Ronald W. Shiner

December 13, 1932October 22, 2013

Ronald W. Shiner, age 80, passed away October 22, 2013. Beloved husband of Elizabeth (Szachta) of 58 years. Loving father of Cynthia (Ed) Knight, the late Ronald W. Shiner Jr., Gerald (Pam) Shiner and Robert (Teresa) Shiner. Proud grandpa of Michael, Sean, Ed Jr., Danielle, Zachery, Robby and Ava. During his life he served in the Marine Corps (Purple Heart recipient) and was a Detroit Police officer for 26 years, retiring as an Inspector. He went on to become Director of Security of the Detroit Renaissance Center, Director of Security for the NFL/Detroit Lions and owner of Seaway Security Agency. A passionate and well respected youth hockey and football coach. Visitation will be held on Thursday from 3:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and on Friday from 3:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. with a 7:00 p.m. Rosary Service at Kaul Funeral Home, 28433 Jefferson Ave., St. Clair Shores. Ron will lie In State on Saturday at 9:30 a.m. until the time of the funeral mass at 10 a.m. at St. Hubert Parish. In lieu of flowers donations are appreciated to St. Jude Children's Hospital. Please share a memory of Ron at his online guest book.


  • Visitation Thursday, October 24, 2013
  • Visitation Friday, October 25, 2013
  • Rosary Service Friday, October 25, 2013
  • In State Saturday, October 26, 2013
  • Funeral Mass Saturday, October 26, 2013

Ronald W. Shiner

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Jerry A Fleming

November 1, 2013

I worked for Mr. Shiner at the Renaissance Center both as a Security Officer and for a a year as an Investigator for the Seaway Agency. I learned a lot from Mr. Shiner. Mostly I learned about leadership for he was an excellent leader and cared about people.

Mike Adamson

October 28, 2013

My condolences to all of the Shiner family for your loss. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers during your time of grief.

October 25, 2013

Ron Shiner was one of my favorite bosses while I worked for the Detroit Police Department. He always cared about his people as people. Some of the things I learned from him are what I now use as Chief of Police in Walker. My condolences to his family at this difficult time. Catherine Garcia-Lindstrom

October 25, 2013

I enjoyed working with Ron at the Renaissance Center. He was a well respected gentlemen, that knew how to do a very difficult job. I was saddened to learn of his passing. May all his family and friends take comfort in knowing that he is safely in the hands of the Lord.
Steve and Jane Horn

Mike Saad (8-3)

October 25, 2013

Ron was my supervisor at TMU. I remember Saturday morning training drills, in all weather, with Ron making sure that every member knew his role and executed it flawlessly. His motives were simple - to deliver the police service, and to make sure each one of us was skilled enough to protect ourselves. I was inspired by his passion for his troops and have taken that lesson forward. A mark of a man is the lessons one learns from him. I learned a lot from Ron about law enforcement and about living life. He was a good boss and a good man.


October 25, 2013



October 25, 2013

He was an excellent, fair, and often funny boss to work for- at the Renaissance Center, and later at Seaway Agency. My sincere condolences to his family and friends. Mike McNally

Gregory Felczak

October 25, 2013

My time spent with Ron as my boss can be described as one of the highlights of a career as a DPD officer. It was to be a temporary assignment that lasted five years until his retirement, starting at the 1st pct., to Central Events and ending at Tactical Operations.
I watched, he taught and everyday was a learning experience from one of the most respected Command Officers of the department. His knowledge, compassion and friendship will never be forgotten.
When my son was two, I took Jeff to the office. Ron was there and my son said "Hi grandpa Shiner". Ron smiled and said "I'm too young to be a grandpa, but it sure sounds nice. I know he felt that way every time one of his little ones addressed him.
Boss, thanks for being you.

Chris Deschenes

October 25, 2013

He was a great boss to work for, Mr. Shiner will be missed. Thoughts and Prayers.

Sharon Ericksen

October 24, 2013

What a honor it was to work for him!!! A wonderful man that will always be in my prayers. Sharon Ericksen