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Eugene M. Ravet
Eugene Michael Mike Ravet, 75, of Wausaukee, passed away Tuesday, July 29 at home, with his wife by his side.
Born June 14, 1939, to Eugene and Pearl (Betzinger) Ravet, in Marinette, he attended UW-Marinette for one year and served in the United States Army from 1959-1962. After returning home, he enrolled at UW-Green Bay, where he lettered in basketball. He transferred to UW-Madison and received a degree in electrical engineering. After interning at Wisconsin Power and Light, he was hired full time and retired from there after 32 years. He was a project director for the Superconductive Magnetic Energy Storage (SMES) project, between the power company and the Department of Defense. He married Jean Albert on Aug. 16, 1986, at their cabin in Rusk County.
After retiring in 1994, he moved back to the Menominee River area in Wausaukee where he was an outdoorsman, enjoyed nature, hunting, fishing and volunteering for the DNR, monitoring wolf populations. He passed the love of the outdoors to his children and grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife of 29 years, Jeanie; two sons, Michael (Tabby Horn), of Tomah and Steven (Janene), of Catawba; a daughter, Cheryl Miller, of Marinette; step-children, Paul Lukas, of Pensaukee and Chris (Kevin) Cherney, of West De Pere; 14 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Kathy; a brother, Patrick Ravet and a sister, Pandora Powell.
Friends called at Thielen Funeral Home on Saturday, Aug. 2 from noon until time of service, with military honors by the Military 20 Year Club at 2 p.m. Deacon Jerome Thetreau officiated with burial in Forest Home Cemetery. A memorial fund has been established.