2013-10-03 / Obituaries

Robert J. Lakosky

MANISTIQUE – Robert J. Lakosky, 91, of 7211N Lakosky Road, Manistique (Crooked Lake), Mich., passed away Wednesday morning, Sept. 25, 2013, at Schoolcraft Medical Care Facility in Manistique.

Robert was born July 24, 1922, in Cooks, Mich., the son of Charles and Lillie (Roberts) Lakosky and graduated from Cooks High School.

During World War II, he proudly served in the United States Army.

On June 12, 1948, Robert married the former Mae Ellen Niemi in Garden, Mich. They made their home in various communities throughout Michigan and Wisconsin. Following his retirement in 1980, they returned to their beloved Crooked Lake from the Detroit area. Mae preceded him in death on Oct. 5, 2011.

Robert worked as a professional operating engineer in the construction business.

He was a member of St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church in Manistique where he was a member of Remnant of God prayer group. Robert was a member of the Manistique Moose Lodge and Marquette Koinonia. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, a good card game and telling stories.

Robert is survived by his children: Robert (Sue) Lakosky of Tecumseh, Mich., Mary (Ron) Karolak of Ortonville, Mich., Charles (Barbara) Lakosky of New Baltimore, Mich., Mark (Marcia) Lakosky of Clinton Township, Mich., and Monte (Michelle) Lakosky of Manistique; grandchildren, Angel, Robert, Danielle, Carrie, Nicole, Shelley, Erin, Philip, Amber, Christopher, Justine, Malorie and Madison; numerous great-grandchildren; sister, Lilly

Anne Ertel of Racine, Wis., and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by his parents; infant son, Peter; grandsons, Charles and Simon; along with eight brothers and sisters.

Visitation was held from 4-7 p.m., Friday, Sept. 27, at Messier- Broullire Funeral Home in Manistique. A rosary was said at 7 p.m., at the funeral home.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at 11 a.m., on Saturday, Sept. 28, at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church in Manistique with Father Glenn Theoret officiating. Burial was held in Inwood Township Cemetery at Cooks.

Memorials may be directed to St. Francis de Sales Church or school, 210 Lake Street, Manistique, Michigan 49854.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.mbfuneral.com.

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