THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Peter Chum Thoune, 81, of Stephenson, Mi. passed away Sunday, June 23 at Bay Area Medical Center, Marinette.
Born on Jan. 31, 1932 in Stephenson to the late Peter and Josephine (Bushonville) Thoune, he served in the United State Army during the Korean Conflict.
On Aug. 24, 1963 he married the former Shirley DeLaurelle in Stephenson, Mi. and she preceded him in death on May 25, 2006. He worked for E.F. Potter and later Stephenson Lumber for 26 years. He then joined the Sheet Metal Workers Union and worked with them for 12 years, retiring in 1994. He loved to hunt and spend time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was a member of Precious Blood Catholic Church and American Legion Post 43 where he served as past commander.
Survivors include his children, Loren Fuzzy (Anna) Anderson of Norway, Mi., Cheryl Anderson of Greenfield, Tammy (Ken) Hower of Kewaunee and Nancy (John) Raymond and Pete (Jeanne Doboy) Thoune, both of Stephenson, Mi.; 12 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Clyde Thoune of Stephenson, Mi. and Alvin (Shirley) Thoune of Munising, Mi. and three sisters, Mag (Louie) Machalk of Appleton, Margie Pecotte of Pinellas Park, Fla. and Doris (Jim) Laurin of Johnson Creek.
Along with his parents and his wife, Shirley, he was preceded in death by three brothers and a sister.
Family and friends may call at Anderson Diehm Funeral Home on Sunday, June 30 after 4 p.m. until time of military rites at 7 p.m., followed by parish prayer service. Visitation will continue at the funeral home on Monday, July 1 from 9 a.m. until 9:45 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated with Fr. Michael Ocran officiating at Precious Blood Catholic Church at 10 a.m. Entombment will follow in Stephenson Township Mausoleum. In lieu of other forms of sympathy, donations may be made in his name for Mid County Rescue Squad or the Barb Palzewic Hope Memorial.