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Poupard, Ronald

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Ronald E. S. Poupard, age 76, of Wolverine passed away on March 23, 2018. Ron was born in Monroe, MI, to George and Margaret Poupard, on January 18,1942.  He grew up and lived in Monroe, until he met and married the love of his life G. Jean Sumerix on August 31, 1963.

In 1973, they moved to Wolverine, where they built their home and raised a family of three girls.  Ron worked for U.S Plywood (later known as Georgia Pacific) in Gaylord, MI until it was time to retire in April, 2004.

Following his wife’s death, he moved north to Hessel, MI, to be closer to two of his daughters, where he loved spending time with his children and grandchildren. While living in the Upper Peninsula, he enjoyed fishing and learning how to play the drums of his native Indian roots. He so enjoyed deer hunting, fishing, playing and coaching softball.

In 2015, he was given an honorary name from the Minnesota Chapter of the Mendota Minnesota tribe in a naming ceremony with a fitting name, Eagle Goodheart, which was a great honor for him.

In death, he is preceded by his wife of 50 years G. Jean (Sumerix) Poupard, his son R. Eric Scott Poupard, his brothers Gary and George Poupard and his parents George J. Poupard and Margaret K. Haley.

Ron is survived by his three daughters LeeAnn Inosencio (Kyle), Lynelle Jaroche (Luke), and Lisette Poupard-Purgiel (Gary) & Lindy Hunt. His 9 grandchildren Jordan Hunt (Amanda), Jared Hunt (Shannon), Jacob Hunt (Chelsea), Eric Purgiel, Andrew Jaroche (Brittany), Seth Purgiel, Holly Jaroche (Todd), Lacey Purgiel, Casey Reid (Justin), and his one sister Patricia Shoffner. His five great grandchildren Jaxon and Wyatt Hunt, Kinsley Jaroche, James and Abigail Reid. He also leaves behind a true friend and kindred spirit in Christ and his Native Brother Cal (Lisa) Burnsside.

Funeral services will take place at the Wolverine Congregational Church, Tuesday March 27, at  3:00 p.m.  The family will receive friends beginning at 12:00 at the church.   In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Wolverine Congregational Church.

8 comments on “Poupard, Ronald”

  1. I am so sorry for your loss. The one comfort is knowing that your momma and daddy are together again with the Good Lord. God bless your entire family and hugs from the Walters in Indiana. Carla, Brandon, and Charlie.

    • Leeanne, Lynell, and Lisette, so sorry to hear about your dad. He was a very good dad, husband and man!!!!!

      • Judy and Lynn Hunt

        Leeanne, Lynell, and Lissete, my heart is with you in this time of your loss and sadness. Ron had a good life, good family and good friends. He loved you all and he was lonely without Jean, so now he is with her. He knew you all loved him and he knows you`ll all see each other again, someday, when it is time.My prayers for peace and comfort for you all. Love, Judy

        • Mark and Becky Griffus

          So sorry to hear about your Dad. He was truly one special man. Both your Mom and Dad, all through school, rooting and supporting their girls and all the Wolverine alumni. Mark enjoyed working with him at G.P. and reminiscing whenever we ran into them. They were a great asset to our community and will be missed by many. Much love to all your families during this time.

          • Harold christiansen

            I worked with Ron at Georgia Pacific. He will be greatly missed. My prayers go out to the family.

            • Susan Sim Pretty Flower

              I will never forget the time I spent at your house. The cutting wood with your dad, playing in the back yard and laying on the living room floor eating popcorn watching movies. Your mom and dad were two awesome, loving parents. They are back together again, this time with Jesus. How awesome is that. 💕
              I am thankful for the memories I have with both your mom and dad. I love you guys.

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