Thomas Grondine Obituary, Death – Ryder On Saturday, December 17, 2022, Thomas Grondine, age 20 and a resident of Wilson, passed tragically unexpectedly. It was on September 26, 2002 in Green Bay, Wisconsin that he joined his parents, Curtis Grondine and Tammy Peters, in the world. Ryder, who was a member of the Grace Methodist Church in Norway, Michigan and served as a Specialist Grondine 91B wheeled vehicle technician for the 107th Engineer Battalion’s Forward Support Company and 107th Engineer Battalion’s Forward Support Company out of the Marquette area, passed away. The time that we spoke with him, he was working at Superior Welding and Manufacturing. He graduated from North Central School in Powers in 2020 and liked being a part of the school’s band as well as their robotics department throughout his time there.
Ryder built a rocket at the Camp Michigamme Science Camp, and it was successful in taking off into the sky. He also liked going hunting, fishing, and camping with his family and friends. His favorite activity was fishing with his dad. Riding four wheelers and dirt motorcycles with his cousins was one of his favorite things to do in his younger years. Ryder will forever hold a special place in his brother Carter’s heart for the time he assisted Carter in cleaning his first deer.
In his pride and pleasure, his 1967 Mustang, also known as Charlene, Ryder could be seen driving about with his aviators on and his arm hanging out the window. When he wasn’t out and about, he enjoyed listening to country music and teaching himself to play the guitar. All of those who knew him will remember him for his gorgeous blue eyes, his bashful smile, and his loving heart.
He is survived by his mother Katherine White, his father Curtis (Charemie) Grondine, his brother Carter Grondine, who idolized his older brother, his sister Natasha Willis, his uncles Mike (Klara) Grondine, Christopher Grondine, Nathaniel White, aunts Michelle (Rob) Sundquist and Amelia White, his grandpa Paul Moroni, his grandma Irene White, and his grandpa Al (Patricia) White
His maternal great-grandmother, Lois Moroni, and his maternal grandfather, Jerry Grondine, as well as his maternal aunt, Natasha White Stark, passed away before Ryder.
On Wednesday, December 28, 2022, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (Central Standard Time), guests are welcome to call at the Allo Coolman Funeral Home in Spalding. UP Funeral Honors rites will be held at Grace United Methodist Church on Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. (CST), followed by a funeral service to celebrate the life of Ryder Grondine. The funeral service will be officiated by Rev. Irene R. P. White, assisted by Rev. Dave Johnson and Rev. Walter Reichle. Grace United Methodist Church is located at 130 Odill Dr. in Norway, Michigan 49870. After the services are over, there will be a luncheon held in the fellowship hall of the church.