Ronald F. Aisthorpe, age 80, of Prudenville, Michigan passed away on Wednesday June 9, 2021 at home surrounded by his loving family. Ron was born on November 29, 1940 in Royal Oak, Michigan to Watson and Lillian (Strouse) Aisthorpe. He joined the US Navy after graduating from high school, specializing in ship repair, and served in the Vietnam War. Ron retired from the US Navy in 1978. After his retirement, he was employed as a veterinary assistant / technician, and then as a custodian for the Utica Community Schools. While working at the schools, Ron was befriended by a student who decided that he would be a good match for his mother. The boy was right, and on July 7, 1987 in Reno, Nevada he wed Catherine Kingston and immediately became Dad to three young sons. After first settling in California, the couple moved back to Michigan 23 years ago to be nearer to family and friends. Ron was a truth-teller, a story-teller, a fun-loving man and a wonderful father. Ron was a member of the Free and Accepted Masons, and he enjoyed traveling with Catherine, especially to warmer climates. Ron is survived by his loving wife of 33 years, Catherine Aisthorpe of Prudenville; sons Joseph Bohm of Mio, Jonathan (Lisa) Bohm of Ft. Lauderdale, FL, and James (Heather) Aisthorpe of Mayville; grandchildren Lindsey, Faith, Brandon, Juliana and Megan; sister Susan Walters of Richmond, and brothers Douglas Aisthorpe of Alpena and James Aisthorpe of Utica. Those also missing his presence include his sisters- and brothers-in-law and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and friends that were more like family. He was preceded in death by his parents, and his brother Gary Aisthorpe. A Military Graveside Service with full honors for Ronald F. Aisthorpe will be conducted at Great Lakes National Cemetery on Wednesday June 16, 2021 at 10 a.m. Interment will be in Great Lakes National Cemetery, Holly, Michigan. Christler Funeral Home-Prudenville Chapel is serving the family. To send flowers to Ronald's family, please visit our floral store. Condolences can be sent to the family online at: www.christler-holdship.com
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Published by Morning Sun on Jun. 12, 2021.