Loiselle, Roy Pierre, Freeland, Michigan

Passed away Friday, February 3, 2012 at his home, age 87 years. Roy was born in Saginaw, Michigan December 4, 1924 the son of the late Alexander and Nellie (Surina) Loiselle. He was a 1943 graduate of Arthur Hill High School. He entered the Army Air Corps serving as a pilot of an A20 and gunner in North Africa and Italy from 1943-1945. He was a life member of VFW, Post No. 1566 and a member of American Legion, Post No. 22. Roy retired from the local carpenter’s union of Saginaw. He married Marie Morgan January 15, 1965 and she survives him. Roy was a builder of many churches; the Saginaw Courthouse, Dow Nuclear Plant and many more buildings in the Saginaw area. He was a member of the musician’s union. He played accordion for Tri-City Trio and the Royal Redcoats, with his brother Lawrence. Roy had many hobbies, including fast pitch softball, hunting, fishing He was a private pilot for many years and still enjoyed flying. He served as commander of the Civil Air Patrol of Bay City. In addition to his wife, Roy is survived by two sons and their spouses, Matthew and Lynette Loiselle and Mark and Kerry West; grandchildren, Kearney, Eric and Hanah; two brothers, Lawrence (Diane) Loiselle and Donald (Marge) Loiselle; a brother-in-law, Donovan Morgan and many friends. He was predeceased by a son, Richard Loiselle; a sister-in-law, Bonnie Morgan and a brother-in-law, John P. Morgan. He is also survived by two daughters and a son from a previous marriage, Arria, Pierre and Sally. The funeral service will take place on Wednesday, February 8, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at W. L. Case & Company, 4480 Mackinaw oa. Rev. Rob Richards will officiate with burial in Roselawn Memorial Gardens where military services will take place under the auspices of VFW, Post No. 1566. Friends may visit with the family at the chapel on Tuesday from 2:00-9:00 p.m. and on Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until time of the service. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider a donation to the family wishes. The family would like to extend a special thank-you to Dr. Bartnik and his entire staff for the loving care they gave to Roy during his illness and to the VNS Hospice, Cartwright Care Center for their care during his final days. www.casefuneralhome.com