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Ronald J. Terbrack

October 6, 1955 — February 11, 2017

Mr. Ronald Terbrack, 61, of Tuscola County, passed away peacefully in the early hours of Saturday, February 11th, 2017, after a 2 year struggle with laryngeal and lung cancer. Ron was born in 1955, son of the late Clarence V. Terbrack & Delores (Gentner) Terbrack, grandson of the late John L. Terbrack & Cecelia (Booms) Terbrack and the late Bernard Gentner & Mary (Volmering) Gentner, son in law of the late George A. Noakes & JoAnne Noakes. Ron leaves behind his loving wife of 39 years, Deborah Terbrack. They married November 30, 1977, Troy, MI. Ron graduated from Troy High School in 1973 and attended OCC for machine repair. Ron worked at Lovell Extrusion, Braun Engineering and MNP Corporation as a machine repair leader, for a combined total of 34 years. He happily retired at the age of 51 and moved up north to “the cottage.” Ron was an active member of AA for nearly 2 decades, serving many positions in Tuscola and Huron County. He was an avid deer hunter who harvested more than 30 deer, the largest a 10-pt buck. Ron also enjoyed fishing with “Captain Rick” & other family; together they won 2 salmon fishing championships in Harbor Beach. Ron could fix anything and everything, even in retirement he spent time as a handyman & painter, scrapped metal, plowed snow and more. Ron rode it out until the very end; enjoying every day he had, while serving as a role model for the rest of us on how to truly live. Ron is survived by his wife Deborah, daughter Yolanda & husband Nestor Lopez-Duran, son Brian & significant other Rachel Douglas, mother Delores & stepfather Harry Roggenbuck, mother in law JoAnne Noakes, brother Robert & wife Shirley Terbrack, sisters: Nancy & husband Gary Windingland, Susan & husband Richard Fisher II, Karen & husband Robert Larkin, Sharon & husband John McGillis, Kathy & husband Dave Pollock, sister in law Suzanne Mork, brother in law William A. Mork, brother in law George A. Noakes Jr. & wife Eileen, stepbrothers: Brian & wife Susan Roggenbuck, Scott & wife Cindy Roggenbuck, Leon & wife Amy Roggenbuck, Dean Roggenbuck, stepsister Renee & husband David Chumbler, and many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. In addition, Ron was preceded in death by numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Visitation & viewing will be Saturday, February 18th, 2017 from 11 am to 4 pm at Zinger-Smigielski Funeral Home in Ubly; burial will take place in the Spring at Saints Peter and Paul Cemetery, Ruth, MI. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to United Hospice Service – Marlette.
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Saturday, February 18, 2017

11:00am - 4:00 pm (Eastern time)

Zinger-Smigielski Funeral Home

2091 E Main St, Ubly, MI 48475

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Saturday, February 18, 2017

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Zinger-Smigielski Funeral Home

2091 E Main St, Ubly, MI 48475

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