Melvin R. Marcotte, 76, of Vermillion, S.D., died Tuesday, March 1, 2005, at the Sioux Valley Hospice Cottage in Sioux Falls, S.D.
Mel was born April 2, 1928, in Vermillion, the son of Leo and Dally (Seally) Marcotte. He graduated from the Vermillion High School, and married Dorothy Trudeau on May 29, 1950, in Vermillion.
Melvin worked for the City Light Plant and Clay Union REC before moving to Sheldon, in 1967. He started the power lineman program at Northwest Iowa Technical College (NITC) in Sheldon and was instructor for that program until his retirement in 1990.
Mel moved back to Vermillion with his wife in 1991, and she died in 2000.
Mel was a member of the St. Agnes Catholic Church in Vermillion, and enjoyed golfing, pheasant hunting, camping, and spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
He is survived by a son, Tom Marcotte and his wife, Connie, of Le Mars, a daughter, Judy Hauger and her husband, Craig, of Sioux Falls; three grandsons, Chad Marcotte and his wife, Barb, Brandon Marcotte, and Jared Marcotte, and three granddaughters, Ashley, Lindsay, and Allison Hauger and five great-grandchildren. He is also survived by two brothers and their wives, Morris and Shirley Marcotte of Worthington, Minn., and Roger and Susan Marcotte of Beresford, S.D.; and two sisters, Fern Morse of Vermillion, and Betty Schmidt and her husband, Virgil, of Wakonda, S.D., and a brother-in-law, Bill Lynch of Phoenix, Ariz., as well as many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Dorothy, a sister, Ruth Lynch, and a brother-in-law, Warren Morse.
Funeral Mass will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Agnes Catholic Church in Vermillion, with burial to follow in the Calvary Cemetery in Vermillion. The family will be present at 5 p.m. Friday with a prayer service at 7 p.m. at the Hansen Funeral Home in Vermillion.