2013-12-26 / Obituaries

Ronald W. Moilanen

ESCANABA – Longtime Manistique resident, Ronald W. Moilanen, 72, of Escanaba, Mich., died Nov. 2, 2013, at OSF St. Francis Hospital in Escanaba.

He was born June 18, 1941, in Detroit, Mich., the son of Arnold and Tina (Kemppainen) Moilanen and attended schools in both Detroit and Houghton, Mich.

During the 1960s, he served in the U.S. Army.

On July 18, 1974, he married the former Judith E. Schwichow in Manistique.

They had a son, Brian, and made their home in Manistique, Mich. Judy preceded him in death on Feb. 17, 1980.

Upon arriving in Manistique, Ron was employed at the Manistique

Radio Center and later started TV Tronics in Manistique.

He was currently employed at Pioneer TV, located in Escanaba.

In his spare time, Ronald enjoyed reading, studying and playing music.

He could play most musical instruments.

Ron is survived by his son, Brian W. Moilanen of Jacksonville, Fla.

A graveside service and burial is planned to be held in the Fairview Cemetery during the spring of 2014.

Messier-Broullire Funeral Home of Manistique is currently assisting the family with arrangements.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.mbfuneral.com.

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