Kurt A. Massicotte
KINGSFORD — Kurt A. Massicotte, 54, of Kingsford, passed away Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018, at ManorCare Health Services in Kingsford, surrounded by his family.
He was born Aug. 25, 1964, in Iron Mountain, son of Leon and Cynthia (Powell) Massicotte. Kurt was a lifelong resident of the area and graduated from Kingsford High School, Class of 1982.
While growing up he started ski jumping at the age of three, a love that his father passed on to him. Kurt remained active in ski jumping throughout his life.
Kurt’s father preceded him in death at a very young age but his passion for ski jumping continued to grow over the years. He traveled throughout the Midwest, where he participated as a competitor. Kurt was an active member of the Kiwanis Ski Club for over 50 years, both as a competitor and most recently as the hill captain for the local Giant Pine Mountain Ski Tournament.
He married Susan Rochon on May 13, 2000, at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Norway.
Kurt worked in industrial construction at the power plant in White Pine for a few years before taking a position as maintenance engineer for Grede Foundry, where he was presently employed. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, the outdoors, and was known by all to be a handy man who could always be counted on.
He will be missed by his family and numerous friends. Survivors include his wife, Susie; one son, Dayne Massicotte, and one daughter, Maggy Massicotte, both of Kingsford; his mother, Cynthia Massicotte of Crystal Falls; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Richard and Karen Rochon of Loretto; two brothers, David Massicotte of Kingsford and Kevin (Kim) Massicotte of Kingsford; numerous nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles; and three dogs, Willie, Homer and Bella.
In addition to his father Leon, Kurt was preceded in death by one brother-in-law, Ken Rochon in 1995.
Visitation will be 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1 at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Norway. Funeral services will follow at 1 p.m. Saturday at the church. Pastor Michael Langlais will officiate.
You may light a candle in remembrance of Kurt or leave a condolence for his family online at www.JacobsFuneralHomes.com.
The family has chosen the Jacobs Funeral Home, Iron Mountain, to honor Kurt’s legacy of life.