Michael D. Lemieux
MENOMINEE — Michael D. Lemieux, 63, passed away Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017, at Bay Area Medical Center. He was born May 29, 1954, in Menominee to the late Robert and Carol (Allgeyer) Lemieux. He was a 1972 graduate of Menominee High School. After high school, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served on the Midway carrier during the Vietnam War. He then returned to Menominee and worked at Menominee Paper for 15 years. For the last 17 years he worked at Marinette Marine, and was very proud to be a part of making the Littorial Combat Ships.
Mike was on the recent acceptance trials for the LCS Little Rock which received a “double clean sweep” and he and a fellow worker received the honor of raising the broom up the mast. He was a hard worker and was a wonderful and devoted, husband, father, and grandfather.
Mike was married to Rose Ann Kanyuh on April 16, 1982, at Holy Redeemer Church. He was proud to have built his own house from the ground up. Mike enjoyed riding his bicycle and had biked “around the world” at least three and half times with the number of miles he put on over the years and annually rode in the Menominee River Century and many other rides. He also enjoyed running marathons, taking photos, hunting, watching the Packers, and going to old car shows. He had a “wicked” sense of humor with many sayings that have been repeated in the family. Mike loved spending time with his family and especially enjoyed going to the farm in Rock to make maple syrup and family reunions were he would tend the campfire. He was a member of Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, Local Boilermakers Union 696, and helped build sets and props for Menominee High School musicals.
Mike is survived by his wife, Rose Ann of Menominee; two sons, Zachary of Louisville, Ky. and Wade of Menominee; two brothers, Robert of Whitefish, Mont., and Peter (Denise) of Marinette, Wis.; three sisters: Sharon (Jack) Mellinger, Susan (James) Judson both of Escanaba, and Mary (Allan) Wilde of Menominee; a granddaughter, Hannah of Stephenson; many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, godchildren: Jesse, Ashley, and Jenny; and his loyal companions: Sarge, Diesel, and Squirrel.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Stephen.
Visitation will be held at Thielen Funeral Home in Marinette on Tuesday, Sept. 19, from 4 to 7 p.m., with a Vigil Prayer at 7 p.m. Additional time of visitation will be held at Holy Redeemer Church on Wednesday, Sept. 20, from 10 to 11 a.m. A Funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. with Rev. Michael Ocran officiating. Burial will be in Birch Creek Cemetery.
His smile, love, and humor will be missed by many.