R. Douglas Marceau

GWINN, Mich. – R. Douglas Marceau, 77 of Gwinn, died Tuesday morning, August 27, 2013 at his home, surrounded by family and under the care of Lake Superior Hospice.

Doug was born on July 17, 1936 at Diorite Location, a son of the late Albert and Winifred (Milden) Marceau and was a 1954 graduate of Graveraet High School.

In 1959 Doug was drafted into the U.S. Army to serve in Korea. After returning from military service, he was married to the former Rose Sicotte on September 8, 1962 in Ishpeming.

Doug previously worked as manager at Blue Lakes Tire in Marquette. He retired from Bark River Culvert and Equipment in 2000 as a territory manager. After retirement, Doug and Rose wintered in Yuma, Arizona for the past 13 years.

Doug loved fast pitch softball, which he pitched for many years with Remillard’s team and made many fond memories and friends.

Doug enjoyed going to the 4-40’s hunting camp with brothers, cousins, sons-in-law, and grandchildren. He loved to sit outside enjoying camp, bonfires, sauna, Saturday Night with Elmer and visiting with whoever stopped by. He was also a devoted member of the Gwinn Barber Shop coffee clutch and enjoyed spending Thursdays at Little Lake American Legion Post #349 of which Doug was a proud member.

Survivors include his wife, Rose of Gwinn; four daughters, Cynthia Marceau of Minneapolis, MN, Christine (Daniel) Boyle, Shari Marceau and Paula (Greg) L’Huillier, all of Marquette; eight grandchildren, Jordan Hazard, Nick, Tony and Katie Boyle, Cote and Garet Marshall, Jayme and Kylie L’Huillier; one sister, Joanne Brugeman of Genesee, ID; three brothers, Bob Marceau and Gene Marceau, both of Marquette, and David Marceau of Yuma, AZ; numerous nieces and nephews including a special nephew, Gary Bergh; very close cousin, Blayne (Jackie) Andresen; also two sisters-in-law, Judy Olli and Sue McNeill. Preceding him in death besides his parents were three brothers, Donald, Keith and Stephen Marceau; also two sisters, Wanda Gustafson and Grace Zintman.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday at 11:30 a.m. in the Canale-Gwinn Funeral Home with the Rev. Larry VanDamme officiating. The family will greet relatives and friends from 10 a.m. until the time of the service on Saturday.

Memories of Doug may be left at canalefuneral .com.