(Wednesday - October 28, 2020) - James A. Michaud, age 80, of Marquette, passed away on Monday, October 26, at his home.

James was born November 12, 1939, in Iron Mountain, son of the late James J. and Vernamae (Todish) Michaud. He was a graduate of Burns High School in Burns, Oregon. On February 5, 1990 he was united in marriage to Kathleen Peace in Wixom, Michigan. He was a member of the Operating Engineers #324.

Upon retirement, James returned to the Upper Peninsula.

He loved fast vehicles, fishing, hunting, and visits with his family. He especially loved cooking for anyone that came to visit and earned the name Chef Dad. He enjoyed feeding and watching the hummingbirds and wildlife that regularly stopped by year after year.

Survivors include his loving wife of 30 years, Kathleen Michaud; children Michael (Tamie) Michaud, Lara (Michael) Clisch, Erik (Hauling) Michaud, Kelly Michaud (Jeff Bizeau), Jimmy Smith, Debby DeGuire, Becky (Wayne) Fails, Angela (Chris) Zernick; siblings, Joan (Steven) LeClair and John (Bonnie) Michaud; 17 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren; and many special nieces, nephews, and cousins.

In addition to his parents, James was preceded in death by one sister, Tootie Enquist.

A remembrance service in the spring of 2021 will be announced.

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The family has chosen the Jacobs Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Iron Mountain to honor James' legacy of life.


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