2013-09-05 / Obituaries

Ronald L. Shier

GARDEN – Ronald L. Shier, 74, of 6124 State St., Garden, Mich., passed away Friday, Aug. 30, 2013, at Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital.

Ron was born June 12, 1939, in Durand, Mich., the son of Mathew J. and Margaret (Saxton) Shier. He was a graduate of Durand High School.

He proudly served our country in the U.S. Air Force.

On July 30, 1983, Ron married the former Kelly J. Whipple in Durand and they resided in the Lower Michigan area during his working career.

Ron retired from General Motors in 1999, and moved to the Garden Peninsula area. He enjoyed being outdoors and in the woods. Ron loved people and animals and will always be remembered for his “contagious smile”.

He is survived by his wife Kelly J. Shier of Garden; daughters, Jody (Donald) Warner, and Samantha Shier; his loving grandchildren; brother, Jack Shier; sister-inlaws, Racheal and Laura; motherin law, Alice; nieces, Angela, Ariel, Nevaeh, Shayna, Mikaylah, Chloe, Jayde, Marley and Haleigh;and nephews, Keenen and girlfriend Alison, Kodey, Kevin Jr., Casey and Devin. He is further survived by his forever buddy, Jeff Vertz; and his faithful canine companions, Pede, Katie, Simba, Shawneelynn.

Ron was preceded in death by his parents and son, Gary Shier.

A Celebration of Ron’s life will be held at 8:30 p.m., Friday, Sept. 6, at D & J’s on the Bay, in Garden.

Messier-Broullire Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be expressed at www.mbfuneral.com.

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