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“Senior year 1983, you have to take government, I thought oh gosh never was interested in history and I heard the teacher was hard. Michelle Muldoon...Read More »
1 of 39 | Posted by: Cheryl Galkin Bradford Allen - MI

“Lapeer class of 80. Ran for him in Track. Great guy always respected him. My sympathies go out to this Early founding father of Lapeer East. ”
2 of 39 | Posted by: Tracy Altheide - Lapeer, MI

“With Sympathy on your loss We are sorry for your recent loss and want you to know that we are available to assist you in any way possible.In a...Read More »
3 of 39 | Posted by: Tim Freese - Millington, MI

“Dear Pat, So sorry to hear of Ron's passing from my brother Mel. We are in Arizona for the winter or we would have come to the memorial service. ...Read More »
4 of 39 | Posted by: Mary K. Powers - Lapeer, MI

“Dear Mrs. Thwing and family, Still after many years from graduation (1971) I carry fond memories of you and your husband, Ron. " Mr Thwing". ...Read More »
5 of 39 | Posted by: Andrea brandenburg - Eugene, OR

“My condolences to the Twing family. Ron was a great teacher and coach and even a better person. So many fond memories of being a student, colleague,...Read More »
6 of 39 | Posted by: Bruce Eckersley - Lapeer, MI

“My condolences to the entire Thwing family, as a friend of Ron and Lori's I know he will be missed. ”
7 of 39 | Posted by: Colleen Coughlin - Alto, MI

“Mr T was a great teacher and an even better man. He possessed a great sense of humor and disarming smile he liked to hide behind a gruff exterior. ...Read More »
8 of 39 | Posted by: Derek Zell - MI

“We both had Mr. Thwing for govt (81 & 82)...what fond memories we have for a guy who loved his students and was passionate about what he taught. We...Read More »
9 of 39 | Posted by: Jim & Kim (Owens) Colmer - Gaines, MI

“Prayers to the family of Mr. Thwing. Mr. Thwing was a wonderful and very good teacher and Lapeer schools has lost a great teacher and the community...Read More »
10 of 39 | Posted by: Debra French-Stowell - Lapeer, MI

“I lividly remember being a new teacher running off dittos. Ron walked iinto the room and said "Remember, every paper you run off you have to correct...Read More »
11 of 39 | Posted by: Terry Brennan - Lapeer, MI

“Mr. Thwing was a favorite teacher of mine, he made government come alive. I was lucky to have Ron as a colleague at Lapeer East. He was always one...Read More »
12 of 39 | Posted by: Julie Ballard DeArmond - LeRoy, MI

“Thank you for your many years of service. You will be missed. ”
13 of 39 | Posted by: Jason McMasters - Lapeer, MI

“Thank you for serving our country and thank you for sharing your wisdom and life lessons with all of us. Truly a great teacher. Class of '88 ”
14 of 39 | Posted by: Bronson - Marysville, IN

“I wish the Thwing Family strength during a very difficult time. Mr Thwing was my Teacher and my Coach. He was a man I respected and he will be missed...Read More »
15 of 39 | Posted by: Charles DeArmond - LEROY, MI

“My favorite high school teacher! ...and the wonderful memories I have of this kindred spirit from high school are abundant. Sincerest...Read More »
16 of 39 | Posted by: Teresa McComb - Lapeer, MI

“Mr. Thwing was an amazing teacher and made Government class much more interesting than the subject actually was!! You will be dearly missed! Class of...Read More »
17 of 39 | Posted by: Angela Wadley Lawton - MI

“I am sorry to hear of the loss of this great man. My thoughts and prayers are with you. LEHS Class of 1989 ”
18 of 39 | Posted by: Jill (Barth) Clarno - Lapeer, MI

“I was taught by Mr. Thwing back in 1973 as a senior in high school. He was a prime example of a great teacher whose teachings about his subject ...Read More »
19 of 39 | Posted by: Candy Black Walker - Okeechobee, FL

“Mr. Thwing was an amazing teacher! I graduated 1n 1992, and he definitely contributed to my graduating. I wasn't the best student, and I'm not sure...Read More »
20 of 39 | Posted by: Viki Brown - Southfield, MI

“R.I.P Mr. Thwing! Great government teacher and coach. Will remember you from 1982! So sorry. ”
21 of 39 | Posted by: Kim Karinen - Attica, MI

“It's been many years since I graduated high school in 1985 but I still have such fond memories of Mr. Thwing! What an amazing teacher & amazing...Read More »
22 of 39 | Posted by: Donna Lambert Lee - FL

“Condolences to Mr. Thwing's family. He was one of my favorite teachers, at Lapeer East (class of '86). He was one of the few that made a difference...Read More »
23 of 39 | Posted by: Denise Hunt - LAPEER, MI

