Roy Edward Trepanier, 80, of Essexville, our devoted and dedicated, husband, father, grandfather and friend was born into eternal life on the morning of Thursday, October 11, 2013 at Bay Medical Care Facility. Roy was born in Bay City on May 27, 1933, the son of the late Harry and Rose (Wisniewski) Trepanier. Roy proudly served our country with the United States Air Force from 1952-1956. He would go on to meet the former Janet Prager. They dated, fell in love and were united in marriage on September 8, 1962 in St. John the Evangelist Church. After over thirty six years of dedicated service, Roy retired from Bay City Chevrolet as a machine repairman. Roy was a faithful member of the Knights of Columbus, Fr. Van Rooy Council #2740, the John F. Kennedy Fourth Degree Assembly #503, and was an active member of the Color Corps. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, deserts of all kinds and spending time with those he loved. His happy go lucky nature, along with his dedication to the Essexville Little League and Garber Athletic Association will always live on. Roy leaves to cherish his memory, his loving wife of over fifty years, Janet; children, Beth Ann and husband, Kurt Buchholz of Missouri, Renee and husband, Dale Nix of Essexville, William and wife, Stacie Trepanier of Arizona and Brad and wife, Barb Trepanier of Colorado. He was the loving grandpa of Chelsea and Andrew Cogswell, Trevor Trepanier, Taylor Rogalski, Parker Phillips, Grant Trepanier, Markie Trepanier and Travis and Sunni Nix. Roy also leaves behind his sisters-in-law, Pat Prager, Shirley Prager and Janice Welter, along with several nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. In addition to his parents, Roy was welcomed home to heaven by his grandson, Seth Trepanier; brother, Richard Trepanier and brothers-in-law, Don Prager, Dick Prager, Bob Prager and, Chuck Welter. Roy’s family will be present to receive visitors on Friday, October 18, 2013 from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. with a 7:00 p.m. Vigil for the Deceased at Skorupski Family Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 955 N. Pine Rd., Hampton Twp. On Saturday, October 19, 2013, Roy will be taken to St. John the Evangelist Church, 614 Pine St., Essexville, where visiting will continue from 8:30 a.m. until his 9:30 a.m. Funeral Liturgy. Cremation will follow. Roy will be laid to rest in St. Patrick Cemetery at a later date. The entire family would like to extend a heartfelt thanks to the entire staff of Bay Medical Care Facility for their compassionate care. Memorial contributions in memory of Roy may be directed to the building fund at St. John the Evangelist Church. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family online at

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  1. My deepest sympathy to the entire Trepanier family. I remember seeing Roy at many school functions. I know he cared for all his children, and his love will carry on.

  2. I would like to extend my deepest condolences to the entire Trepainer family. I have such fond memories of all of you from the time we lived across the road from you. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

  3. I wish to send my sincere condolences to Janet Trepainer and the entire
    Trepainer family. Janet, I will have you in my daily prayers as you go through
    this hard time without Roy. Janet was a very close friend in grade school and
    when I come to Michigan I love to visit with her.

    Julie Kollar

  4. To the family of Roy we are so sorry for your loss. Roy was a good friend and co-worker and will be missed by all who knew him. Our thoughts & Prayers are with you during this very difficult time.

  5. My thoughts & prayers go out to you with the loss of husband, father, grandfather, friend to so many people. I pray for Good Happy Memories to take the place of the sadness you are feeling.
    Sue LeBrun

  6. My deepest sympathy to Roy’s family. I went to high school with Roy and graduated a year earlier than he did but felt he was my friend and I will miss him and I’m glad he is now resting with The Lord. Earl Keller

  7. Brad and Family,
    I am so sorry to hear of your loss. It is never easy to lose those we love but take comfort that one day we will see them again. Please know you are in my prayers.
    I send my deepest and heartfelt sympathy for you and your family while you deal with your loss.
    Tina Peglow Russell

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