THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Violet V. Pilon
Issue Date: November 2, 2016
Violet V. (Chaillier) Pilon, 99, of Kingsford, Mi., formerly of Iron Mountain, Mi., passed away Friday, Oct. 21 at Manorcare Nursing Home in Kingsford, surrounded by family.
Born May 10, 1917 in Gaastra, Mi., the fifth of eight children, to the late Fred and Alma (Benoit) Chaillier, she lived there most of her life. She married Louis Pilon on Jan. 10, 1933 at Sacred Heart Church in Schaffer, Mi. and he preceded her in death on March 14, 1978.
She worked as a waitress at Riverside Club and T & T Restaurant before returning to school to receive a nurses aid certificate. She worked as a nurses aid at Americana (Manor Care) Nursing home until retirement.
She enjoyed music to the end and could be heard singing "you are my sunshine" for the nurses at Manor Care.
A 70 year member of St. Mary and St. Joseph Church, the Daughters of Isabella and the Chicago and North West Railroad Women's Club, she volunteered at the Iron Mountain VA Hospital and was active at the Iron Mountain Senior Citizens Center. She enjoyed crocheting, cards, dancing and being at the family camp on Rock Lake. A good cook, she loved hosting holiday gatherings, time with her large family and they looked forward to her French Pork Pies.
She is survived by six children, Nancy (Lloyd) Cudnohufsky and Renee (Chris) Wilson, both of Kingsford, Carolee (David) Palmcook of Quinnesec, Gary (Jan) Pilon of Orlando, Fla., Randy (Cindy) Pilon of Niagara and Debra (Steve) Krueger of Vulcan; a daughter-in-law, JoAnn Pilon of Kingsford; 19 grandchildren; 44 great-grandchildren and 18 great-great-grandchildren.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a son Robert; three brothers and four sisters.
Visitation was held at St. Mary and St. Joseph Church on Friday, Oct. 28 from noon until time of a Mass of Christian Burial at 1 p.m. Fr. Janusz Romanek officiated with burial in Iron Mountain Cemetery Park. Erickson Rochon and Nash Funeral Home of Iron Mountain assisted the family with arrangements.