Dale Joseph Rochefort, 83, of Bridgman, passed away on Thursday, August 1, 2019 at Spectrum Health Lakeland in St. Joseph.
Mass of Christian burial will be held 11 AM Wednesday, August 7, 2019 at Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church, 3903 Lake Street, Bridgman with Father Arthur Howard as Celebrant. Final resting place will be in Graceland Cemetery, Bridgman. Visitation will be held Tuesday, August 6, 2019 from 5 - 7 PM at Pike Funeral and Cremation Services, The Boyd Chapel, 9191 Red Arrow Highway, Bridgman. Memorial contributions may be given to Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church. Send flowers to the family and online condolences accepted at www.PikeFH.com
Dale was born Friday, July 24, 1936 in Garden, Michigan to the late Leo and Theresa (Hymes) Rochefort. On April 26, 1958 Dale married Barbara Jean Smith and they shared 61 years together. Dale retired in 1990 from Allied Signal where he worked for 32 years. He then owned and operated Rochefort’s Yogurt Shoppe in Bridgman for 17 years. Dale was a faithful member of Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church.
Survivors include wife: Barbara; son: Randy (Stephanie) Rochefort: son-in-law: Robert (Brenda) Booker; grandchildren: Michael (Tiffany), Melissa, Ryan, Nathan, and Erin Rochefort; four great grandchildren; siblings: Gary, Gordon (Shirlie), Gaylord (Mary), Duane (Linda), and Gloria Copeland.
Dale was also preceded in death by a daughter: Gloria Booker in 1996; and a brother: Harlan.