Kelly & Ronnie Coleman Family

Hello friends,

My name is Jen Mesler.   On behalf of all of us who care for the Coleman family and the loss they are experiencing, I am asking for your financial support at this time of tragedy.   This campaign will benefit Ronnie and Kelly Coleman and their children Ethan, Jarred, Jordan, and her husband Casey.  My family is friends of the Colemans from Ada, Michigan (Forest Hills Eastern district). They have clearly made friends in many cities, states, and school districts including Indiana and Michigan.  I am working with a team of others from these communities to coordinate care for the family during this difficult time. 

The Coleman Family experienced a traumatic event on Tuesday, August 21.  While traveling home from daughter Jordan’s wedding, Ethan, Jarred, and their grandparents Ron and Joann Coleman (affectionately named Granny and Papaw), along with Jarred’s girlfriend, Hannah, were in a tragic multi-vehicle car accident in Susanville, California.  Another driver was found to be at fault for this accident and arrested at the scene for driving under the influence.  Grandparents, Ron and Joann, lost their lives as a result of the accident while Jarred remains in very critical condition at the hospital in Reno, NV, due to a severe brain injury. 

There are so many things to pray for, not the least of which is wisdom and peace for the family who is having to make many critical decisions over the next several days. The family has been with Jarred in the hospital since the incident.  

All Donations from this campaign will be given directly to Ronnie and Kelly.  Funds are needed for burial expenses, travel expenses, missed work, medical care, and ongoing unexpected costs associated with this event.  

For updates from the family and Jarred's condition, visit
  • Anonymous 
    • $200 
    • 45 mos
  • Rea Verburg 
    • $100 
    • 47 mos
  • Jake Kenney 
    • $500 
    • 47 mos
  • Molly Crissman 
    • $100 
    • 48 mos
  • Rock Ripley  
    • $100 
    • 48 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Jennifer Thrall Mesler 
Michigan, MI
Ron Coleman