John William Coveyou, 48, of St. Ignace, died unexpectedly early Sunday morning, July 15, 2012, at the home of his mother in St. Ignace.
He was born in St. Ignace August 10, 1963, to Charles and Marsha (nee Bergeson) Coveyou.
Mr. Coveyou was graduated from LaSalle High School in the Class of 1981.
He has lived in St. Ignace all of his life, where he was a commercial painter. He also worked for the Dufinas on Mackinac Island as a cook and bartender, and for Ryba Fudge and Sanders Fudge on Mackinac Island. Most recently, Mr. Coveyou has worked as a self-employed painting contractor.
He loved to fish, and was a member of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians, and St. Ignatius Loyola Catholic Church.
He is survived by his mother, Marsha Coveyou of St. Ignace; a brother, Michael at home; his twin brother, James, of St. Ignace; a sister and her family, Janine and Patrick Curry of Tampa, Florida, and seven nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father, Charles Coveyou, in 1992.
Friends may call at Dodson Funeral Home Thursday, July 19, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., followed by services with Father Norbert Landreville officiating. Burial will be in St. Ignatius Cemetery.
Memorials may be directed to the family, with envelopes available at the funeral home.