Daniel R. Paquette

KEWEENAW BAY -Daniel “Red” Paquette, 69, of Keweenaw Bay, died Wednesday, July 31, 2013, at Baraga County Memorial Hospital.

He was born on Nov. 10, 1943, in L’Anse to Theodore and Bernadine (Cadeau) Paquette.

In 1966 he married the former Lynn Maki of Trout Creek.

Along with his duties of being a fantastic father, he worked as a welder, operator of heavy equipment and a mechanic. He was a member of Operating Engineers Local 324. Daniel had a love for cars, snowmobiling and 4-wheeling.

Surviving are his wife, Lynn of 47 years; daughter, Lori (Dan) Truniger of Bloomington, Minn.; brothers, Paul (Barbara) of Champion, Gerald of Keweenaw Bay, Russ (Brenda) of Vernal, Utah; Raymond (Mary) Bennink of White Pine; sisters, Gwendolyn Greenley and Jean Blasier of West Bend, Wis.; two kids that meant the world to him, Amanda (Bob) Witz of Skanee, Mike Markham, Jr. of Arnheim; lifelong friend, Doug Tervo of Keweenaw Bay; aunts, numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.

Preceding him in death were his parents; and two brothers, Theodore and Edmond.

A memorial gathering will be held at a future date.

The Jacobson Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Friends may sign Daniel’s guest book or send condolences at jacobsonfuneralhome.com.