John Boucher

Resided in Escanaba, MI
Died November 12, 2020

John Joseph Boucher, age 81, of Escanaba passed away on November 12, 2020 at the Christian Park Health Care Center in Escanaba.

John was born on December 9, 1938 in Menominee, Michigan, the son of Edmund and Laura (Mushynski) Boucher. He attended school in Menominee and Escanaba. In Menominee he worked at Nelson’s Bakery Shop and later the Signal Company. Moving to Escanaba with his family in 1979, he was employed at the Delft Theater and Christian Park Health Care Center.

John had many special talents. He was good at working with wood. He made many beautiful pieces and sold them at craft shows. One of his more popular pieces was his Amish Doll Cradle. He was also exceptionally fast at putting puzzles together and could even assemble puzzles with the pieces face down. He loved playing cribbage and attending family reunions.

John is survived by four siblings, Lorna Young of Lakewood, CO, Mary (John) Connelly of Escanaba, Jerry Boucher of Escanaba and his twin sister, Jane Korpela of Parkville, MD and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

In addition to his parents, John was preceded in death by his sister, Audrey (Joseph) Cleary, brother, Wayne (Donna) Boucher, brother-in-laws, Tom Korpela, and William Young and sister-in-law, Sandy Boucher.

Blessings and thank you to Christian Park Health Care Center for their dedicated care.

A Private Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Anne Catholic Church. John will be laid to rest in the Riverside Cemetery in Menominee in the Summer of 2021.

The Boucher family is being assisted by the Skradski Family Funeral Home in Escanaba.

4 Tributes for “John Boucher

    Loved my brother John. He had a sense of humor in his younger days.He was so good at building puzzles that I couldn’t compete so I didn’t.He made all my children a Noel train which they all cherish. He came to Maryland to celebrate our 70th birthday and surprised me. I don’t think he had a mean bone in his body. Wish I could be there. Rest In Peace dear brother . Love, Jane

    To John’s family: I am so sorry to hear of John’s passing. I was his family physician for a few years and always enjoyed visiting with him. He was actually always in a good mood coming to the office! You could tell he had his passions and enjoyed the support from his family. Peace to you all, Beth Wilson

    Uncle Johnny I am so very glad I was able to bring dad up to see you the year Mom passed away. He so enjoyed his visit!! It has been a horrible year! I am glad you and dad are together. I am sure you and Dad are playing cribbage now!! You were a wonderful Uncle!!

Post a Tribute

Your email address will not be published. Tributes are moderated before posted. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.