Gagnon, Mark T.
Mark T. Gagnon, age 87, of 1500 North 3rd Street, Manitowoc, entered eternal life on Tuesday, June 10, 2014 at his residence.
Mark was born on July 2, 1926 in Two Rivers, Wisconsin. He was the son of the late Norman and Martha Statler Gagnon. Mark attended schools in Two Rivers. He enlisted in the Unites States Navy and served overseas during World War II. After serving his country for three years in the Navy, Mark was honorably discharged and returned home to Two Rivers. Mark became employed with Sweeney Brothers Construction Company. After working construction Mark and his wife Alice owned and operated two tavern/restaurants in Manitowoc for the next 23 years. Mark then became employed at Burger Boat Company for the next 12 years from where he then retired.
On June 3, 1950 he married Alice L. Joas at the Fundamental Bible Church, Townsend, Wisconsin. Mark was a member of First Reformed United Church of Christ. He enjoyed fishing, camping, and woodworking.
He is survived by his wife of 64 years: Alice; five children: Yvonne Barta; Diane (Dennis) Minkel; Jill (Bob) Springborg; Mark (Nancy) Gagnon; Julie (Greg) Schaus; all of Manitowoc, Wisconsin; 15 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren, 1 great great granddaughter, his loving pet dog: Chi Chi; nieces, nephews along with other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, three sisters, one brother and one son-in-law.
Private graveside services for the family will be held at Forest Home Cemetery in Townsend, Wisconsin. Cremation has taken place at the Harrigan Parkside Crematory and Chapel. Online condolence for the family can be sent to www.harriganparksidefuneralhome.com.
The Harrigan Parkside Funeral Home and Crematory, North 11th and St. Clair streets, Manitowoc, is assisting the family with funeral arrangements.
Harrigan Parkside Funeral Home & Crematory
628 North Water Street Manitowoc, WI 54220
Published in Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter on June 12, 2014