Ron G. Derouin

Resided in Rapid River, MI
Died July 13, 2022

Ron G. Derouin, age 69, of Rapid River, passed away on Wednesday, July 13, 2022, at home with his family by his side.

Ron was born on October 17, 1952, in Escanaba, the son of Richard and Mary Ann (Knaus) Derouin. Ron lived in Escanaba and attended Escanaba Area Schools. He later moved to Gladstone after marrying his wife, the former Jill Burroughs, on March 8, 1981. Together they spent 40 wonderful years before Jill’s passing in December of 2021.

After highschool, Ron served in the United States Army before being honorably discharged. He then worked for Harnischfeger and Northern Rebuilders before working and retiring from the Joseph H. Thompson Oar Boat.

Ron was a talented guitar player, loved working on cars, mowing his lawn, and swimming at the lake. He especially loved exploring the beaches near Jess and Shane’s home in Australia. He would always be found on the weekends, during the fall, watching his beloved Michigan Wolverines and Green Bay Packers. He enjoyed watching the sunset out at his cottage with a good Old Fashioned or Busch Lite. He kept his family and friends laughing when ever he was around. Ron was a wonderful man with a good heart who loved life and the simplicity of things. He radiated positivity and was well known for his “can do” attitude. His favorite saying was “I’m here for a good time, not a long time” Not many can say they enjoyed life as much as he did and his time here was way too short. He will be dearly missed by so many.

Ron is survived by his daughter Jessica Branam, son-in-law Shane Branam, mother Mary Ann Derouin, sister Wanda Frossard, brother Mike Derouin (Lori Peterson) brothers-in-law Glen Olsen, John (Marsha) Burroughs, Don Timler, Jim (Jan) Burroughs, and Mike Arbour, sister-in-law Karen Derouin, good friend Dan “Turtle” Johnson, and several nieces, nephews, and friends.

Ron is preceded in death by his beloved wife Jill Derouin, father Richard Derouin, brother Cook Derouin, sister Sallie Timler, brother in law Jim Frossard, sisters in law Judy Olsen and Janet Arbour, and parents-in-law Mary and Jack Burroughs.

Ron’s family would like to extend their sincere gratitude to the staff at OSF Escanaba, Green Bay Oncology, and UPHS Hospice for their excellent care and continued support.

A celebration of Ron’s life will be held at the family home in Stonington on August 14th from 12pm to 6pm. The Skradski Family Funeral Homes of Delta County are assisting the Derouin family.

4 Tributes for “Ron G. Derouin

    My sincere condolences to Ron’s entire family, Growing up with Ron I have a lot of memories. He was a good friend, Many of great times. R.I.P. my friend

    Ron, what a Guy!!! One of the best around!!! We had SO many good times!! Camping, parties, motorbike adventures & endless fun! For the family we love you all & just know he’s smiling down at us all! Please take peace knowing that!! Until we meet again……

    I totally agree Dave. So sorry to the entire Derouin Family.
    A ton of great memories in
    Danforth. The entire Berhow Family is praying for each of you!!

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