2012-04-26 / Obituaries

Joseph J. Rivard

Joseph Jules Rivard, 58, of Neosho, Wis., rejoined the Lord on Wednesday, April 18,

2012, where he will experience everlasting life free from sin.

Joe was a long-time (active) resident of

Manistique, Mich., before he moved to

Wisconsin around 1990. He was brought up

Catholic and attended St. Francis de Sales

School before moving on to the Manistique

High School where he graduated in 1972.

He challenged entrepreneurship most of his life and loved doing it. R & R Sporting

Goods, Joe and Son’s Cable Construction, Diane’s Pub & Grill and most recently Crabby Joe’s of Neosho, were all dreams and adventures he pursued. He was loved by most and strived to help all. He will be greatly missed by all who “knew” him.

He is survived by his father, Jules (the late Leona) Rivard; sons, Jacob (Joan) Rivard, Michael (Tricia) Rivard, and Daniel (Corrine) Rivard; sisters, Julie (the late Ancel) Burrell, Sally (Dale) Dufour and Ginger (Ralph) Reynolds; three stepchildren, James (Rachel) Yesko, Michael Yesko and Jackie Yesko; grandchildren, Jenaya, Jacob, Jaycee, Jaiden, Aaron, Jordan, Trista, Haleigh, Donovan and Lilyana; other survivors include numerous cousins, several aunts and uncles, and a couple of nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Leona “Nuna” (Duchene) Rivard; his baby girl Jodie Rivard; and several others in the extended family.

A memorial service will be held at Messier-Broullire Funeral Home on May 19.

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Let me pay tribute to the

Let me pay tribute to the father, and grandfather whom so many loved and shared time with. You will be greatly missed. Teckla on behalf of Dan Rivard, Corinne and grandson Aaron Rivard