MANISTIQUE - Robert J. Lakosky, 91, of 7211N Lakosky Road, Manistique (Crooked Lake), passed away Wednesday morning, Sept. 25, 2013, at the Schoolcraft Medical Care Facility in Manistique.
Robert was born July 24, 1922, in Cooks, the son of Charles and Lillie (Roberts) Lakosky and graduated from Cooks High School.
During World War II, he proudly served in the United States Army.
On July 12, 1948, Robert married the former Mae Ellen Niemi in Garden, Mich. They made their home in various communities throughout Michigan and Wisconsin. Following his retirement in 1980, they returned to the Manistique from the Detroit area. Mae preceded him in death on Oct. 5, 2011.
Robert worked as operating engineer in the construction business.
He was a member of St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church in Manistique where he was a member of the prayer group. Robert was a member of the Manistique Moose Lodge and the Marquette Koinonia. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, a good card game and telling stories.
Robert is survived by his children: Robert (Sue) Lakosky of Tecumseh, Mich., Mary (Ron) Karolak of Ortonville, Mich., Charles (Barbara) Lakosky of New Baltimore, Mich., Mark (Marcia) Lakosky of Mount Clemens, Mich., and Monte (Michelle) Lakosky of Manistique; 14 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; sister, Lilly Anne Ertel of Racine, Wis., and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his wife Mae, Robert was preceded in death by his parents, infant son Peter and eight brothers and sisters.
Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m., Friday, Sept. 27, at the Messier-Broullire Funeral Home in Manistique. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 28, at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church in Manistique with Father Glenn Theoret officiating. Burial will be in the Inwood Township Cemetery at Cooks, Mich.