Michael "Mick" Jaquette

Michael “Mick” Jaquette, 68, of Albert Lea, Minn., passed away Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013, at his home from MM/bone marrow cancer.  

Visitation was Monday, Aug. 12, at Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home and one hour before service at the church.

Funeral services were Tuesday, Aug. 13, at St. Theodore’s Catholic Church, conducted by Father Timothy Reker and Deacon Mike Ellis.

Burial will be at a later date in Guttenberg.

Michael Jaquette was born on Aug. 17, 1944, in Guttenberg, the oldest of four children of Dale “Mike” and Eunice (Schweikert) Jaquette. Mick grew up in Guttenberg where he graduated from high school.  He then attended Upper Iowa University.  On Aug. 13, 1966, Mick was united in marriage to Judy Bowen in Dubuque.  Mick served with HQ Company of the 389th Engineer Battalion USAR, in Dubuque from 1966 until 1972 and served as Commander of Leo Carey Post 56, Albert Lea.  He was a big supporter of the Legion Boys State program and was selected as a representative to the Hawkeye Boys State in 1962.  

Mick was a sales and marketing representative for Sun Oil Company from 1966 – 1977.  He owned and operated Mike’s Service Station from 1977 – 1990 in Guttenberg. While in Guttenberg he served on the Guttenberg Municipal Hospital Board.  Mick later worked for Rainbo Oil Company of Dubuque.  In 1995 Mick and his wife moved to Albert Lea where he worked as a sales director for South Minnesota Oil Co. until his retirement in February of 2012.  

Mick was a member of St. Theodore’s Catholic Church, the American Legion, Knights of Columbus, Day Breakers Kiwanis, Albert Lea Ducks Unlimited, Pheasants Forever and was Secretary of SCMN SCORE 710.  

Survivors include his wife, Judy Jaquette of Albert Lea, Minn.; children, Michael (Tracy) Jaquette of LaCrescent, Minn., Bryan (Nietra) Jaquette of Center City, Minn., and Jason (Jenny) Jaquette of Urbana; grandchildren, Tara, Andrew and Erin of LaCrescent, Minn., Emma of Center City, Minn., and Brandon and Breanna of Urbana; brother, Mark (Deborah) Jaquette of Florance, Ala.; sisters, Mary (Bill) Frommelt of Guttenberg and Marsha (Bob) Silhacek of Delano, Minn.; sister-in-law, Helen (Mike) Balfe of Dubuque; brother-in-law, Phil (Linda) Schwinn of Kieler, Wis.; and many nieces and nephews.    

Mick was preceded in death by his parents and in-laws, Chick Bowen and Bessie (Phil) Schwinn. 

In lieu of flowers memorials are preferred in Albert Lea to Adopt a Student, St. Theodore’s School, Leo Carey Post 56 Honor Guard or ALMC Hospice and in Guttenberg memorials are preferred to St. Mary’s School, the American Legion or VFW.

Online condolences are welcome at www.bayviewfuneral.com.

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