CHASSELL - Pierre P. Houle, 53, a resident of Chassell, passed away Monday afternoon, January 20, 2014, at the Omega House in Houghton following a battle with cancer.
He was born May 14, 1960, in Hancock, a son of Marlene (Sormunen) Houle and the late Peter Houle. Pierre was raised in Chassell where he graduated from the Chassell High School with the class of 1978.
Mr. Houle was a veteran having served with the United States Navy as a construction worker and mechanic, seeing combat while being stationed in Lebanon in 1983.
Pierre had worked at various jobs in the area. In 2004, he began working for several defense contractors being stationed in Iraq and Afghanistan. Currently, Pierre was employed with Lockheed Martin in Okinawa, Japan.
Mr. Houle was a member of Post 6507 VFW in Chassell. He enjoyed working on cars and visiting with family and friends. His quick wit and sense of humor also left a smile on everyone's face.
Preceding him in death was his father, Peter Houle.
Surviving are his mother, Marlene Houle of Chassell; his brothers, Greg Houle of Salt Lake City, Utah, Tim (Vanessa) Houle of Skanee; his sister, Debbie (Bruce) Linn of Hancock; his nieces, Holly, Magan, Molly, Colleen and Emily; his nephew, Rejean; his great niece, Parveneh; a special friend, Divina Miyazatu of Okinawa, Japan; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
A prayer service for Pierre will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Memorial Chapel Funeral Home in Chassell with Deacon Tom Corrigan to officiate. Spring burial will be in the Chassell Cemetery.
Friends may call on Saturday, January 25, 2014, from 11 a.m. until the time of services at the Memorial Chapel Funeral Home in Chassell.
In lieu of other expressions of sympathy the family suggests that memorials be given to the Omega House in Houghton or to the charity of one's choice in memory of Pierre Houle.
To view Pierre's obituary or to send condolences to the family please visit memorialchapel.net.
The Memorial Chapel and Plowe Funeral Homes have been assisting the family with the arrangements.