SKANEE - David N. Gouin, age 70, of Skanee, passed away Monday, Oct. 8, 2012 at the Veteran's Facility in Iron Mountain.
He was born in Cheboygan, Mich., on February 15, 1942, the son of the late Robert and Genevieve (Vieau) Gouin. David graduated from L'Anse High School in 1960.
He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in L'Anse.
David joined the U.S. Navy in 1975 and retired after 22 years of service.
He married the former Martha "Marty" Murphy in Cadillac, Mich. on September 28, 1985.
David enrolled in Mercy School of Nursing in Cadillac, receiving his LPN certificate. He then enrolled in Northern Michigan University and received his BSN degree. David worked at the Jacobetti Home for Veterans and then at the Marquette County Health Department, retiring in 1995.
He was a member of Am-Vets, the Arvon Board of Review and was the founder of the Arvon Bunny Club. David enjoyed building and other outdoor activities.
Mr. Gouin is survived by his loving wife, Marty; sons, Bob (Lisa) Gouin of Mt. Pleasant, Mich. and Patrick (Terri) Gouin of Jacksonville, Fla.; daughter Terry Darr of Georgia; six grandchildren; sister, Linda (Curt) Menard; step-brother, David (Doreen) Howard of Chicago; several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his son, Jacques.
A memorial funeral service for Mr. Gouin will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 13 from the Reid Funeral Service and Chapel, L'Anse with Fr. John Longbucco officiating. The family will greet friends at the funeral chapel on Saturday from 10 a.m. until time of the service.
Baraga County area veterans, under the direction of the Baraga American Legion Post 444 will be conducting military honors at the funeral chapel on Saturday at 10:30 a.m.
Mr. Gouin's obituary may also be viewed and condolences sent to the family at rfsc.net.
The family has entrusted arrangements with the Reid Funeral Service and Chapel in L'Anse.