THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
John J. Boucher
Issue Date: December 2, 2020
John Joseph Boucher, 81, of Escanaba, Mi., passed away Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020 at Christian Park Health Care Center in Escanaba.
Born Dec. 9, 1938 in Menominee, Mi., to Edmund and Laura (Mushynski) Boucher, he attended school in Menominee and Escanaba. In Menominee he worked at Nelson's Bakery and later the Signal Company. After moving to Escanaba with his family in 1979, he worked at the Delft Theater and Christian Park Health Care Center.
With many talents, he was good at working with wood, made many beautiful pieces and sold them at craft shows, with his most popular piece being an Amish Doll Cradle. He was also fast at putting puzzles together and could assemble them with the pieces face down. He loved playing cribbage and attending family reunions.
He is survived by four siblings, Lorna Young of Lakewood, Co., Mary (John) Connelly and Jerry Boucher, both of Escanaba; a twin sister, Jane Korpela of Parkville, Md. and many nieces; nephews and cousins.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Audrey (Joseph) Cleary; a brother, Wayne (Donna) Boucher; two brother-in-laws, Tom Korpela, and William Young and a sister-in-law, Sandy Boucher.
A Private Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Anne Catholic Church. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery in Menominee in the Summer of 2021. Skradski Family Funeral Home of Escanaba is assisting the family.