Ronald David Lewis

Ronald (Ron) David Lewis, 64, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Monday, April 27, 2020. Ron was born on July 19, 1955 to Rosa Marie (Lewis) in Mainz, Germany. He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Dorriane (Dorri) Lewis; his children, Tracey, Alyssa, and Ethan Lewis; his brothers, Ray (Cindi) Lewis of Ester, Alaska, Ralph Lewis of Southfield, Michigan, Robert Lewis of Mt. Clemens, Michigan; three nieces, Molly, Emma and Sarah Lewis; and other siblings Jeff, Jerry, Gary, Terri and James. 
He was preceded in death by his biological mother, Rosa, adopted parents John and Gladys Riehl, and siblings Robert and Steph. 
Ron graduated from Port Huron Northern High School in 1973. He and Dorri married on March 18, 1977 in Port Huron, Michigan. He attended Michigan State University and received a degree in Criminal Justice. He worked for the Michigan Department of Corrections before obtaining his builder’s license and starting his own business, RIDDLE Construction Company, in northern Michigan. He then spent several years in the commercial construction world working for MKK. His most recent years were spent in the local trucking industry, working for A&L Iron and Metal, where he took full advantage of the treasure hunting opportunities. 
Ron was happiest around his family and was fondly considered a wonderful friend and mentor to many. He loved classic rock music and seemed to know something about everything. Had he been into games, he’d win trivia every time. He was creative, innovative and resourceful and had an endless list of “projects” he wanted to complete.
 He enjoyed his time in nature, tapping trees, cutting wood, and deer hunting and was a lifelong Michigan State University Spartan fan. 
He will be remembered for his charming conversations, calm demeanor, voice of reason and diplomatic disposition. 
In lieu of flowers, Ron requested that contributions be made in his memory to the Intensive Care Unit at Munson Healthcare, in Traverse City, Michigan. Donations will be handled by the Munson Healthcare Regional Foundation. For more information, call (231) 935-6482 or visit
A memorial celebration will be held at a later date.

Crawford County Avalanche

Mailing Address
Box 490
Grayling, MI 49738

Phone: 989-348-6811
FAX: 989-348-6806

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