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Ronald Jack Dextrom

November 11, 1951 - February 07, 2021



Ronald Jack Dextrom of Manton passed away, Sunday, February 7, 2021 at his home. He was 69.

Ron was born November 11, 1951 in Calumet, Michigan to Jack and Rose Marie (Hodge) Dextrom and they preceded him in death.

Ron served in the United States Army for a short time before coming back to Northern Michigan. He was a truck driver for many years before opening Ron’s Sporting Goods in Cadillac. He later moved Ron’s Sporting Goods to Manton before fully retiring.

Ron was an avid hunter, fisherman and Detroit Red Wings hockey fan. He enjoyed riding his Harley and was very mechanically inclined; working on cars, trucks and motorcycles. Politics did not deter Ron; he loved political banter. He would want everyone to know that he did not die of COVID-19. Ron had been attending ResLife Church in Cadillac. The greatest joys in his life were his grandchildren. He loved spoiling, teaching and spending time with them.

He is survived by his sons: Sean (Carrie) Dextrom, Eric Dextrom all of Manton and Robert (Yvonne) Mims of Honor, Michigan; grandbabies: Claire and Brooklynn Dextrom; dear friend, Kimberly Watt of Manton; siblings: Larry Lohman, Robert Lohman, Susan Adkins and Michael Lohman.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a sister, Cheryl Millan.

Memorial visitation will be held Friday, February 12, 2021 from 3-6 PM at Peterson Funeral & Cremation Services in Cadillac. An online guestbook is available at

Guest Book

  • Ron & Debbie Bates - Feb 10th, 2021 9:03 am

    "Sure will miss you Buddy"

  • Skeet Butler - Feb 10th, 2021 9:19 am

    "Lord my heart is hurting! I’ve loved you many years. That won’t stop here. I’m so sorry for your Family. You’ve always been 10 ft y’all and bulletproof to everyone. Go rest easy now. I will always miss you sweet man! "

  • Scott & Julia Barber - Feb 10th, 2021 9:36 am

    "Rest well Peanut "

  • Kimberly Watt - Feb 10th, 2021 10:14 am

    "My knight in shining armor, I can’t believe you’re gone. I love you endlessly and I can not imagine how life will be without you. Rest in eternal peace my love. I’ll see you some day. Love - Kim "

  • Connie & Glenn Foreman - Feb 10th, 2021 12:22 pm

    "We loved you so much! Your love is in our hearts forever. Pacer Pal, Warrior for Christ, Patriot, fishing buddy, friend & cousin. God bless your beautiful soul. "

  • Patti & Lewis Diamond - Feb 10th, 2021 4:06 pm

    "I’ve known you for 31 years. I met you while I was married to Ronnie living in Up State NY. We had some most memorable times together. Laughs and tears I will cherish forever. Then you were able to spend a month a few years ago with Lewis an me. Lewis loved and loves you like a brother. Peanut I will cherish our late night TV binge FRASIER watchings and laughing till we cried. We talked Tuesday before you passed, I will keep that conversation forever. I will see you again for I know you knew Jesus. Hugs and lots of love my sweet sweet friend. ♥️🇺🇸 I love you and I will keep pulling for President Trump for you and me. 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸"

  • Janice Cole - Feb 10th, 2021 5:32 pm

    "With deepest sympathy to you and your family. Please know your friends love you and are here for you. We are so sorry for your loss."

  • Gary Wattt - Feb 10th, 2021 6:29 pm

    "prayers and blessings for all"

  • Sue Halley - Feb 11th, 2021 10:04 am

    "I can not wrap my mind around you being gone. We spoke only 2 weeks ago and I'm so very glad we did. Ronnie, you were larger then life and so much fun. I will forever miss you my friend. I loved you as my brother. John will miss yours and his bantering together with Fox News. Ron, thank you for always being kind to me. I love you my friend - your Georgia sister, Sue"

  • Kimberly Adkins - Feb 11th, 2021 8:59 pm

    "Uncle Ronnie, I love and miss you so much!! You used to take me in the Peterbilt with you. I loved listening to you talk on the cb, Motor City Peanut, and sing country. I thought you were the actual singer of "Overton Mountain"! And I used to try and help you look out for the smokies but would fall asleep so quickly.. I wish we could have spoken recently. And when I get there I am going to make you tell me why..because I have missed you so!! You are in my heart though forever. Love, Kimmy "

  • Jon Bennett & Rita McNamara - Feb 12th, 2021 9:12 am

    "They say that nobody’s ever really gone as long as they’re remembered in one heart and Ron lives in so many hearts. We remember his generosity, his big-heartedness, the way he’d give the shirt off his back to a friend in need. And we remember his smart-alecky sense of humor and all the laughs."

  • Jeanette Phelps - Feb 12th, 2021 11:26 am

    "I am trying to wrap my head around this. I can picture you and Roger up in the great beyond hunting and being able to talk again. My thoughts and prayers are with your family in this time of great loss and sorrow. Fly high dear one. "

  • Ken Werbicki - Feb 12th, 2021 11:40 am

    "My Deepest condolences to all the family on this day. Ron, you be-friended a young Canadian kid and taught him how to achieve his dreams of trucking on the big roads. Peanut, you were a mentor and a friend that will be sadly missed, the memories of those times will always be cherished...... Rest Easy, my friend"

  • Trent Mulder - Feb 12th, 2021 11:43 am

    "It was always a good day when I got to see Ron. You'll be missed greatly."

  • Willard Foreman - Feb 12th, 2021 12:06 pm

    "Until we meet again, I look forward to strolling through Heaven with you. "

  • Dick Sable - Feb 13th, 2021 6:36 am

    "Ron, you will be missed dearly by so many, me included. You touched many lives in a positive way. You were truly one of a kind and so many of us have been blessed to cross paths with you. Rest in peace, my friend!"

  • Dennis and Mary Bennett - Feb 14th, 2021 10:40 am

    "Peanut- Through the good times and the bad, we always stuck together. We did some crazy things that most wouldn't even believe. I remember you trying to hop on the jet that was taking Willie and I to boot camp because you wanted to go with us. Whenever we would come up, you would be there that night or the next day to see us. Having someone like you in our lives was truly a blessing and I'm forever proud to call you a friend and, more importantly, a brother. We'll truly miss you. Things that we did together will always and forever on my mind. So long for now buddy. We'll meet again in good health as we were in our youth. I love you buddy. "

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