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Ronald Champion

Ronald Champion

Friday, November 13th, 1936 Monday, August 17th, 2020

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Obituary

Obituary for Ronald W. Champion

Iron Mountain- Ronald W. Champion, 83, of Iron Mountain, Mich., passed away Monday, August 17, 2020, at the Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center, Iron Mountain.

He was born November 13, 1936, in National Mine, Michigan, son of the late Thomas and Ruth (Blight) Champion. Ron grew up and attended school in National Mine. He proudly served our country in the United States Army, serving in active duty in the Korean Conflict, from 1954 until his honorable discharge in 1957. Ron as an active member of the Uren-Cooper-Johnson American Legion Post #50, Iron Mountain, for many years as well as the Sons of the American Legion. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Iron Mountain.

Ron enjoyed many hobbies including playing golf, playing softball for Cleveland Cliffs where he even pitched a no hitter. He loved sports including the Detroit Lions and the Detroit Tigers.

Ron was the best grandpa ever. He loved his country and his Lord and will be missed by his family and many friends.

Survivors include his ex-wife, Patricia (Rudness) Champion, Iron Mountain, Mich.; three daughters, Linda Hupp, Kingsford, Mich., Sandra (Brian) Lindholm, Iron Mountain, Mich., and Sherry (Marc Kulman) Champion, Menasha, Wis.; one brother, Roy (Glida) Champion, Maryland; four grandchildren, Crystal (Wil), Stacey, Brandon and Peyton; three great-grandchildren, Colten, Soren and Ivory; and by numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Ron was preceded in death by three brothers, Tunor, Samuel and Clyde Champion, and by three sisters, Helen, Alice and Janice.

Visitation will be held Saturday, August 22, 2020, from 12:30 p.m. until 1:00 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, Iron Mountain. The Uren-Cooper-Johnson American Legion Post #50, Iron Mountain, will accord military honors prior to the service. Funeral services will be Saturday, 1:00 p.m. at the church. Pastor Walter Reichle will officiate. Burial will take place in Ishpeming Cemetery. Due to Covid-19 masks will be required in the church.

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The family has chosen the Jacobs Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Iron Mountain, Mich. to honor Ron’s legacy of life.

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Visitation will be held Saturday, August 22, 2020, from 12:30 p.m. until 1:00 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, Iron Mountain. The Uren-Cooper-Johnson American Legion Post #50, Iron Mountain, will accord military honors prior to the service. Funeral services will be Saturday, 1:00 p.m. at the church. Pastor Walter Reichle will officiate. Due to Covid-19 masks will be required in the church.

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Martee Mendini- Trepanier

Ron left a great legacy as he cared for others. He was a ‘driving’ force at Iron Mountain Elks with his love and determination to ensure that whatever he and everyone he talked to would benefit the children. His smile and generosity of time and his talents will always be remembered.
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Kathleen Champion Hardy

I am so sorry to learn that Uncle Ronnie passed. I still have fond memories of him from when I was little. I pray that God helps you find peace and comfort through this difficult time.
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Gail Cater

Patti, and family,
So very sorry to hear of Ron's passing. He was a wonderful person with a heart of gold. May God fill the hole in your heart with His peace.
Jim and Gail
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