Donald Paquin1942 - 2014
Donald Neal Paquin passed away December 3, 2014
at Tender Care in Cheboygan.
He was born September 4, 1942 in St. Ignace
to Alexander and Theresa (Carson) Paquin.
Donnie served as a Cadet Engineer in the United States Navy from
He was a Merchant Marine who sailed internationally and on the Great
Lakes for over 25 years. He was also a logger in the Pacific
Northwest, leading logging crews in Washington and Alaska during the
same 25 year period. He went on to be co-owner of Savage Tree Service
in Seattle, Washington, Years later he worked sewing fishing nets in
He was a master woodworker and taxidermist.
Donnie was preceded in death by:
parents, Alexander Paquin and Cornelia Theresa Paquin and
brother. Floyd Paquin, all from St. Ignace.
He is survived by:
sisters, Donna (Don) Corp of Munising, Virginia Huyck of St. Ignace,
Betty Marshall of Grafton, Wisconsin, and
brothers Thomas (Sally) Paquin of St. Ignace, Ronald (Molly) Paquin,
and Leonard Paquin of Toledo, Ohio, and
a large number of nieces and nephews who live in Michigan, Wisconsin,
Donnie was cremated through Beck Funeral Home in Rogers City.
His remains will be buried at sea in the Pacific Ocean
by the United States Navy.