Michael J Ronner

June 30, 1989May 7, 2012

Lance Corporal Michael J. Ronner, United States Marine Corp, of Sudbury, died unexpectedly Monday, May 7, 2012 at Camp Pendleton, California. He was 22 and the son of Jeffrey Ronner of Sudbury and Linda Musgrave of Medford. Michael was raised and educated in Sudbury having attended Sunnyhill Preschool, Josiah Haynes Elementary School, Ephraim Curtis Middle School, and Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School. Michael worked as a lifeguard all thru high school at Atkinson and Longfellow Pools and also worked part time at McDonald’s. He attended Indiana University and entered the United States Marine Corp in January 2010 to serve his country and learn Marine values. Stationed at Camp Pendleton he held the rank of Lance Corporal and served as a Data technician. Michael possessed a great sense of humor who loved to make people laugh, especially with his many impressions. He had a ready smile with a twinkle in his eye that captured the hearts of those who knew him and he was sensitive to the needs of others. He was fluent in Spanish and had a passion for adventure; enjoying skiing from the age of 3 years, snowboarding, many trips to Steamboat Springs,Colorado, summers at Omni Camp in Poland Springs, Maine, and time spent at his family’s Martha’s Vineyard home. He hiked the Grand Tetons for a month with 9 other teenagers from across the country when he was 14 years old and loved to travel visiting Germany, Italy, Canada and numerous states around the country. He loved music, his car and motorcycle; his dogs, Riley and Murphy; and was an avid Patriots, Celtics and Red Sox Fan who attended many of their games. In addition to his mother and father he leaves his stepmother, Lisa Ronner and his step father, Peter Swanepoel; step brothers Quintin and Heinrich Swanepoel and Max Haines. He was the grandson of Charlie and Toni Musgrave of Liverpool, NY and John and Phyllis Ronner of Red Hook, NY and is also survived by numerous aunts uncles and cousins. Funeral services with full military honors will be conducted Saturday, May 19, at 10:00 am at Sudbury United Methodist Church, 251 Old Sudbury Road, Rt. 27, Sudbury Center, followed by interment at New Town Cemetery, Sudbury. Visitation will be Friday from 4-8 pm at the Duckett-J. S. Waterman & Sons Home of Memorial Tribute, 656 Boston Post Rd., Rt. 20, Sudbury. Memorial donations should be directed to Wounded Warrior Project at . or Sudbury Military Support Network, Po Box 544,Sudbury,Ma 01776 .


  • Funeral Service Saturday, May 19, 2012
  • Visitation Friday, May 18, 2012

Michael J Ronner

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June 24, 2012

I was going to FB you the other day and was totally shocked to learn of your son's death. Knowing you and your family I know he was a fine upstanding gentleman. All of us in the Scheer family extend our deepest sympathies to you and your family.

Michele Rufo Salvucci

May 27, 2012

Linda ~

I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your son... my thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

Naji Aboutanos

May 22, 2012

Linda, please accept my deepest condolences to you and your family. This is the saddest news a parent can receive. May God be with you always.

Naji Aboutanos

Jeffrey Rinek

May 21, 2012

I, and my family are so sorry for Michael's loss. While I did not know Michael, I was one of Jeff's roommates in college, and my family and I wish the best and hope that friendship can contribute to help the healing.

May 20, 2012

Linda and family, our hearts go out to you. We only just learned of Mike's passing. Adam and Mike were inseperable when they were kids. They couldn't stand not seeing each other for a single weekend. We have great memories with Mike and the times he camped with us. Our prayers and thoughts are with you.
John & Kathy Manning
Marlborough, MA

Daryl Crockett

May 19, 2012

Linda, I cannot imagine your pain. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Paul Izzo

May 18, 2012

My deepest sympathies to Linda, and all of Michael's family.

Steven Nickels

May 18, 2012

Nothing can take away from the memories we've had with Michael in our lives. His laugh and smile will never be forgotten. I will miss him always. Love, Steven

William Miles, Fire Chief

May 18, 2012

On behalf of the Sudbury Fire Department, I extend our heartfelt condolences to the entire Ronner Family. We will remember Michael's contributions to his school, his community, and his country.

Jill (McLean) Guy

May 18, 2012

Linda & Peter - I am so very sorry to hear about Michael. I know how much love there was with both sets of parents and all the kids. I have loving memories of working with Linda at BSC and hearing about Micheal daily. I loved being at your house and seeing the interaction between you all. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. I only wish anything I could possible say could ease the pain.