Ronald B. Toupin

CALUMET — Ronald B. Toupin, 76, a resident of Calumet, passed away on Tuesday, November 13, 2018, at the Aspirus Hospital in Wausau, Wisconsin, following a short illness.

He was born on July 1, 1942, in Detroit, a son of the late Bernard and Christine (Novak) Toupin. He graduated from Calumet High School with the Class of 1960.

Ron enlisted in the U.S. Army, serving from 1962 to 1964, until his honorable discharge.

He was employed at the Calumet Air Base in the commissary, until its closing, and then worked at the commissary at K.I. Sawyer Air Force Base. He was a mailman in the Lake Linden area. He also worked at Jack’s IGA in Harvey.

He returned to Calumet upon retiring, and began volunteering at the Fireman’s Museum in Calumet. Ron enjoyed visiting his daughters and spending time with his grandchildren.

Ron also enjoyed sports, whether it was Calumet hockey, basketball, or volleyball, he knew the stats. He was also a longtime fan of the Detroit Lions, Red Wings and Tigers. He also enjoyed taking walks through Calumet, and stopping to talk and have a cup of coffee at many businesses. Ron always had a joke to tell or a story from the Porcupine Press.

He is survived by his four daughters, Jill (Mike) DeVries of Auburn Hills, Timery Toupin of Rochester Hills, Karissa (Brock) Roudebush of Marquette, and Lindsey Toupin of Madison, Wisconsin; four grandchildren, Piper, Aili, Rece and Ira Roudebush; three Fur Grand dogs, Linus, Bristol and Watson; and friend and mother of his children, Dinah Coello of Laurium.

A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, November 21, 2018, at 1 p.m., in the Erickson Crowley Peterson Funeral Home in Calumet.

Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., on Wednesday.

Spring burial will be at the Lake View Cemetery, in Calumet.

In Leau of other expressions of sympathy, memorials may be given to the American Cancer Society.