John R. “Buzzy” Derouin, 70, 2529 14th Road, Bark River, passed away on Sunday, November 23, 2014 of natural causes while at hunting camp.
John was born on May 23, 1944 in Escanaba, son of Alex and Hilma (Buckland) Derouin. He was raised in Escanaba, Cornell and Schaffer. John graduated from Bark River-Harris High School.
On September 5, 1964, John married Carol Kozlowski at Sacred Heart Church in Schaffer.
John drove milk truck, worked construction and at Harnischfeger. He also was owner and driver of Derouin Trucking for 28 years, retiring at the age of 62.
He enjoyed hunting, camping, the Green Bay Packers, fixing things, and going to rummage sales.
Among survivors include his wife, Carol; two sons, John Robert (Roxanne) Derouin, Jr. of Gladstone and Stephen (Mollie) Derouin of Bark River; two daughters, Cindy Ann (Dean) Bloniarz of Perronville and Michelle Ann (Andrew) Flagstadt of Bark River; eight grandchildren, Ashley (Brad) Anderson, Justin, Dylan, and Lauryn Bloniarz, Stephanie and Daniel Derouin, Abbie and Callie Flagstadt and great grandchildren Sawyer and Collyns Anderson, Carsyn Bloniarz, and Joslynn Pellegrini all whom he loved very much. He is also survived by his brother, Dale (Merri) Derouin of Schaffer; sister, Barbara (Jeff) Richer of Rockford, IL; sisters in law, Mary Ann Derouin, Sandy Derouin and Suzie Derouin; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Richard, Roger, Ken and Gary; and sisters, Lois, Carol and Dorothy.
Visitation will be on Friday, November 28th from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Crawford Funeral Chapel in Bark River. The funeral service will follow at 7 p.m. at the funeral home with Rev. Darryl Pepin officiating.
Burial will be in Gardens of Rest Cemetery.
The Crawford Funeral Homes are assisting the Derouin family.