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Richard R. Marineau
Richard R. Marineau, 79, of Marinette passed away at home surrounded by family on Sunday, Oct. 7.
Born on May 24, 1933 to the late Raymond and Rose (Beyer) Marineau in Marinette, he graduated from Marinette High School in 1951 and later from NWTC as a master welder.
He served in the United States Navy during the Korean Conflict and on March 5, 1955 married Mary Jane OConnor at the former Our Lady of Lourdes Church with Rev. Leo Courtney officiating. He began his career at the former Kargard Corporation in 1952, which later became Montex. Merritt and Joyce Bauman became owners of Montex and always praised his outstanding welding skills. He retired in 1996 as a Maintenance Supervisor. The couple enjoyed spending their winters in Madera Beach, Fla. He was a member of Holy Spirit Church, the Boiler Makers Union, the secretary of the former Sacred Heart Parish Mens Club and a past member of the Marinette Elks Club. He loved his home and yard and kept it in meticulous condition.
He is survived by his wife of over 57 years, Mary Jane; two sons, Mark Marineau of Marinette and Michael Marineau of De Forest; a daughter, Mary Ellen Marineau of Marinette; two grandsons; two brothers, Ronald (Shirley) Marineau of Lakewood, Calif. and Kenneth (Sharon) Marineau of Menominee; a sister, Muriel Mitzi Marineau of San Diego, Calif.; two nephews, a niece and great-nephews and nieces; a wonderful friend, Joyce Bauman and many other friends.
Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by a nephew, David Bednarski, aunts, uncles and cousins.
Friends may call at Thielen Funeral Home on Wednesday, Oct. 10 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., when a wake service will be held with Deacon Jerome Thetreau officiating. A Funeral Mass will be held at Holy Spirit Church on Thursday, Oct. 11 at 11 a.m. with Rev. Michael Chenier officiating.