THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Frank R. Cadieu
Issue Date: February 5, 2014
Frank R. Cadieu, 87, of Menominee, Mi., passed away Jan. 28 at the Luther Home.
Born Jan. 14, 1927 in Milwaukee to the late Roy and Elsie (Franke) Cadieu, he graduated from Menominee High School in 1945. After graduation, he served as a military policeman in the Occupational Army in Europe. He then attended Northern Michigan University in Marquette, MIi. for two years and was the center for NMU 's football team. He married the former Lois Christiansen on April 5, 1952, at First Presbyterian Church in Menominee, where he later served as an Elder and Treasurer. He graduated from Wisconsin Institute of Mortuary Science in 1950 and joined the family business, Cadieu Funeral Home with his father, Roy Cadieu.
A member of the Michigan Funeral Director 's Association, he was also a member and past president of the Menominee Rotary Club and recipient of the Paul Harris Award, past president of the DAR Boy 's Club, recipient of the Man and Boy Award. He belonged to the American Legion where he served as Adjutant, the VFW, past Master of the Menominee Masonic Lodge #269 and a member of Ahmed Shrine Temple. He also enjoyed coaching Pop Warner football.
He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Lois; a son Gary R. (Cheryl) Cadieu; a daughter, Cheryl L. (Steve Paliewicz) Hoffman; a brother, Robert V. (Norma) Cadieu; a sister-in-law, Joyce Kornusky and four grandchildren.
A private family gathering was held at the Cadieu Thielen Funeral Home with burial in Riverside Cemetery, Menominee. A memorial fund has been established in his name with funds directed to the Menominee Maroon Football Team for new jerseys and the Emergency Rescue Squad. Contributions can be sent to the Cadieu Thielen Funeral Home, 549 10th Ave., Menominee, Mi. 49858.