Pauquette, Rev. James J.
THE DEATH AND LIFE OF “PASTOR JIM” PAUQUETTE
Reverend James J. Pauquette went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on February 12th, 2014. “He has already been poured out like a drink offering and the time has come for his departure. He has fought the good fight, he has finished the race, he has kept the faith. Now there is in store for him the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to him on that day.” (2 Timothy 4:6-8)
After a 45-year career in engineering in the aerospace and paper industries, Jim entered full-time Christian ministry in 1990 and was ordained in 1992, at the age of 63, as a minister in the Church of God Reformation Movement of Anderson, Indiana. "Pastor Jim" faithfully served twelve years as pastor of New Hope Community Church in Hope, Michigan and three years as associate pastor of Lake George Community Church in Lake George, Michigan, until his retirement in 2009. Rev. Pauquette continued to serve the Lord and provide comfort to residents of The Horizon Senior Living Center and LifeHouse Prestige Place in Clare, Michigan.
Jim was born in Granville, New York on June 2, 1928, the first of ten children of Melvin and Marion (Labarge) Pauquette. He is survived by his wife, Rose (Armer) and their five children: James (Nedra Frodge) of McNeal, Arizona; Letha (Rex) Raymond, Lake, Michigan; Thomas (Karen), Grove City, Ohio; Andre, Fort Wayne, Indiana; and Amy Pauquette, Bay City, Michigan, as well as by ten grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren. Also surviving are his brothers and sisters, Bernard, Jean Patterson, Edmund, Richard, Francis, Andre, Melvin, and Sharon Bouyea, and many nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents and a brother William.
During his years as an engineer, Jim was a member of several professional societies, including the American Society for Quality Control and the National Fluid Power Society. While a member of the Composite Can and Tube Institute he chaired its Technical Committee. He also served as chairman of the Paperboard Testing Committee of the Technical Association of the Pulp and Paper Industry in which he maintained a lifetime membership.
Rev. Pauquette had a burden for young people and served for many years in various leadership positions in the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, in Delaware, California, and Connecticut. For that work he was awarded an honorary life membership in the Order of the Arrow of the Boy Scouts of America. He also served for six years as a member of the Division of Social Concerns of the Church of God in Michigan.
According to his wishes, cremation has already taken place. A memorial service will be held at Clare United Methodist Church at 4:00 pm on Saturday, February 22, 2014. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to support our veterans. To sign online guestbook, visit www.cremationsocietymidmi.com