Joseph Demeuse

Resided in Gladstone, MI
Died February 18, 2023

Gladstone, MI


Joseph P. Demeuse, age 65, of Gladstone, passed away accidentally Saturday morning, February 18, 2023, while ice fishing.


Joe was born May 4, 1957, in Escanaba, the son of Joseph and Barbara (Cayer) Demeuse. He was raised in Gladstone and was a 1976 graduate of Gladstone High School. Following high school, Joe went to work for U.P. Pipe and Concrete where he remained until his retirement in May of 2021.


On October 28, 1978, Joe was united in marriage to the former Dianne Carlson at All Saints Church in Gladstone. Together the couple made their home and raised their three daughters.


Joe was a hard worker, dedicated family man, and a good friend to all. He was employed at U.P. Pipe and Concrete for 45 years, in addition he had a passion for running his excavating business in his spare time. Joe was kind, loving, he never hesitated to lend a helping hand, and left a lasting impression on all those he met. He enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his eight grandkids!


Joe was known for his infectious laugh and the occasional “Joeism” (“Hey Guy” or “How ya doin Guy”). Joe loved the outdoors. He enjoyed many hours hunting, fishing, cutting firewood, making maple syrup, going to camp, riding his Harley, and “putzing in the garage”. Joe’s garage is where many would hang out to “talk smart” and “get intelligent “.


In addition, to his loving wife Dianne of 45 years, Joe is survived by: Daughters: Jennifer (Randy Carlson) Demeuse, Brenda (Mike) Lahti, Michelle (Greg) Ball, Brother: Rich (Cindy) Demeuse, Niece: JoEllyn Demeuse, Sister: Debbie (Tim) Gutzman, Nephew/Niece: CJ/Katie Gutzman, Grandchildren: Cameron, Tyler, Ben Dubord, Evan, Ava, Ella Lahti, Riley, Reagan Ball, and beloved dog Sadie Mae.


Joe was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Barbara.


Family will receive friends on Thursday, from 3:00PM to 7:00PM, at the Skradski Funeral Home in Gladstone. Vigil prayers will be conducted at 7:00PM followed by the Sons of American Legion August Post #71 services to conclude the evening visitation. Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Friday, at 11:00AM, at All Saints Church in Gladstone, with Rev. Fr. Jamie Ziminski officiating. A luncheon will follow. Details will be announced. The Skradski Family Funeral Homes of Delta County are assisting with arrangements.

25 Tributes for “Joseph Demeuse

    Dianne we are so sorry for your loss Joe was a wonderful man and friend. Keeping you and the girls in our prayers. We won’t be able to attend because we are out of town. Again keeping you in our prayers.

    A wonderful friend who will be missed by so many people whose lives he touched. Rest in peace, Joe! Will always remember the good times, especially the ones where your Dad was a major part!!!

    My thoughts and prayers are with you Diane, Brenda, Jen, Michelle, Rich and Debbie.
    Joe did an amazing job raising you girls. Your dad was a good man and friend to many. Find peace and love with each other.
    Rest In Peace Joey.
    Allen Paquin

    So sorry a so sad! Joey was a great fella a friend that I have not seen in quite a few years. Remember him putting a new scope on my 7mm years ago! Haven’t missed a Buck ever since!
    One thing bout him, always enjoyed sharing “true stories” together! Gonna be missed by all! Thoughts a prayers!

    Diane, girls and all your family. We are heartbroken of Joes passing. He has been a neighbor and friend for 45 years. What a great man. Always smiling. He sure will be missed by so many. God bless you all. Lynn and Harland Deneau.

    Dianne and family, so very sorry to hear about Joe. He was always so full of fun and such a happy guy. I’ll never forget his laugh. He was a good man in every way and and a great family man. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

    I am so sorry for your sudden loss. I went to school (GHS) with Joe and worked with him a couple summers at U.P.Pipe. He was one of the nicest (and most fun) guys I have known in my lifetime. My thoughts and prayers continue for the whole family.

    Diane my heart truly aches Joe was a great friend, coworker and buddy. I will forever miss him. My prayers are with you and his girls and grand children

    Thoughts and prayers. I knew Joe through a very good friend of mine and his, Tom Russell. So sad. Joe is really missed.

    Will miss him, miss his smile while riding his Harley, was a great customer and friend of mine when I owned Bald Eagle, God please support this family and friends at this time!

    Joe meant so much and did so much for my family. I’m praying for peace and comfort for you and your entire family s He will be missed here on earth and received with such a warm welcome in heaven. I’m imagining him and my dad laughing together.

    My tribute to Joe,was my new Missouri hunting parter, we spent the last 2 falls heading to Missouri to try to get that big Missouri buck, it just didn’t happened, we sure tried just wanted to let him know that I won’t stop trying and will fulllfil that with that big boy,I am sure going to miss those strategies we had on doing that. I am sure going to miss the legend man

    Joe was a true gem of a guy… kind, talented and just fun to be around. He will be missed by many. The world needs more Joes.

    Brenda, Mike and family,
    Our hearts break for you all. Your dad was truly one of a kind. Such a big heart, a giver, a helper, a teacher, an amazing grandpa and dad. I pray that God wraps his arms around you all in these next few days, weeks and months and brings you some comfort. Treasure all the wonderful memories you have. Love to you all!❤️

    My prayers hugs and love sent to Joey’s family no words can take the pain they going through ! Wish I could be there to comfort them auntie.

    Our deepest sympathy to Joe’s entire family. We met Joe when his mom, Barb, babysat our daughter Kimberly. Kimberly loved seeing him every day when I dropped her off. On his wedding day, Joe came to our house before the ceremony to give Kimberly a corsage. She was four years old. He was a very sweet man and will be missed and remembered by many.

    My dear Diane, I’m truly sorry and sad for your loss of your Joe. He will be forever in our hearts for his kindness, his laugh, friendship, and the fun times around your kitchen table. I’m sending my prayers and hugs to you, Brenda, Jennifer, and Michele. ❤️

    Diane, Rich/Cindy, and family… I am so sorry to hear about Joe’s tragic passing. Joe was the sweetest guy ever, and I was so happy to have had the opportunity to get to know him over the years through his friendship with Matt (Dickey). I know that it is devastating to lose someone so dear and sometimes we don’t know the right words to say to those that are grieving but, please know that the entire family, and all those that were touched by Joe are in my thougths and prayers.

    May God bring comfort to everyone during this most difficult time.

    We enjoyed getting to know Joe over the last several years. We thought him to be the nicest guy. He just always radiated kindness. Our deepest sympathies to his wife and family. William and Gwen and Sam Suchanek

    So sorry for your loss
    I met Joe many years ago
    Nice guy..
    Prayers for you and family and friends

    Joe was such a wonderful neighbor and friend during our years in Gladstone. He was always there to lend a helping hand and to share his expertise. We are very saddened to learn of his passing and hope that all of Joe’s family and friends find peace in knowing that he is now in the Lord’s hands.

    Diane, girls and all your family. I am heartbroken of Joes passing. He was one of my favorite Gratuate buddy and great friend. I was unable to attend the funeral and pay my respects to a great man. As I am in Fl. I will always remember his smilie and infectious laugh I surely miss him as will many that he has touched. Rest in peace my friend God bless your family in this difficult time ❤️❤️❤️

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