Delmer Richard Cadotte
Delmer was born in Park Falls, Wis., to Robert and Agnes (Bourgeois) Cadotte. He was the second of five children.
The family moved shortly after to the Balanger Settlement near Bayfield, Wis. At age thirteen they moved to Cornucopia. Delmer attended South Shore high School in Port Wing, Wis.
On March 10, 1954 he married Marian Theresa Schramke in Bessemer. Mich. Delmer completed basic training in Arkansas and then served with the 5th Armored Division Army, Medical Corp from 1953 - 1955. He was honorably discharged in 1955. After his military service he worked for Dupont for 5 years, then in 1962 he went to work for American Can Company in Ashland, Wis.
In 1968 the Cadotte's moved to Albany where Del continued with the American Can Co in Halsey. He retired in October, 1989 as Day Supervisor in charge of the Napkin Department.
Marian and Del were members of St. Mary's Catholic Church, Del was a long time member of the Knights of Columbus. Marian and Del enjoyed their membership in a metal detector club and traveling in their motor home with their Good Sam Club. Marian and Del enjoyed traveling with friends and family and visited such places as Florida; Branson, Missouri; Texas; Arizona; Mexico and took a wonderful Alaskan cruise with friends. Del also enjoyed hunting and fishing with his sons.
Delmer is survived by children Joe and wife Kathy Gutt of Albany; Bob and wife Chris Cadotte of Albany; Arlene and husband Brad Ruggles of St Helen's; Rick and wife Char Cadotte of Rhododendron; and Annette and husband Lynn Dolan of Albany; special friends Judy and Chuck Kachel of Albany; brother Harold and wife Lois Cadotte of Hayward, Wis; fifteen grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
Delmer is preceded in death by his wife of over 50 years Marian Theresa Cadotte who died Feb. 20, 2005; parents Robert & Agnes Cadotte; brothers William and Alfred; and sister Joanne.
A viewing will be noon to 7 p.m. Thursday, with a Rosary service at 7 p.m. at Aasum-Dufour Funeral Home.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 11 a.m. Friday at St. Mary's Catholic Church with Father Andrew Thomas as celebrant.
Private internment will be at Willamette Memorial Park.
Memorial contributions are suggested to St. Mary's Catholic Church or Hospice in care of the funeral home.