THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Roland Rollie Demeuse, 86, of Menominee, Mi., passed away Wednesday, Jan. 15 at the V.A. Hospital in Iron Mountain, MIi.
Born Jan. 8, 1928 in Sheboygan to the late Clifford and Lillian (Fuhrman) Demeuse, he served with the United States Army Air Corps during World War II in the Berlin Airlift. On July 21, 1951, he married the former Ruth Jandt and she preceded him in death on Aug. 11, 1997. On May 11, 1998, he then married the former Harriet Bergfeldt at Resurrection Catholic Church. He worked as a construction mechanic for the Ansul Company for 20 years, retiring in 1986
He enjoyed hunting, fishing, bowling with friends, spending time at his camp, Devil's Crik Lodge with family and friends and took pride in his yard and vegetable garden. He also enjoyed traveling and seeing other parts of the country. A member of Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, past member of the Masonic Lodge, Life member of American Legion Post # 146, VFW Post #1887, DAV Menominee County Chapter #25, he served as a Chaplain of all three veteran organizations. An active member of North Shore Golf Club and a 4th degree Knights of Columbus, he was also active in Boy Scouts Troop #78. He was a loyal supporter of Menominee Maroon sport teams and follower of the Univeristy of Michigan Wolverines.
Survivors include his wife, Harriet, of Menominee, two sons, Randy Demeuse, of Menominee and Rick (Kim) Demeuse, of Pulaski; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren and a sister, Marie (John) MacDonald, of Medford, Ma.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Joyce Kozack.
Family and friends called at Anderson Kell Funeral Home on Monday Jan. 20 after 4 p.m. until time of a Veteran service at 6 p.m., followed by a parish prayer service. Visitation continued on Tuesday, Jan. 21 at the funeral home from 9 a.m. until 9:30 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church at 10 a.m. Fr. Michael Ocran officiated and burial will be in Birch Creek Cemetery in the spring with military honors. A memorial fund has been established in his name.