Ronald Dennis Huyck

Ronald Dennis Huyck, age 76, of Pickford, Michigan, died and went to meet his Savior on October 10, 2021, at War Memorial Hospital in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. He was born on September 9. 1945, in Sault Ste. Marie, to Denzil Mason Huyck and Josephine Doris (Menere) Huyck.

Ron was a lifetime resident of Pickford, who still lived on the same farm where he grew up. He was a graduate of the Pickford High School Class of 1963. Over the years, Ron worked at Huyck’s Poultry Farm, Cedarville Limestone Quarry, and for John S. McDonald on his horse farm, all while always working his family dairy farm.

Ron was an active member of the New Horizons Church of the Nazarene where he served on the church board and served as Sunday School Superintendent for many years as well as teaching Sunday School and serving as an usher. He was also a member and served on the boards of Marquette Township Zoning Board, Northwoods Christian Camp, and the local Chapter of Farm Bureau. He was a lifetime member of the Pickford Historical Society.

In addition to farming, Ron enjoyed being in the woods where he enjoyed cutting wood. When inclement weather forced him indoors, he enjoyed reading (newspapers, farming magazines, and his Bible) and piecing jigsaw puzzles. He enjoyed helping people and was eager to lend a helping hand where needed.

Ron his survived by his wife, Adella, whom he married August 5, 1972; daughter, Charlotte (Gene) Burlew of Pickford; granddaughter, Amanda (Dakota Swinton) Braneccum; grandson, Eugene Burlew; great grandson, Eli James Swinton; foster son, Jordan Kontio; sister, Bonita Huyck; sisters-in-law, Eleanor (Lee) Sherman, Esther Armstrong, and Alice Ver Strate; and brother-in-law, James Hyvarinen.

Ron was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Betty Huyck; sister, Shirley Huyck; infant brothers, Elvin and Robert Huyck; and brothers-in-law, Edward Hyvarinen and William Ver Strate.

Services will be held Saturday, October 23, at Galer Funeral Homes & Cremation, 24549 S. M-129 in Pickford. Visitation will be held from 12:00 Noon until 2:00 PM followed by the funeral service beginning at 2:00 PM.

Burial will be in Cottle Cemetery, Marquette Township in Pickford.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.galerfuneralhomes.com.

This story was prepared by the staff at EUP News or contributed from an outside source.

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