Francis J. French - Departed on Jan 16, 2018 - Pembine, Wisconsin

Francis J. French

Born in Norway, Michigan on Feb 08, 1933

Died on Jan 16, 2018 and resided in Pembine, Wisconsin

age 84, of Pembine, died Tuesday January 16, 2018, at Evergreen Meadows Assisted Living in Norway.  He was born in Norway on February 8, 1933; son of the late Herman and Virginia (Schnabl) French. 


He started logging at the age of 16 and later started French Forest Products.  At the age of 33, he and his brother Paul decided to build their own peeling operation.  It took several months to make and worked very efficiently.  In fact it worked so good paper mills from Green Bay came and filmed it running so they could build their own.  Little did Francis and Paul know they would change the peeling industry.   Francis was an avid outdoorsman.  Francis took many fishing trips to Canada and out West hunting moose, elk, and even to the Dakotas for pheasants.


Francis is survived by his seven siblings:  Rodger French of Pembine, Delores (John) Jacovitch of Rhinelander, Joan French of Beecher, Rita Stovenken of Pembine, Judy (Richard) Kallioinen of Ishpeming, Susan (Richard) Braun of Kewaunee, and Abe (Karen) French of Pembine; and he is further survived by numerous nieces an d nephews.  He was preceded in death by his brother Paul and sister, Marie.


Family and friends may call on Friday January 19, 2018, at Roubal Funeral Home from 11am until the Funeral at 12pm (Noon).  Pastor Abraham French will be officiating.  Burial will be in the Pembine Cemetery this spring.


Roubal Funeral Home of Wausaukee is assisting the family with arrangements.


Funeral Service: Friday Jan 19, 2018, 12:00 p.m. (Noon) at Roubal Funeral Home

Visitation: Friday Jan 19, 2018, 11:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. at Roubal Funeral Home

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