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Michael Anthony Decet

May 8, 1944 — August 18, 2015

Michael Anthony Decet, age 71, of Traunik, died late Tuesday evening, August 18, 2015 at the Jacobetti Home for Veterans in Marquette, Michigan. He was born on May 8, 1944 in Pontiac, Michigan to the late Anthony and Helen (Husarcick) Decet. Mike attended Our Lady of La Salette School and graduated high school from the seminary there in 1962. He joined the U.S. Navy and served on the U.S.S. Powers from November of 1962 until November of 1966. Michael married the love of his life, Anna Marie Blumm on January 20, 1967 and together raised their three children. Mike always had a thirst for knowledge and took classes with the Cleveland Institute of Electronics, Jackson Community College and Northern Michigan University. He and Anna moved their family to the Upper Peninsula and Mike began his career with Public Broadcasting at NMU. He was an integral part of instituting the Union for the support staff at NMU and was recognized for his organizational and negotiating skills. Mike retired from Public Broadcasting in 2004. Mike and Anna had a hobby farm with goats, pigs, chickens, cows, and bees, and he especially enjoyed caring for his bees. When his sons were young, he was involved with Little League and helped bring the Senior League back to the Trenary community. Michael served as president of the school board and was involved with the consolidation of the Eben and Trenary schools.

Mike was a devoted and faithful member at St. Rita Church in Trenary. He served as lector, choir member, Eucharistic minister, and Mike was very involved with St. Vincent de Paul. He visited the sick and homebound, taught Bible study classes, and he and Anna were involved with the marriage preparation classes. In 2012, the Diocese of Marquette gave Michael the Legacy of Faith Catholic Service award for his lifetime of dedication and service to the church.

Michael was a kind, loving, and generous man who gave 100% in all that he did. He lived his life to serve others and Mike adored his wife, children, and grandchildren.

He is survived by his loving wife of over forty-eight years - Anna of Traunik; children - Tony and Carmon Decet of Munising, Stephanie and Rob Treat of Salida, CO, and Michael Decet of DePere, WI; grandchildren - David and Karlee Decet; brother George Decet of Royal Oak, MI; and sister - Anne Decet of Berkley, MI.

Visitation will be at the Bowerman Funeral Home in Munising on Thursday from 5:00 until 8:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Father Gregory Heikkala on Friday, August 21, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. the Jacobetti Veterans Chapel in Marquette. He will be escorted by Anna, Tony, Steph, Mike, David, and Karlee. Interment will be at the Limestone Township Cemetery in Limestone.

Donations are requested to be made to the Memory Care Unit Activities Fund at Jacobetti in Michael's name.

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