Joseph Micheau

Resided in Rapid River, MI
Died January 6, 2011

Joseph A. Micheau Jr., age 85, of Rapid River, passed away Thursday evening, January 6, 2011, at the Marquette General Hospital where he was a patient.
Joe was born October 13, 1925, in Rapid River, the son of Joseph Sr. and Adelia (King) Micheau. He was raised in Rapid River and attended the Rapid River schools. Joe was a very talented musician early in his life. As a self taught guitarist, steel guitarist and pianist, Joe became quite an established musician throughout the Delta County area. Joe was a member of many local country bands during the years. He was most notably remembered for his involvement in his family band,

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    Joe and Mary Lou were almost a second set of parents for me growing up as a kid. I have many great memories of them in the brick house on the hill.
    Bob Bezzi
    Scandinavia, WI

    so sad to hear of the passing, of joe, a sweet and gentle man, he will be missed…

    Jerry-Jo Ann Baker
    Manistique, MI

    i have allot of fond memories of uncle Joe times at goose neck lake when me and my parents were camping at camp 7 lake i remember the pontoon boat rides and the paddle boat,swimming memories of the firework display on the fourth of july.every year my parents and me and my sister would go to rapid river to get flowers i can still remember the awesome smell inside the time when we were there uncle joe gave us kids pop rocks we thought that was really neat.the old model t was neat as a kid to look at.i can still remember uncle Joe and the band playing on the midway at the fair in esky i was really little but still recall that also having a 45 record of the coppertones its kind of amazing how we can retrieve things from the past as kids uncle Joe and aunt Mary Lou will always be in my good memories, my condolences to all the family also the extended family i pray the lord will ease every ones pain through this time of mourning and bring serenity

    Joseph Roberts
    Appleton, WI

    We were saddened to hear of the passing of uncle Joe. I am Darlene (Micheau) Schoenknecht’s daughter, Donna. Mom used to talked about him alot when I was little. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

    Donna Ross
    St Louis, MI

    Bill, Dan, Jim, & families,
    My parents, Clarence & Lucille Sheedlo were best of friends with your Dad Joe & Mom Mary Lou. Our Dads worked together at Harnishfeger and rode together over the years. Our Dads had alot in common too with their beautiful lawns, gardens, and greenhouses. It would be very hard for me to decide which one of the two men had the greenest thumb, as we would always find them out weeding in their corn patches or tending to their beautiful flowers and tomato plants in their greenhouses. Our Dads both enjoyed music and were quite talented musicians. I know I miss listening to all the times that my Dad sang and played his guitar. Our Moms had alot in common too, first off keeping us kids in line, and then putting up with our Dads after they retired, as it cut into the times that Mom & Mary Lou would always go out to Jacks for lunch, or the monthly chore that our Moms had making pasties at St. Charles. You boys had the GREATEST Dad & Mom and I will never forget them. Thank you too Bill, for bringing your Dad to the Nahma Labor Day celebration this past year, as I had the nicest visit that day with Joe as we talked about my parents and enjoyed listening to the music by the Groleau band that day. Your Dad really seemed to enjoy that outing. We all know now that heaven will have the most beautiful of gardens as I am sure that Joe will be the “head gardener” and heaven will be filled with guitar music forever. One more thing in common that our parents had that I would like to share with you…. Your Mom, Mary Lou passed away about 5 years after my Mom Lucille. Mary Lou left this world on my Mom’s birthday, which was Dec. 5th, and your Dad Joe left this world about 8 yrs. after my Dad on Jan. 6th. My Dad Clarence’s birthday was Jan. 6th. ………Rest in peace Joe!

    Karen (Sheedlo) Lancour
    Rapid River, MI

    To Bill and family . . sorry about the loss of your Dad and Grandfather

    Don And Liza Darmogray
    Gladstone, MI

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