Ronald Clay Kolander

June 3, 1941 - May 13, 2021

Ronald Clay Kolander passed away Thursday morning, May 13, 2021. He was 79 years old. Ronnie and Cleffie met at the A&M Research Center where they both worked. They have been married fifty-seven years.

Ronnie is survived by his wife, Cleffie Kolander; two sons, Rowland Brett and his wife, Tresea and Daniel Todd and his wife, Amanda; grandchildren, Delaney and Clay Kolander; Kevin and his wife, Brooke Manuel; and Kim Manuel; great-grandchildren, Madison Ducote, Caroline Manuel, and William Manuel; sister, Molly Sue Ridley; sisters-in-law, Lillian Kolander and Connie Smith; and a host of nieces, nephews, friends, and extended family, Laura and Terry Johnson.

He is preceded in death by his father, John Laurence Kolander, Sr.; stepfather, Emmett Sherman; mother, Elizabeth Kolander Sherman; brothers, Gerald Wayne Kolander and John Laurence Kolander, Jr.

A gathering of Mr. Kolander’s family and friends will be from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., Monday, May 17, 2021, at Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont. His funeral service will be 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, May 18, 2021, at China United Methodist Church, 205 West Washington Avenue, China.

Memorial contributions may be made to China United Methodist Church, 205 West Washington Avenue, China, Texas 77613.

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China Cemetery

China Cemetery
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Funeral Service

Funeral Service
  • 205 West Washington, China, Texas 77613
  • 05/18/2021
  • 10:00 am

Gathering of Family and Friends

Gathering of Family and Friends
  • 1605 n. major drive beaumont tx 77713
  • 05/17/2021
  • 1:45 pm

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Bea Talcott

Cleffie iam so sorry to here about Ronnie sending hugs from Virginia your in my prayers. Bea

Ronnie and Judi Benoit

Sincere sympathy to his family. Judi and Ronnie