(Saturday - November 28, 2020) - Ronald Peter Gauthier, age 72, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, November 24, in Stambaugh Township.

Ronald was born September 8, 1948, in Iron Mountain, son of the late Arthur "Pete" and Lorraine (Beaudry) Gauthier. He graduated from Kingsford High School in 1967 and enlisted in the United States Navy. Ron was a Vietnam War Veteran and was honorably discharged after four years of service. He married Sylvia Elo on Aug. 31, 1985 at Our Saviour's Lutheran Church in Iron Mountain. A lifelong resident of the area, Ron, along with his brother, Earl, was part owner and a heavy equipment operator for Ed Gauthier & Sons Excavating. He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed fishing and hunting. Ron also enjoyed watching Packer football, MSU Spartans basketball and Bloomberg Financial News.

Along with his wife, Sylvia, Ronald is survived by a son, David Gauthier; two brothers, Tom (Barb) Gauthier of Kingsford and John (Dianne) Gauthier of Iron Mountain; three sisters, Cynthia (Mike) Manderfield of Atlantic Mine, Patricia (Leon) Caruthers of Belaire, Texas and Joan (Robert) Curran of Wausau, Wisconsin; a sister-in-law, Sandra (Louis) Ingalls of Alaska; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Earl and Peter Gauthier, and his mother and father-in-law, Bertha and Henry Elo.

Private family services will be held with burial in Quinnesec Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Bay Cliff Health Camp.

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The family has entrusted the Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home with the arrangements.


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