Peter "Chum" Thoune, 81, of Stephenson, Mich., passed away Sunday, June 23, 2013, at Bay Area Medical Center. Chum was born on January 31, 1932, in Stephenson to the late Peter and Josephine (Bushonville) Thoune.
Chum proudly served his Country in the United State Army during the Korean Conflict. On August 24, 1963, Chum married the former Shirley DeLaurelle in Stephenson, Mich. Shirley preceded him in death on May 25, 2006. Chum worked for E.F. Potter and later Stephenson Lumber for 26 years. He then joined the Sheet Metal Workers Union and worked with them for 12 years, retiring in 1994. Chum loved to hunt and spend time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was a member of Precious Blood Catholic Church and American Legion Post 43 where he served as past commander.
Chum us survived by his children: Loren "Fuzzy" (Anna) Anderson of Norway, Mich., Nancy (John) Raymond of Stephenson, Mich., Cheryl Anderson of Greenfield, Wis., Tammy (Ken) Hower of Kewaunee, Wis., and Pete (Jeanne Doboy) Thoune of Stephenson, Mich.; 12 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren; two brothers: Clyde Thoune of Stephenson, Mich., and Alvin (Shirley) Thoune of Munising, Mich.; and three sisters: Mag (Louie) Machalk of Appleton, Wis., Margie Pecotte of Pinellas Park, Fla. and Doris (Jim) Laurin of Johnson Creek, Wis. Chum was preceded in death by three brothers and one sister.
Family and friends may call at Anderson Diehm Funeral Home on Sunday, June 30, 2013, after 4 p.m. until time of Military Rites at 7 p.m. followed by Parish Prayer Service. Visitation will continue at the funeral home on Monday, July 1, 2013, from 9 a.m. until 9:45 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated with Father Michael Ocran officiating at Precious Blood Catholic Church at 10 a.m.
Entombment will follow in Stephenson Township Mausoleum.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.andersondiehm.com.
In lieu of other forms of sympathy, donations may be made in Chum's name for Mid County Rescue Squad or the Barb Palzewic Hope Memorial.