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Ronald Bernard “Joseph” Parran

May 3, 1936 - March 31, 2024

Ronald Bernard “Joseph” Parran, 87 years of Ida, Michigan, went home to be

with the Lord on Easter Sunday, March 31, 2024, at his home under the care of

Taylor’s caregivers’ team and Heartland Hospice.


Born on May 3, 1936 – in Monroe, Michigan, Ron was the son of the late Alfred

and Stella (Scheich) Parran. He attended St. Joseph Catholic Church and school in

Maybee, where he was baptized and confirmed in the Catholic faith. He was a

1954 graduate of Monroe Catholic Central High School. On May 17, 1958, Ron

married his beloved wife, the former, Dorothy Sadoski, at St. Anthony Catholic

Church in Temperance, Michigan. Sadly, Dorothy preceded him in death on

August 15, 2000, after 42 years of marriage.


Ron worked as a skilled tradesman for General Motor’s Hydra-matic Plant in

Toledo for 30 years. He retired in 1988. He also continued to farm and for those

who knew him, he was a “workaholic”. He loved his family, always giving them

nicknames and he had his own as “Pookie” or “Pops” by many.


Ron is survived by five loving children: Terrie (Mike) Skampo of St. Helen,

Catherine (Dave) Ball of Petersburg, Michael (Darlene) Parran of Ida, Susan

(Robert) Trowbridge of Monroe, and Mark (Tammy) Parran of Petersburg, his

best friend and companion of 14 years Phyllis Peters, and numerous cherished

grandchildren and great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents and beloved

wife, Dorothy, Ron was preceded in death by his siblings Sister Connie Parran,

SSIHM, Beatrice Giljum, Leona McMullen, Alvin Parran, and his daughter-in-law

Lori Parran.


A visitation will be held at Capaul Funeral Home, 8216 Ida West Road, Ida,

Michigan, 48140 on Thursday, April 4, 2024, from 10:00 am until 11:00 am. At

11:00 am family and friends will form a funeral procession to St. Mary Catholic

Church in Monroe, where Mass of the Resurrection, celebrating Ron’s life will

begin at 12:00 noon. Fr. David Burgard will be the celebrant and Deacon Mike

Stewart will be the homilist. Interment will follow at St. Joseph Catholic

Cemetery in Maybee.


Memorial contributions are suggested to St. Gabriel Catholic Parish or St. Mary

Catholic Church.

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