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Robert H. Pecotte
Issue Date: September 3, 2014
Robert H. Pecotte, 92, of Menominee, Mi., passed away Tuesday, Aug. 26.
Born July 22, 1922 in Stephenson, Mi., to Victor and Elizabeth (Libbie Longrie) Pecotte, he graduated from Stephenson High School. On Sept. 27, 1941 he married Kathryn (Kay) Christian at St. Brunos Catholic Church in Nadeau, Mi. He served in the United States Navy in World War II from 1945-47, and was stationed in the South Pacific on the mine sweeper USS 140. He then worked at Menominee Paper Company as a quality control supervisor, retiring after 38 years.
A member of Holy Redeemer Church in Birch Creek, American Legion Post 146 for 30 years, the VFW Post 1887 and North Shore Golf Course, he also played baseball in the Stephenson area. For 20 years the couple enjoyed going to Pinellas Park, Fla. as snow birds where they made many friends. He enjoyed golfing, shuffleboard and spending time with family.
He is survived by his wife Kay, of 72 years; a daughter, Linda Meldrum, Marquette, Mi.; two sons, Robert (Anne) Pecotte, Marquette, Mi. and Jeff Pecotte, Menominee; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren and a sister, Joy Hall, of Stephenson, Mi.
He was preceded in death by four sisters; two brothers and a son-in-law, Michael Meldrum.
Per his wishes he was cremated. Family and friends gathered from 5 p.m. until time of a Memorial Mass at 6 p.m. at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in Birch Creek on Tuesday, Sept. 2, with Fr. Michael Ocran officiating. Cadieu Thielen Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements. Donations can be made to Bay Area Cancer Center.