John Joseph Boucher

ESCANABA — John Joseph Boucher, age 81, of Escanaba passed away on November 12, 2020 at the Christian Park Health Care Center in Escanaba.

John was born on December 9, 1938 in Menominee, Michigan, the son of Edmund and Laura (Mushynski) Boucher. He attended school in Menominee and Escanaba. In Menominee he worked at Nelson’s Bakery Shop and later the Signal Company. Moving to Escanaba with his family in 1979, he was employed at the Delft Theater and Christian Park Health Care Center.

John had many special talents. He was good at working with wood. He made many beautiful pieces and sold them at craft shows. One of his more popular pieces was his Amish Doll Cradle. He was also exceptionally fast at putting puzzles together and could even assemble puzzles with the pieces face down. He loved playing cribbage and attending family reunions.

John is survived by four siblings, Lorna Young of Lakewood, CO, Mary (John) Connelly of Escanaba, Jerry Boucher of Escanaba and his twin sister, Jane Korpela of Parkville, MD and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

In addition to his parents, John was preceded in death by his sister, Audrey (Joseph) Cleary, brother, Wayne (Donna) Boucher, brothers-in-law, Tom Korpela, and William Young and sister-in-law, Sandy Boucher.

Blessings and thank you to Christian Park Health Care Center for their dedicated care.

A Private Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Anne Catholic Church. John will be laid to rest in the Riverside Cemetery in Menominee in the Summer of 2021.

The Boucher family is being assisted by the Skradski Family Funeral Home in Escanaba.

For additional information or to leave the family a message of condolence, go to www.skradskifuneralhomes.com.