Ronald Edgar Nordin

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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Memorial Visitation
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

St. Urho’s Party

Saint Urho’s will be celebrated on March 16 at 7:30 p.m. in the clubroom. This year St. Urho’s is on the third Saturday of the month. We will have pizza, snacks, dancing, free pool and the crowning of the 2019 King and Queen. The 1st annual St. Urho’s dart game competition begins at 7:45 p.m. So get your purple and green on and get out your grapes and grasshoppers and come celebrate with us. This function can’t continue without your support! We hope to see all the previous Kings and Queens. The cost is $6.00 per person.

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Winterfest will be this Saturday, February 2. starting with polar dipping and ice fishing from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. at Sun Lake and a Chili Cook-off beginning at 6:00 p.m. followed by dancing to DJ Jamie Geddes in the clubroom.

Weather Forecast for Saturday: Cloudy. Patchy drizzle possible. High 41F. Winds SW at 10 to 15 mph.