Ronald Swartz Obituary – Monroe, MI

Ronald J. Swartz, 87 years, of LaSalle, Michigan, went dwelling to be with the Lord on Tuesday, March 24, 2020, in his dwelling, together with his household at his aspect.

Born June 16, 1932, in Monroe, Ron was the son of the late Lee and Angeline (Anast) Swartz. Ron was baptized and confirmed at St. Mary Catholic Church in Monroe. He additionally attended St. Mary Grade Faculty and was a 1950 graduate of Monroe Catholic Central the place he performed basketball.


Ron served his nation honorably as a Corporal in the USA Military, serving from December 10, 1952, to November 24, 1954. He acquired the Military of Occupation Medal and the Nationwide Protection Service Medal.

On August 27, 1955, Ron married the previous Bonnie M. Moyers at St. Mary Catholic Church in Monroe.

Ron was employed for 32 years at Shopper’s Energy in Erie, Michigan from which he retired as a Lab Technician on September 16, 1987.


Ron was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Erie, The V.F.W. Put up 3925 and the Knights of Columbus, Erie Council 7413.

He can be remembered as a Godly man with many reminiscences and laughs from summer season holidays tenting up north, fishing, gardening, and bowling together with his household. He loved volunteering his time with the Knights of Columbus, praying the rosary for fellow Knights at funerals, delivering meals to the needy, fundraising and bingo. He devoted a few years to delivering communion to the house certain, weekly Eucharistic Adoration at his church and a lector every week at mass.

He had a present of constructing individuals really feel valued together with his heat persona and infectious smile. Ron liked his church and felt that each St. Joseph parishioner was his buddy. He and Bonnie traveled to Rome for the ordination of their grandson and loved spending winters in Oregon with their daughter and grandchildren in addition to touring to Eire, Mexico and plenty of different states all through the US.


Ron was a person that appreciated the easy issues in life with sturdy morals, religion and dedication to his household and mates. Ron’s best accomplishment was elevating his six daughters together with his spouse Bonnie and instilling in them his nice religion, which has been handed right down to his grandchildren and nice grandchildren.

Ron is survived by his spouse of 64 years; Bonnie, six daughters; Theresa M. Vandendriesche of Medford, OR, Kathleen M. (Don) Conklin of Suwanee, GA, Anne M. (Michael) Foor of Milan, MI, Susan M. Swartz of Ypsilanti, MI, Patricia M. (Chris) Prepare dinner of Ida, MI, and Judith M. (Kyle) Harris of Luna Pier, 26 grandchildren, 23 nice grandchildren, a sister; Sandra (Loren) Blum of Warren, MI, and Kenneth (Rose) Swartz of Monroe.

In line with household needs a personal graveside service can be held at St. Joseph Cemetery in Erie, MI, with Ron’s grandson, Fr. Ronald Conklin, L.C., officiating. A celebration of Ron’s life with household and mates, can be held at a later date.


Memorial contributions are steered to Sacred Coronary heart Apostolic Faculty, 5901 North 500 East Rolling Prairie IN, 46371, or Knights of Columbus Council 7413, 9758 S. Dixie Freeway, Erie, MI 48133.

The Bacarella Funeral House, 1201 S. Telegraph Rd., Monroe, MI, 48161 is helping Ron’s household with funeral preparations.

On-line condolences and particular reminiscences could also be shared with the household by visiting the obituary web page at