John G. ‘Jack’ Dupuis

HANCOCK – John G. “Jack” Dupuis, 86, of Hancock, died peacefully at U.P. Health System – Portage hospital on Sunday, May 8, 2016.

He was born on June 30, 1929, in Lake Linden to the late John J. and Irene (Remillard) Dupuis. He graduated from Lake Linden High School in 1947.

He then went to work for Horner Flooring in Dollar Bay before entering the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict for two years from 1951 to 1853.

Upon his return, he went to work at the Calumet & Hecla Mining Company, mostly at the Ahmeek Mill until its closing in 1967. He then worked at Michigan Tech at the Ford Forestry Center in Alberta, at the MTU Student Ice Arena, and later at the residence halls until his retirement in 1988.

On November 8, 1958, John married the love of his life, Joan Opie of Houghton, at St. Ignatius Loyola Catholic Church in Houghton.

He was a member of the Church of the Resurrection in Hancock. He enjoyed cooking, gardening and liked to laugh a lot. He also enjoyed his family times, especially being with his many nieces and nephews.

Besides his parents; he was also preceded in death by a sister, Diane Fontaine.

He is survived by his wife, Joan of Hancock; sisters, Jane Berryman and Annette (Edward) Koepel, both of Lake Linden; a brother, Anthony (Joanie) Dupuis of Lake Linden; and by many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Thursday, May 12, 2016, at the Church of the Resurrection with Rev. Fr. William Ssozi to officiate. Burial will be at Forest Hill Cemetery of Houghton.

Friends may call at the church from 10 a.m. until 10:45 a.m. before the mass on Thursday, May 12, 2016.

The O’Neill-Dennis Funeral Home of Hancock is assisting with the arrangements.