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“Bob and family, Deepest sympathies and condolences on the loss of your brother. Ron was a good man. Knew him well from our high school days and...Read More »
1 of 7 | Posted by: Tom Cuff

“My deepest sympathy to Robert, Dick, and Fran. It is never easy to lose a sibling and i know your hearts must be heavy. I have many good memories...Read More »
2 of 7 | Posted by: Helen Connolly Bailey

“My condolences Bob, Richard and Francie. I can remember those hockey days with Ron at the Palestra, he was a good hockey player. So rest in Peace...Read More »
3 of 7 | Posted by: Dale Beerman

“I knew Ron in his bartering days he was a good man. RIP my friend,I send prayers to the family ”
4 of 7 | Posted by: Jackie Gobert

“Rest easy my Friend. ”
5 of 7 | Posted by: Mike Acocks

“To the Bannan Family, Extending to your family this heartfelt assurance of deep sympathy. With our condolences, the Marquette Area Public Schools...Read More »
6 of 7 | Posted by: MAPS

“I graduated with Ron from Gravereat High School. Was very sad to hear of his passing plus sad I didn t see him after High School. I remember him as...Read More »
7 of 7 | Posted by: April Gendron

Ronald E. Bannan, 70, of Marquette, passed away early Sunday morning March 26, 2017 at the D.J. Jacobetti Home for Veterans with his family members at his side. Ron was born on August 8, 1946 to the late Thomas and Frances (Miluches) Bannan at St. Mary’s Hospital in Marquette. Ron lived most of his life in Marquette, in his youth he was an excellent athlete and in particular a stand out hockey player. He had many opportunities to pursue his hockey skills but chose otherwise. He was drafted during the Vietnam War and trained as a medic. He served most of his tour at the Army Jungle Warfare School in Panama. After returning to Marquette, he pursued and acquired an associate degree in water treatment. Upon graduation he worked for the City of Marquette in their water treatment facility. Being a restless soul he bounced between many jobs throughout his life being employed as a Steelworker, Bartender and a dozen other jobs. Beneath his tough guy persona Ron had a soft heart and would give to others more of himself and his possessions than he could usually afford to give. To his friends and family he was a guardian and did his best to help in any way needed. He is survived by his brothers, Robert (Sandra) Bannan of Marquette and Richard (Diane) Bannan of Myrtle Beach, SC; his sister, Frances (David) LeCount of Martinez, CA; and many nieces and nephews. There will be a gathering in Ron’s remembrance at Breakers Roadhouse, 149 W. Baraga Avenue, Marquette from 2pm to 5pm on Saturday, April 8, 2017. A graveside service will be announced in May. The Canale-Tonella Funeral Home is assisting the family where memories may be shared at