ISHPEMING, MI. - Roger J. Marcotte, age 82, of 179 Cooper Lake Rd., Ishpeming Twp. passed away on Monday, January 27, 2014 at the Marquette Co. Medical Care Facility in Ishpeming where he had been a resident since December 11.
Roger was born April 18, 1931 in McFarland, MI the son of the late Henry "Harry" and Agnes (Gauthier) Marcotte. He moved to Ishpeming at a young age and had resided here since that time. Roger had been married to Marlene (Kauppila) Marcotte, and together they had 3 children. He had worked in the construction industry as an Iron Worker for Iron Workers, Local #8, and formerly Local #783 for many years prior to his retirement. Roger had also served in the Michigan National Guard. He was currently married to Audrey (Micklow) Marcotte for the past 27 years and they had wintered in Green Valley, AZ for 20 years.
Roger was a member of the Independent Apostolic Lutheran Church. He was an outdoorsman and enjoyed deer hunting. He truly enjoyed the time he spent in his shop at home, fabricating projects out of iron or wood. Survivors include his wife Audrey Marcotte of Ishpeming, 2 daughters Vikki (Kevin) Lundin of Skandia and Janet (Danny) Marcotte of Ishpeming, a son-in-law Dean Lucarelli of Ishpeming, 4 step-children Jeffrey (Regina) Kyllonen of Marquette, Janice (Terry) Tuominen of Negaunee, John (Amy) Kyllonen of Benecia, CA, and Jerry Kyllonen of Negaunee, 7 sisters Jane Santora of Ishpeming, Armine Libby of Mankato, MN, Ruth (Allen) LeRoy of Ishpeming, Marion (Marshall) Randall of Ishpeming, Mae Williams of Ishpeming, Barbara Hilliker of Ishpeming and Margaret (Dave) Johnson of Neg- aunee, 6 brothers Louis (Gladys) Marcotte of Ishpeming, Charles (Patricia) Marcotte of Ishpeming, Allen (Bonnie) Marcotte of Grants Pass, OR, Robert (Katherine) Marcotte of Bradenton, FL, Bernard (Deanette) Marcotte of Sun City, AZ and Donald (Shirley) Marcotte of Grand Junction, CO, 23 grandchildren, 27 great grandchildren, along with numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and brothers and sisters in faith.
Roger was preceded in death by his first wife Marlene Marcotte in 1985, a daughter Jill Lucarelli in 2005 and a brother John Marcotte in 2010.
The family will greet relatives and friends from 11:00am 1:00pm Thursday, January 30, 2014 at the Independent Apostolic Lutheran Church, Co. Rd. 492, Negaunee. Funeral services will follow at 1:00pm on Thursday at the Independent Apostolic Lutheran Church with Dan Hintsala to officiate. Interment will take place at Northland Chapel Gardens.
Roger's obituary may also be viewed at bjorkand zhulkie.com where relatives and friends may leave a note of remembrance.