“Mr.Thwing was a favorite teacher. He taught government in a way that motivated students to become involved - as it should be. He was a kind and...Read More »
24 of 39 | Posted by: Molly Fitzpatrick Weston - FL

“Ron was a good frend of my brother in High School. Ronald (Tuffy) Shamel I remember him as a fun guy to be around. Even through the years we have...Read More »
25 of 39 | Posted by: Royce & Sandy Shamel - Vassar, MI

“Our condolences for Ron's passing. Cris, Julie, Ian, Mary, Megan, and Amber Hough ”
26 of 39 | Posted by: Cris Hough - Columbus, OH

“My deepest and sincere sympathy to Pat and family on Ron's passing. He was an excellent teacher, coach and mentor to all the teachers in Lapeer. He...Read More »
27 of 39 | Posted by: Sharon Namenye - Davison, MI

“Family of Mr. Thwing: Please accept our deepest sympathy during this most-difficult time. Both of us being LCS grads, we will always think fondly...Read More »
28 of 39 | Posted by: J R and Nancy Lomerson - Attica, MI

“Sorry to hear of Ron's passing. Love to Pat and the kids. ”
29 of 39 | Posted by: Nancy Barry - North Branch, MI

“Pat and Family, so sorry to hear of Ron's passing. Please accept our deepest condolances. ”
30 of 39 | Posted by: Bob and Linda McCarrick - CO

“So very sorry for your loss of Uncle Ron, he was a wonderful man. May God bless you and your family. Love, Matt, Laura, Anna and Kenny ”
31 of 39 | Posted by: Matt and Laura Gleason - Lapeer, MI

“Pat, so sorry to learn that Mr. Thwing passed away. My heart goes out to you. He was such a good teacher and I remember him well. I remember you...Read More »
32 of 39 | Posted by: Lynn Schlaud - Lapeer, MI

“My deepest condolences on a special father who was so close to all the family and who's many sayings will never be forgotten.(I'm tolerable today) ...Read More »
33 of 39 | Posted by: ruth bricknell - Rochester, MI

“Sorry to hear of Rons passing,condolences to his family. ”
34 of 39 | Posted by: PEGGY STIMSON - Mesa, AZ

“I too love the picture you've chosen of Uncle Ron. The kind of look to remember him by. He impacted so many young lives over the years in a...Read More »
35 of 39 | Posted by: Tricia Walters - Elmore City, OK

“I will miss caring for this lovely man, I heard so often how the kids at school loved him, I Loved him, he was partial to red heads I think, he was...Read More »
36 of 39 | Posted by: patty jamison - lapeer, MI

“I have many memories of my uncle Ron that begin with a larger than life "football coach" personality that captured a lot of respect from me when I...Read More »
37 of 39 | Posted by: Karl D. Tenlen - St. Johns, MI

“What a wonderful picture of uncle Ron, we will all miss him. I believe my Dad (uncle Tom) was waiting for him so he's not alone. ”
38 of 39 | Posted by: Kathy Bohnsack - Brighton, MI

“I will miss my dad, long talks, and the stories of his trips..... ”
39 of 39 | Posted by: Ronald Anthony Thwing - Wayland, MI


Ronald D. Thwing, 78, of Lapeer for 50 years formerly of Millington, died Friday, March 1, 2013. Ronald was born July 8, 1934 in Flint to parents Fay Milford and Dorcas (Reynolds) Thwing. He married Patricia G. Rossman on December 29, 1954 in Millington. Mr. Thwing proudly served his country in the United States Army during the Berlin occupation in the 50's. He returned to complete his schooling, then teach and coach for Lapeer Community Schools for 30 years, retiring in 1993. For that reason, Ron was a member of M.A.R.S.P., L.E.A. and M.E.A. His passion truly lied with his family; from traveling the world with his wife, Patricia, to spending as much time with his grandchildren as possible, especially following their athletics. He loved his family. Ronald is survived by his wife of 58 years, Patricia, children: Paul (Julie) Thwing of Davison, Timothy Thwing of Troy, Susan Thwing of Rochester, Ronald A. (Lori) Thwing of Grand Rapids, grandchildren: Erica, Audrey, Daniel, Joseph, Lynsey, Zachary, Mackenzie, Ian, Konur and Malindi, great-grandchildren: Christian, Evann and Donovin, sisters: Joyce (Earl) Koch of Millington and Nel (David) Gleason of Lapeer. Mr. Thwing was preceded in death by his parents. A memorial gathering will take place 2:00-8:00PM Wednesday, March 6, 2013 at Muir Brothers Funeral Home, Lapeer. A private interment of the cremated remains will take place at Great Lakes National Cemetery, at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family wishes memorial contributions made to Alzheimer's Association, for dementia research. www.MuirBrothersLapeer.com

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