Desrochers, Paul F.
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Paul F. Desrochers, 80, died peacefully on Friday, November 1, 2013, when his heart, which was filled with love of God, family, and neighbor stopped beating. Paul was born in Marquette, MI on June 4, 1933 to Arthur and Margaret (Haydon) Desrochers. Fifty-one years ago on June 23, 1962, he married Mary A. Grambihler in Plankinton, SD.
God and his family were always Paul's top priorities. He was a loving and devoted husband, father to his three children and grandfather to his seven grandchildren. Paul was immensely proud of their accomplishments and would do anything to bring joy into their lives or to help them achieve their goals.
He was a man of many talents which he readily shared with family and friends. Paul had a wonderful sense of humor, always wore a smile, and enjoyed hearing and telling jokes.
He served in the U.S. Army in Alaska during the Korean War and was a member of the American Legion Sullivan-Wallen Post #11. He retired from the U.S. Postal Service, January 30, 1998.
Paul is survived by his wife, Mary; his three children and their families: Joseph Desrochers, his wife, Deborah and their two children, Anthony Paul and Katelyn, Green Bay; Jean Ehren and her two daughters, Alison and Natalie, Green Bay; James Desrochers, his wife, MaryFran and their three daughters, Ann, Mary Katherine, and Elizabeth, Houghton, MI. He is also survived by a sister, Mary Jean Desrochers, Escanaba, MI; and a brother, retired Msgr. Timothy Desrochers, Gwinn, MI. Paul is further survived by brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: Delores Haines and Lawrence Grambihler, Green Bay; Marilyn Grambihler, Frances and Harold Kinyon, Plankinton, SD; Raymond and Carol Grambihler, Tripp, SD; and Anton Grambihler, Richland, WA.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, James and Rev. Joseph A. Desrochers; a sister-in-law, Helen Grambihler; and two brothers-in-law, John Haines and Robert Grambihler.
Friends may call at St. Agnes Catholic Church, 1484 Ninth St., from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday, November 9. Visitation will be followed by the Mass of Christian Burial with Rev. Richard Getchel officiating. Military Honors will follow the mass. Burial will be in Allouez Catholic Cemetery. Blaney Funeral Home is assisting the family. To send online condolences, please go to www.BlaneyFuneralHome.com.
The family wishes to extend a heartfelt thank you to Dr. P. Lane Goolsby for the excellent care he has given Paul over the years. Thanks are also extended to the staff of Unity Hospice, especially Tracy and Sarah, for their loving care during Paul's final illness.
Blaney Funeral Home
1521 Shawano Ave. Green Bay, WI 54303
Published in Green Bay Press-Gazette on Nov. 3, 2013