graveside services will follow in Oak Lawn Cemetery with full military honors conferred by the Capt. John J. Kelley V.F.W. Post #1355 and the U.S. Army Honor Guard.
In lieu of flowers the family suggest memorials be directed to the Light & Life Wesleyan Church or the Huntington’s Disease Society of America. Envelopes are available at the funeral home.