Rolland “Ron” Stier

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Rolland Robert “Ron” Stier, 81, passed away on February 23, 2021.

He was born in Detroit, MI, on December 25, 1939, to Harry Sr. and Florence (Qualmann) Stier.

Ron enjoyed time spent with his family. He especially loved family get-togethers and barbeques. His favorite pastimes were spending time “up north” camping, playing cards, and fishing. Ron was a very generous and loving person.

He is survived by his wife, Diane; his children, Tina VanTil, Gina (Brian) Miller, Dina (Edward) Jablonski, Nina (Chris) Bobo, Sabrina (Eric) Bright, and Angelina Stier; grandchildren, Courtney (Jerry), Steffaney, TJ, Lynsey, Nadiya, Haleigh, Hunter, Michael, Melissa, Mackenzie, Joseph, Michael, Raven, Christopher, Andy, and Haley; great-grandchildren, Martin and Jerry Jr.; and his brothers, Harry (Beverly) Stier, and Thomas (Donna) Stier.

Ron was preceded in death by his parents.

At this time, the family has chosen to remember Ron privately.  A memorial service will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association.

Arrangements were entrusted to Nelson Funeral Home and Cremation Service, P.O. Box 1548, Gaylord MI 49734.

8 comments on “Rolland “Ron” Stier”

  1. We miss you already.

    Who will remind us of the correct/original rules when we play Hand and Foot Canasta?

    We will miss you at breakfast. We will miss you at Bear Lake, where we always played Canasta, where Gary and you always declared you’d won more games than Diane and I, but we all knew better.

    We will miss you. Your smile. Your laugh. Your wisdom. Your faithfulness.

    You are: a great man; a great husband; a great father; a great grandfather; a great-great grandfather; a great son; a great brother; a great son-in-law; a great father-in-law; a great brother-in-law; a great friend; a great neighbor.

    Those of us who have had the privilege of knowing you, a little or well, were blessed by God in the knowing.

    We can’t imagine life without you, but we will see you again,because of Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior.

    We love you!!!!

  2. I knew I’d forget someone and I did. You were a wonderful uncle to your nieces and nephews.

    They love you and will miss you too.

  3. You were a pillar of this family and now there is another hole that cannot be filled. It was always a good time when you were around. We love and miss you so very much.

  4. Uncle Ron was a loving husband, a truly great example to us all of what a faithful, friend, and marriage should be. He was a very kind, gentle, and thoughtful person. He was an an influential role model and wonderful Godparent. Family was important to him. He always made us feel loved and welcome. His smile will be missed. My heart goes out to Aunt Diane and the girls. I know how much he meant to them all. We all were truly blessed having him in our lives. He will be missed.

  5. So sad to hear of the loss of dear Ron. Even if it is years ago, I’ll always remember his sweet sense of humour and kindness and the way he helped us try to translate some words, (no Google trend at that time!). He will be missed in Belgium too! My heart goes out to all the family.

  6. Jill & andre letourneau

    Our thoughts and prayers are with Diane, the girls, and extended family. Thinking of so many happy memories when we were younger and had family occasions at the lake and each others houses. So many good laughs were had between the Aunts, Uncles, and cousins. Loving memories💕

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