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“I am sorry we never had the occasion to meet your brother and cousin Ronald as he sounded like a very nice gentleman. We offer our sincere sympathy...Read More »
1 of 5 | Posted by: JoAnn Sauvola Narhi and Clyde Narhi, Superior, WS

“So sorry for your loss. ”
2 of 5 | Posted by: Jerry, Mary Don, and Loretta Hoffman

“My sincerest condolences to Ron's family, especially Ken and Dorothy. ”
3 of 5 | Posted by: Anna M. Anttila

“"THE FAMILY, Our sympathy to the whole family. We have missed Ron's wave when leaving the cemetery. God Bless! " ”
4 of 5 | Posted by: Jerry and Marilyn Hokkanen

“Our Sympathy to Ron's family, no one knew him-like you, no one Loved him- like you, but many will miss him, He sure was a nice guy with...Read More »
5 of 5 | Posted by: Eino & Kris Miilu

Ronald W. Erickson, 74, of Greenland, MI, lost his battle with Alzheimer’s Dementia on March 19, 2017 with his sister Jill by his side. Ron was in Gardenview in Calumet for seven months and went to the D.J. Jacobetti Home for Veterans on December 16, 2016. All the workers enjoyed Ron for his smile and easy going ways. Ron was born March 3, 1943 at his home in Greenland to Ever and Erma Erickson. He attended Mass School and graduated with the class of 1961. Ron entered the U.S. Army in the fall of 1961 and completed his duties in 1963. In 1964 he went to NMU and earned a vocational certificate. Ron then went to work for Chrysler in Detroit. He returned home in July of 1965 for his father’s funeral and stayed to help his mom and young sister, Jill. Ron was hired as a surveyor at White Pine Copper where he worked until 1986. He drove school bus and was hired by On-Tran where he worked until his retirement. Ron will be remembered for his quick wit and sense of humor. He is survived by his brothers, Ken (Dorothy) Erickson of Escanaba and Bob (Dorothy) Erickson of Fargo, ND; sisters, Joanne Buehler of Hartland, MI and Jill (Kevin) Burke of Greenland; 9 nieces, 3 nephews, 8 great nieces and 10 great nephews, whom he was all very proud of. Also many cousins survive him. He was preceded in death by his parents, grandparents, all of his aunts and uncles, his brother-in-law, Verne Buehler, and his godson and nephew, David Erickson. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 22, 2017 at 1 p.m. in the Canale-Tonella Funeral Home in Marquette with Rev. Rell Spickerman officiating. Ron’s family will greet friends and relatives in the funeral home from 11 a.m. until the time of the service. A luncheon will follow in the funeral home. Burial will take place at Maple Grove Cemetery in Greenland in early summer. The Canale-Tonella Funeral Home of Marquette has been entrusted with arrangements where memories and condolences may be shared at