2013-04-13 / Obituaries

William Perrault


William Perrault William Perrault William J. Perrault, 80, of Carp River, passed away Friday, April 5, 2013, at his home on Mackinac Trail.

He was born on Mackinac Island March 6, 1933, to John and Anna (nee LaTour) Perrault.

He served in the U.S. Army from May 1955 to May 1961.

He married Carlean Fisher October 20, 1956, on Mackinac Island.

Mr. Perrault was an ironworker and served as a union ironworker for more than 40 years. He worked on many jobs throughout the state, including the Tilden Mine in the Upper Peninsula.

He was a member and elder of the Sault Tribe of Chippewa Indians, a member of the American Legion Post in St. Ignace, the VFW Post in Trout Lake, the Immaculate Conception Church in Moran, and the North American Hunt Club.

He loved to hunt, fish, and garden. He grew a very large garden at the corner of Gorman Road and Mackinac Trail.

He is survived by his wife, Carlean; eight children and their families, William Perrault Jr. of Alaska; Roy, Brian and Denise, and John Perrault, all of St. Ignace; Marcella and Tony Massey of Cheboygan, Tina and Kevin Evans of St. Ignace, Suzette and Michael Steel of DeTour, Eleanor and Ron Blackburn of Raleigh, North Carolina; a brother, Joe Perrault of Denver, Colorado; a sister and her family, Gloria and Tom Ross of Richland; 22 grandchildren, and 25 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a brother, John, and a sister, Olive McIntyre.

Visitation was Tuesday, April 9, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Dodson Funeral Home with parish prayers at 8 p.m. Mass of Christian burial was Wednesday, April 10, at 11 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Church in Moran with Father Pawel Mecwel and Deacon Tom McClelland officiating.

Interment were in Wequayoc Native American Cemetery on M-134 later in the spring.

Pallbearers were Gary, Jeffrey, and Jeremy Bigelow, Raymond Perrault, Jason Evans, and Kai Waara.

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