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.