On the morning of October 10th Paul R. DesRochers, Jr. passed away peacefully surrounded by his loved ones after fighting a long battle with cancer.
Paul was born August 31st, 1965 to Paul DesRochers Sr. and Carlota (Denomie) Beauprey. During his youth he enjoyed the outdoors hunting, trapping, and fishing. Paul also played hockey on local teams for several years.
After high school Paul was a “jack of all trades” working in the family logging business, bartending, and roofing, just to name a few. Paul was then employed by the KBIC Maintenance Department. He also owned his own logging business at that time. Paul’s calling came in 2000 when he was hired as a Service Technician with Terex which located him to Denver, Colorado for over 5 years. Paul got to see much of the country while working for Terex and he also took up the game of golf.
Upon discovering his illness, Paul returned to the Baraga area to be near family and friends. Over the next few years Paul owned his own logging truck working in the local area. He then left the area again briefly to drive truck in Green Bay and Las Vegas. After that he moved to Appleton, Wisconsin to spend time with his daughter and sister. In the past year he returned home to the Baraga area and lived with his significant other Amy and his furry friend Bella. Paul made many friends in all of his travels and will be sadly missed by all.
He is survived by his children Jessi and Nathan, his siblings Joan DesRochers, Stacey (Dan) Koski, Matthew (Shannon) DesRochers, niece Aleah Kissel and nephews Kyle, Alan, David, and Ryan DesRochers.
He was preceded in death by his parents Carlota and Paul Sr.
A celebration of Paul’s life will be held on Thursday, October 18, 2018 from 12:00 p.m until 2 p.m. in the Ceremonial Room located at the Ojibwa Senior Center, Baraga, MI. Immediately following the celebration of life, the family invites friends to join them for fellowship and a luncheon at the Ojibwa Senior Center.
Interment will take place in the Assinins Cemetery.
Expressions of sympathy may be sent to Matt DesRochers, 15507 Mission Road, Baraga, MI. 49908
The Reid Funeral Service and Chapel, L’Anse has been entrusted with the funeral arrangements.