THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Ronald T. Patron
Issue Date: September 30, 2020
Ronald T. Patron, 87 of Menominee, MI., passed away Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020.
Born March 30, 1933 in Ishpeming, Mi., to the late Theodore and Anna (Kangas) Patron, he graduated from Ishpeming High School in 1951 and earned a Bachelor's Degree in Music from Northern Michigan University in 1955. On March 28, 1959, he married Marcia Jackson in Ishpeming and in 1960 graduated with the first Master's Degree class at Northern Michigan, earning a Master's Degree in Administration and Supervision. He was a music teacher in Baraga, Champion and Menominee Area Public Schools, where he retired from in 1984.
An avid musician, his passion was playing the drums. After retirement he played in different groups throughout Michigan and Wisconsin and loved every minute of it. He also enjoyed fixing drums, fishing and was known to many fellow fishermen as "The Teacher". He was a member of Christ Lutheran Church.
Survivors include his wife, Marcia of Menominee; children, Jeff and Pam both of Green Bay; two grandsons and three siblings, Theodora (Fred) Magnuson, Gail Robertson and Dean (Paulette) Patron.
Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his grandparents; an aunt and uncle who raised him, Harold and Helen Simons and four brothers, Peter, Paul, Duane and Meade.
A funeral service was held at Christ Lutheran Church in Menominee on Saturday, Sept. 26 at 11 a.m. with Pastor Paul Cole presiding. Burial was in Riverside Cemetery in Menominee. Cadieu Funeral Home of Menominee assisted the family with arrangements. Donations can be made to Christ Lutheran Church or Red Horse Parkinson's Alliance in his name.