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Obituary: Joseph Tembreull

As received from the Reid Funeral Service and Chapel:

Joseph Tembreull of South Bend, Indiana went home to the Lord on August 3, 2022 after a lengthy illness. He was born in L’Anse, Michigan on November 10, 1963, the son of James D. Tembreull and Janet (Bennink) Tembreull. He attended school in L’Anse, Michigan and received a GED. He enjoyed reading, going for walks and visiting with friends. He loved animals, especially dogs and made friends with every dog he met. He worked as a cook and at various odd jobs through the years.

He is survived by his mother Janet Brisson and stepfather Joe Brisson of Baraga, Michigan, brothers Paul (Amber) Tembreull of Pelkie, Michigan, Ed (Christy) Tembreull of Baraga, Michigan, and James C. (Sara) Tembreull of Baraga, Michigan, sisters Chris (Tim) Sanregret of L’Anse, Michigan and Julie Van Fleet of Pomona, Kansas, aunts Joyce Zipse of Shelbyville, Kentucky and Priscilla Sliger of Trout Creek, Michigan, uncles Robert “Dale” Tembreull and Michael Tembreull. He is also survived by stepbrothers, stepsisters and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his father James, His grandparents, Raymond and Helen Tembreull, and Garrett and Lila Bennink, Uncles John “Pat” Tembreull, William Tembreull, Harm Bennink, Otto Bennink and Harold Bennink and nephew Michael Messer, Jr.

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m., Friday, August 26, 2022 at St. Ann’s Catholic Church, Baraga, MI with Father Corey Litzner, celebrant. The family will receive friends at the church on Friday from 10 a.m. until the time of the Mass. Immediately following Mass, the family invites friends to join them for fellowship and a luncheon in the church hall.

Interment will take place in the L’Anse Evergreen Cemetery.

Joseph’s obituary may also be viewed and condolences sent to the family at www.reidfuneralservicechapel.com.

The Reid Funeral Service and Chapel, L’Anse is assisting the family with the arrangements.

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