Jeremy R. Cousineau

Resided in Commerce City, CO
Died December 25th, 2014

Jeremy Robert Cousineau, 38, went home to be with the Lord on Christmas Day, December 25, 2014. His last permanent address was 138 Saddlebag Ct., Rineyville, KY.

Jeremy was born at Raymond W. Bliss Army Hospital at Ft. Huachuca, AZ on December 8, 1976 to Michael R. and Connie A. (Curran) Cousineau.

Jeremy grew up largely in the Escanaba area and graduated from Escanaba High School in 1995. While in high school, he worked at Drifter’s Restaurant. Jeremy loved the outdoors and spent much time fishing, hunting, off roading, running and golfing. He also loved working on cars, fixing and repairing just about anything and was an avid Green Bay Packer fan.

Following graduation, Jeremy entered the US Army and proudly served 18 years, achieving the rank of Master Sergeant. Jeremy’s military career began with the Armor Division and he served at Ft Riley, KS, and Ft. Carson, CO, until he switched MOS to Recruiting. Jeremy loved recruiting and achieved Recruiter of the Year two times while serving at the West Bend, WI post. As he gained rank, he was given command of the Milwaukee Recruiting Station. There he brought that command from never achieving quota to reaching quota throughout his stay in Milwaukee. Jeremy did the same thing in Austin, TX, bringing that station to a new level of success, in the recruiting field.

Jeremy was then transferred to Denver, CO, where he was in charge of seven recruiting stations and achieved the same results. Some awards received: Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal (7th award), Army Achievement Medal (5th award), Army Superior Unit Award, Army Good Conduct Medal (5th award), National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Non-Commissioned Officer Professional, Continuous Honorable Active Service, Development Ribbon (3rd award), Army Service Ribbon, Gold Recruiter Badge, Driver and Mechanic Badge, etc.

Jeremy suffered from scoliosis for many years and was in a great deal of pain. While in Denver, approximately five years ago, life “rolled in” and affected a change that he would never quite get over. He was transferred to Ft. Knox, KY and it was there he was later discharged from the Army.

Jeremy’s love for his family and friends was something every one of us admired. As his mother recently said, “Jeremy is irreplaceable. He was full of life and brought much laughter to our home. He was loved, by his brothers, sister-in-laws, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and of course daughters. Jeremy could come across tough but was really a teddy bear (we called him Jer-Bear!) and would do anything for anyone. We are proud of you, Jeremy, how you persevered in spite of heartache and pain. God saw it and believed you had enough, and brought you home. Please let your two siblings I lost during pregnancy, Uncle John, Grandma’s and Grandpa’s know they are all loved and missed!! I know you are all at peace and rejoicing in the presence of God. We will love and miss you forever, Jeremy.”

Jeremy is survived by his parents, Mike and Connie Cousineau; wife, Jennifer Cousineau; daughter, Caitlin Cousineau; step-daughter, Savannah Morris; brothers, Michael (Angela) of Germantown, WI, Stephen (Sara) of Bel Aire, KS; nephews, Jacob Cousineau and Hobbs Hutchinson; niece, Adelyn Cousineau; aunts and uncles, Darlene (Ken) Kelloniemi, Patrick (Leta) Cousineau, George Kevin (Debbie) Curran, Mark (Lauri) Curran; and cousins, Don (Tina) Kelloniemi, Kris (Brent) Krutina, Brian (Gabriella) Cousineau, Jennifer (Brad) Houle, and Nicholas Curran.

Visitation will be held on Monday, January 5th from 2 t o 4:30 p.m. at the Crawford Funeral Home in Escanaba. The Delta County Veterans Council will have military rites at 3:30 p.m. The Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 5 p.m. at St. Joseph and St. Patrick’s Church with Rev. Eric Olson officiating. A meal will follow in the church hall.

The Crawford Funeral Homes are assisting the Cousineau family.

12 Tributes to “Jeremy R. Cousineau”

  1. Mike & Connie
    We are sorry to hear about the loss of your son,Jeremy. Lynn and I will keep you and your family in our prayers as you go through this difficult time.

  2. Our prayers are with you and we ask the intercession of the angels and saints to hold you up during this difficult time.

  3. Dear Mike and Connie,
    Our Thoughts and Prayers are with you and your family as you journey through this difficult time. As we have never met Jeremy, he surely sounds like he was a great man and son. I’m sure this will give great comfort as the days go by. Know that the Lord was ready for him and that he is free of pain and very happy.
    God Bless You Both,
    Ann and Mike

  4. Our thoughts and Prayers go out to Connie , Mike , Michael and Steven for your loss.

  5. Dear Connie and Mike, I am so very sorry for your tragic loss of Jeremy. Even as Jeremy’s life changed 5 years ago I know your lives are now changed in a way that you will never get over either. My words seem so inadequate but I know that prayer is not and I have continuously prayed for Gods grace to be poured into you and your families lives at this deeply sorrowful time. With love and continued prayer, Phylis

  6. I send my heartfelt condolences and prayers.

    Jeremy was a great recruit and Soldier that I had the priviledge to watch grow in the Army. He loved the Army and his country. I remember having a minor surgery on Fort Knox when he was in training, when I woke up after surgery, who was at my bedside-Jeremy Cousineau.
    Jeremy left a legacy of leadership and passion with those he touched–
    Time to rest Jeremy–make sure that the Packer fans and deer hunters in heaven are doing PT! You will be missed my friend!
    May God Bless and Comfort your Family–

  7. Mike, Connie & family- so very sorry for the loss of your beloved, Jeremy.

  8. We were so sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you.

  9. I am shocked and saddened to hear of Jeremy’s passing. I used to work at the YMCA ~ in the 90’s for several years when Jeremy and his friends would come in and play basketball.
    Mike and Connie, I remember you as well. Sending prayers for your loss.

  10. My deepest sympathies on the loss of Jeremy.
    We graduated together in 1995 and were stationed together at Ft. Riley in 1996. Although we didn’t know each other well in HS, Jeremy kindly met me at reception when I was in-processing at Ft. Riley, showed me around post,and helped me get settled at my first duty station. I will never forget his love of the Army, his family, and da Packers.
    Rest easy, friend.

  11. we are so sorry to hear of your loss and sorry we were unable to attend the services.our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  12. Jenny and the rest of Jeremy’s family,

    We are sorry to hear about the loss of Jeremy. We had some great times working, hunting and fishing together while on recruiting, and I greatly appreciated the hospitality when I visited you in Colorado prior to deploying. He always made us laugh and could ease the tension of stressful situations with his positive outlook and smile.

    With heartfelt condolences,
    Chris and Robyn

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