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Roy LaPointe

1933 - 2020

Roy Clarence LaPointe age 87 of Belknap Township passed peacefully into the loving arms of his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, from his home, on Monday, October 19, 2020, while his family was not looking.

He was born September 20, 1933 in Belknap Township to Frederick and Bertha (Kortman) LaPointe.

Roy was a devoted husband, father, foster parent, farmer and electrician. He served in the United States Army towards the end of the Korean War and was stationed in Germany. Roy served as the president of the local union at the Calcite Plant for many years and enjoyed fulfilling his duties. He was a life member of the Rogers City VFW Post 607. Roy loved the outdoors, hunting, gardening and his grandchildren wholeheartedly. He will be missed dearly by his family and friends.

He is survived by his loving wife of 67 years, Melvina, whom he married on July 18, 1953; his daughters, Susan (Marlowe) Paul, Jane (Andrew) Centala, Patti (Pete) Witulski, Joan (Tony) Micketti, Brenda (David) Sorgett, Cathreen Kandow; and his son Craig Lough. Roy is also survived by: 18 grandchildren; 14 Great Grandchildren; 3 sisters, Shirley Lyons, Carol Dell, Colleen (Paul) Konieczny; 2 brothers, Gene (Beth) LaPointe and Gerald (Loretta) LaPointe; as well as many nieces and nephews.

Roy was preceded in death by his parents, Frederick and Bertha LaPointe; infant daughter Jenny Lou; a sister, Barbara (Paul) Darga; and twin brothers, Ronald and Donald.

Friends may visit at St. John Lutheran Church in Hagensville on Friday, October 23 rd from 12 p.m. through time of his funeral at 1 p.m. with Pastor Charles Schultz officiating. Rogers City VFW Post 607 will accord full military honors immediately following at church.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the McLaren Hospice to benefit the Alpena/Rogers City area, St. John Lutheran Church of Hagensville or a charity of your choice.

Inurnment will take place at a later date at St. John Lutheran Cemetery.

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Roy LaPointe – Beck Funeral Home – Rogers City, MI