Ethel A. Brunet

L’ANSE — Ethel A. Brunet, 80, of L’Anse, passed away Saturday, March 9, 2019 at Bayside Village, L’Anse, with her loving family by her side.

She was born in Calumet, on May 16, 1938, the daughter of the late Percy and Anna (St Amour) Roberts. Ethel attended school in Calumet.

She married the love of her life, Donald E. “Donnie” Brunet, Sr. on August 4, 1956, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Hancock. Donnie preceded her in death on November 11, 2009.

Ethel had been employed as a waitress at the Hilltop Restaurant, L’Anse, for 39 years and retired in May of 2009.

She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, L’Anse, the L’Anse American Legion Post 144 Ladies Auxiliary until it disbanded and a lifetime member of the Baraga American Legion Post 444 Ladies Auxiliary.

Ethel enjoyed reading, watching Wheel of Fortune and loved spending time with her grandchildren and participating in their activities. She loved to dance and could be found polkaing at the South Range Eagles Club every Sunday.

Ethel is survived by her loving family which includes her daughters, Debbie (Tom) Lindgren and Cindy (Tom) Roy; her son, Donald (Lori) Brunet Jr., all of L’Anse; grandchildren, Tina (George) Lahti, Jason (Angie) Lindgren, Andrew Lindgren, Stephanie Baril, Ben Roy, Justin Roy, Rebeca Dove, Steven Brunet (Kelli) and Daniel (Gabby) Brunet; great-grandchildren, Trystan & Kolby Lahti, Brenden, Anna, Carter & Brady Lindgren, Maya, Ellise, Emily & Landen Dove, Katie LaBeau, David, Arionna & Ella Roy, Cambreigh Rose Brunet and Hailey Grace LaTendresse; and brother, Fred (Janet) Roberts of Aura. Numerous nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, two brothers and four sisters.

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, L’Anse, with Father Corey Litzner, celebrant.

The family will greet friends at the Reid Funeral Service and Chapel, L’Anse, on Monday, March 11, 2019, from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. and at church on Tuesday from 10 a.m. until the time of the Mass. Casket bearers will be Ethel’s grandsons, Jason, Andrew, Benjamin, Justin, Steven and Daniel.

Immediately following the Mass, the family invites friends to join them for fellowship and a luncheon in the church hall.

Spring interment will take place in the L’Anse Evergreen Cemetery.

Ethel’s obituary may also be viewed and condolences sent to the family at

The Reid Funeral Service and Chapel, L’Anse, has been entrusted with the funeral arrangements.