Ronald Carl Genschaw

11/06/1956 - 12/25/2018

Obituary for Ronald Carl Genschaw

Ronald C. Genschaw, 62, of Marquette, MI passed away suddenly on Christmas Day while vacationing at Copper Mountain, Colorado with family. Ron was born in Alpena, MI to Carl and Grace (Collins) Genschaw on Nov. 6, 1956 and graduated from Alpena High School and attended University of Detroit. Ron later moved to Marquette and attended Northern Michigan University. He tended bar at Northwoods restaurant then worked as a draftsman for Sundberg Carlson and Assoc. and most recently worked at Northern Michigan University.

Ron was an avid water and snow skier and especially enjoyed his time at his property on Sporley Lake. He was a friend to many and enjoyed making new acquaintances whenever he could. He loved football, was a Detroit Lions fan and watched them whenever possible.
Ron is survived by his brothers Charles (Kellie) Genschaw and Todd Genschaw, sister Gayle (Bill) Burd; nephews Christopher (Tabitha) Burd, David (Nikki) Burd, Chase (Alyssa) Genschaw, and Cole Genschaw and 3 great nephews.Ron was preceded in death by both of his parents.

A celebration of life for Ron will be held in the spring at Sporley Lake near Gwinn, MI.

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Gayle, I was so saddened to hear about the loss of your brother. It seems like just yesterday that we were all just growing up in Alpena. Our families were so intertwined with my brother Pat (Wegner) hanging out with Chuck and my brother Terry hanging out with Ron. I hope you, as well as your family, can find peace and comfort during this very sad time.
- Cathy Baldwin
My deepest sympathy for your loss. I grew-up with Ron, elementary thru high school. Although we lost touch over the years, he is always present on my walks down Memory Lane. I’ll hold onto those memories forever. Peace and love.
- Leslie Houston

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