Pierre F. Dompier

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Pierre Francis Dompier, 55, of Gaylord, passed away Thursday, January 10, 2019 at McLaren Medical Center in Petoskey. He was born in L’Anse, MI on August 17th, 1963 to Norman and Phyllis Dompier. Pierre was preceded in death by his father (Norman) and niece Lacie. He is survived by his mother (Phyllis), his sisters Anna, Dominique (Robert) and Cherie (Jody) and his brother Jacques (fiancée Elizabeth) as well as several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

In 1973 his family relocated to Gaylord with his father’s work. Pierre graduated from St. Mary’s Cathedral High School and attended Michigan Technological University. He was a Sergeant in the US Army field artillery in Oklahoma, Germany and Georgia. Later, Pierre had a career in cross country and local truck driving. His strong faith centered him throughout his life. Pierre was a dedicated member of St. Mary’s parish, attending regularly whenever he was in the area.

All who knew Pierre knew his jokes, his deep, rolling laughter and his smile. He was a caring, kind man whose gentle nature stood in contrast to his towering physique.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, January 14, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. from St. Mary Cathedral.

Visitation will be held on Monday, January 14, 2019, at the cathedral from 10:00 a.m. until the time of services. A rosary will be offered at the cathedral on Monday, January 14, 2019 at 10:30 a.m.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary Cathedral through the Nelson Funeral Home & Cremation Service, PO Box 1548, Gaylord, MI 49734.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary Cathedral.

19 comments on “Pierre F. Dompier”

  1. I am so sorry for your loss. I have a lot of memories growing up and when he lived with dad. Thoughts and prayers for you and your family.

  2. I have so many fond memories of Pierre in high school with more than a few crazy adventures under our belts. I know God will care for my friend now. May God comfort the Dompier family to know Pierre is at peace.

  3. I am so sorry for your loss! Your family will be in my prayers, I went to St Marys with Cherie until 8th grade, my maiden name was Grenke. Please accept my heart felt sorrow.

  4. Phyllis and family, our prayers are with you all at this sad time. We know how you feel. We send our love, Jerry and Diane and family

  5. Ada Sloan. - Orm.

    Pierre was a one of a kind. He delighted in icing on me. I worked at Sutfins for the last 10 years, when they were open. He always had a new joke or story to tell. He liked to sit at the counter in the kitchen while I was preparing a meal. Nothing he enjoyed talking about more than food. If I did something different than he might, he would always ask why and what result I expected. He was a terrific guy. I have missed him alot since the home closed. We all know now he is with Jesus. He had a strong faith, there were days he helped me through with that faith. I could be in a really rotten mood, or just having a bad day, and he usually could bring me out of it with his jokes and his trust in the Lord. He will be dearly missed. May God give Blessings of comfort and healing through this time.

  6. Anna,

    My sincere sympathy to you and your family. I will keep you and your family in my prayers.

    Peggy Borst-Botens

  7. Chet & Mary Szymanski

    Nikki and family, we are so sorry to hear about Pierre..Chet had him in school and remembers him well. May he rest in peace forever..

  8. Mike Spencer St. Mary's 82

    I’m so sorry for your loss. I remember him fondly from school. Pierre was such a genuinely nice guy. The world needs more people like him.

  9. Sally and Joe's kids, Val, Joe, Ed and Alice

    Aunt Phyllis and Family, we are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  10. I remember Pierre from School. He was a kind and generous person. He always brought out the best in those around him. My thoughts and prayers are with the family during their loss. May the Lord enjoy him just as much as we did.

  11. So sorry to hear about Pierre. I remember him as quiet and contemplative, but inspired on the football field. His Silver Hook Award was earned and deserved. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family, our memories will stay with us and his soul is the Lord’s.

  12. Pierre was a kind soul, helped me when I transferred to MTU and hardly knew anyone. I remember his laugh!

    Hugs and prayers to the entire Dompier family.

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