In loving memory of

May 27, 1941 - September 21, 2022

Ronnie Burton Pariseau, passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by family on Wednesday, September 21, 2022.

Born May 27, 1941, Ronnie was the only child of Sylvia (Mohn) and Burton Pariseau. He lived his whole life in Gwinn and graduated from Gwinn High School, after which he worked for the Gossard Company for a brief time before beginning 30 years of employment with Cleveland Cliffs Iron Company. During this time, Ronnie also owned a small business, Free Lance Photos, specializing in portraits, weddings and landscapes. He was contracted to take progress photos for Bechtel Corporation during the Tilden Mind construction. After retiring, he took a job driving the Shuttle Bus for the Ojibwa Casino and he enjoyed the new friends he made there.

Ronnie loved photography, his feline companions, flying his drone, buying tools and gadgets to use and lend out, do-it-yourself projects, learning and mastering technology, making people laugh with his witty humor, his daily dish of ice cream and bottle of diet mountain dew.

Ronnie is survived by his wife of 61 years, Edith Ellen (Maki); son, Steven Pariseau; daughters, Kathleen (Tom) Leone, Cynthia (Albert) Feltner and Patti (Alan) King; grandson, Logan King; and best friend, Michael Pelkola, who he shared many a Subway sandwich and conversation with over the years. He was preceded in death by his parents, Burton and Sylvia Pariseau.

Honoring Ronnie's wishes, no services will be held. Memorial may be directed to UPAWS or the charity of choice.

Ronnie's family would like to thank UP Home Health & Hospice for their care and guidance.

Canale-Gwinn Funeral Home and Cremation Services is assisting the family where memories may be shared at


Patti king wrote on Sep 26, 2022:

"There will never be a day you are not missed Daddy-O I was blessed to have you as my father. I know you are at peace now. I love you Daddy. "

Mike Maki wrote on Sep 24, 2022:

"Aunt Edith and Family I would like to offer my heartfelt condolences for the loss of your husband and dad. I have wonderful memories of my dad and Ronnie?s friendship, and can still hear their laughing together. My mom and dad loved your family so much, as I know you did them. Rest In Peace uncle Ronnie. I still have a family picture on my desk that you took probably 50 years ago. Love you Aunt Edie. It was great seeing you last summer. The treats that you gave were so delicious that they were half gone before I got back to Big Bay. Again so sorry for your loss. Mike and Maureen"

Michael, Kerry Ann, Kelly and the late Susan Pelko wrote on Sep 23, 2022:

"Sincere Condolences to the Pariseau Family on behalf of The Pelkola Family. (Michael, Kerry Ann and Kelly and my late mother, Susan) Ronnie was my fathers best friend, many trips to Subway for great conversation and a quick bite to eat. They enjoyed long conversations every night as well just talking about random things. If Ronnie had a question about something car related, he'd call my Dad. They'd talk and debate for hours. He would stop by while my Dad was fixing cars and pull up a chair and chat with him while he's working. The bond between these two guys was unbreakable, one most people wish for in their lifetime. Ronnie my Dad will miss you terribly, after the loss of my mother, Susan 11 months ago you and Edith were there for him. You stopped over and called everyday to check on your best friend. Thank you for that. He misses you. Fly High Ronnie. RIP"

Sandy Drozd wrote on Sep 23, 2022:

"Dear Edie, Kathy, Cindy, Patti and Steve, please know how sorry we are in the loss of your dear husband and dad. We didn't know Ronnie too well but we sure know what a wonderful family he has. We share in your loss and pray for comfort for you all. Rest in Peace Ronnie. Joe and Sandy Drozd "