Native of Sterling Heights, Michigan… a West-Sider. A committed family man and father of 6 children. Began his career as a stock broker, then quickly demonstrated a keen sense for commodities trading. After success in trading gold and silver, he transitioned his insight to the midwest steel industry. An entrepreneur at heart, and after working for some of the region’s largest steel manufacturers as a leading salesperson, he branched off to form his own companies. In 1984, he founded Nordin Industries, a leading steel brokerage firm, and later Bulldog Steel Processing, which handled specialized fabrication of steel products nationally. Ron was a recognized antiquitarian, a lifelong passion he pursued with his wife and best friend, Elayne. They were known in the industry as The Crazy Pair. After developing specialized knowledge of rare timepieces, he enrolled in school and became a certified horologist, capable of assessing value and repairing some of the most delicate and complicated instruments. He was a lover of music which he instilled in all of his children. A profound musician, himself, he played the guitar and harmonica. Playing the Blues was his passion. A lifetime member of the Detroit Finnish Cooperative Summer Camp Association, Wolverine Knife Collectors Club and Michigan Antique Arms Collectors. Ron was dedicated to his family and community, playing an active role in Cub Scouts and local Youth Soccer leagues, always looking for more time with his children. In lieu of flowers, charitable contributions may be made to the American Heart Association or a charitable organization of your choice.
Survived by: Wife, Elayne (an East-Sider) for 57 years. 6 children: Michele(Andy), Erik (Mae), Chris (Michelle), Adam (Michele), Jennifer, Israel (Amanda). 8 Grandchildren: Josh, Nicole, Corey, Jacob, Lucille, Norah, Gus, Lilah,1 Great-grandchild (Riley), 1 Sister: Ann Nickoloff (Carl), 1 Niece: Anita Yeager, 1 Nephew: Dr. Steven Nickoloff
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May 10, 12:00 – 3:00 pm, Memorial Service at 1:00 pm.
E. J. Mandziuk & Son Funeral Directors, Inc. Sterling Heights
3801 18 Mile Road
Sterling Heights, MI, 48314
Celebration of Life
May 10 at 5:00 – 9:00 pm
Owl and the Raven
4225 3rd Street
Detroit, MI, 48201