ary J. “Gus” Pepin, age 72, of 4956 County 416 20th Road in Gladstone passed away Tuesday, February 15, 2011 at the Bishop Noa Home in Escanaba.
Gary was born September 26, 1938 in Escanaba, the son of Arthur and Agnes (Roberts) Pepin. He was raised in Flat Rock and graduated from the St. Joseph and Holy Name High School in 1957. He was united in marriage to Mary Kay Ettenhofer on Febraury 2, 1963. Gary worked as a paper maker at the Mead Paper Corporation for 35 years until his retirement on January 1, 2001. He also enjoyed photography and computers.
Gary is survived by:
3 sons: Michael Scott (Tammy) Pepin of Bark River, MI; Patrick Arthur Pepin of Atlanta, Georgia; Todd Joseph (Colleen) Pepin of Dallas, Texas
1 daughter: Laura (Jim) Makosky of DePere, Wisconsin
4 grandchildren: Zachary, Kelsey, Katey and Noah
2 brothers: Robert (Cheryl) Pepin of Flat Rock, MI; Richard (Stephanie) Pepin of Gladstone, MI
2 sisters: Susan (Jerry) Tichon of Grand Rapids, MI; Novaline (Warren) Bovin of Flat Rock, MI
Numerous nieces and nephews
He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Kay on November 12, 2003, his parents, one sister Joan Lee Pepin, his brothers Donald and John and an infant brother.
The Pepin family will receive friends on Saturday, February 19 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 Pm at the Skradski-Boyce Funeral Home in Escanaba. Prayer services will follow at 4:00 PM at the funeral home. Gary will be laid to rest with his wife at the Gardens of Rest Cemetery in Wells.
Dear Scott, Pat, Todd, Laura, and Families:Our Hearts are with you. We think of you all and have such fond memories of fun days when the famiy was all together. We will be praying for you all.
May God Bless, Mary Kay and Gary!
Arlyn, Kari, Cindy, Tami and Kristi Kowalski
May Almighty God of Tender Mercies Comfort the Pepin Family (2Co.1:3,4), The hour is coming in Which All those in The memorial tombs will hear His voice And come out, Almighty God will wipe out Every tears from their eyes And death will be no More, Almighty God HOPE And PROMISE SOON TO BE ATTAIN, May these thoughts be of some Comfort.
Jim, Laura, and family;
Patti and I extend our sympathy and send prayers to you and your families.
Jim, please let me know of anything I can do to assist you and your family during this time.
Rob and Patti Treptow
Dolly and I share your loss. We will be there with you.
Mick & Dolly Ettenhofer
Ann Arbor, MI