THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Issue Date: August 29, 2013
Alfred Melvin Poquette, 80, of Pembine, passed away on Sunday, Aug. 25th.
Born in Hermansville, Sept. 12, 1932 to the late Violet (Ayotte) Poquette and Alfred Fred Poquette, he served in the United States Air Force. He was married to his high school sweetheart for59 years, the late Rita Smaglick on Oct. 10, 1953 in Hermansville. Together they had five children and lived in Sturtevant for 12 years before moving to Pulaski, where they raised their family.
He worked for J.I. Case in Racine and FMC in Green Bay and after retiring moved to Pembine. His passion for life included family, friends, time spent at Camp Yabada, fishing, golfing, card playing and making new friends all over the world on his ham radio (K9ECG).
He is survived by his children, Dale (Donna) Poquette, Valerie Reyment, Karen (Marvin) Gillis, David (Bonnie) Poquette and Donald (Regina) Poquette; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; brothers Loren (Yvonne) Poquette and Bernard (Harriet) Poquette; three sisters, Evelyn (Jerry) Cappaert, Yvonne (Jack) Peterson and Gail (Jim) Catera; brothers-in-laws, Paul Smaglick, Wayne Lickman, Harlan Joe Lickman, and sister-in-laws Carol (Darrel) Post, Joyce (Frank) Sabo, Susie (Mike) Gustitus and Beverly Poquette; nieces; nephews and friends.
He was preceded in death by his wife; parents; a brother Lester Poquette; a son-in-law, Michael Reyment; brothers-in-law, William Lickman and Earl Lickman jr. and a sister-in-law Joan Smaglick.
Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 29th at the Allo Coolman Funeral Home in Spalding, Mi., with Floriano Stecker American Legion Post #340 rites at 6:45 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Friday Aug. 30th at St. John Neumann Church in Hermansville with Fr. Michael Vichich officiating. Burial will take place in the Meyer Township Cemetery. After Mass will be a luncheon in the church parish hall.