Pierre F. Dompier

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.


  1. Jennifer Huff January 11, 2019 at 5:37 pm - Reply

    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. Bev and Mark Mathews January 11, 2019 at 8:56 pm - Reply

    Anna and family, so sorry to hear of your loss. Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers.

  3. Mike Ely January 12, 2019 at 8:33 am - Reply

    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.

  4. Theresa Taskey January 12, 2019 at 11:10 am - Reply

    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.

  5. Craig and Sara(Wells) Rich January 12, 2019 at 1:02 pm - Reply

    So sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  6. Mary Mason January 12, 2019 at 11:43 pm - Reply

    Phyllis and Anna, So very sorry to hear of Pierre’s passing. My deepest sympathy.

  7. Diane Dompier January 13, 2019 at 11:44 am - Reply

    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

  8. Olivia” Ann” January 13, 2019 at 2:48 pm - Reply

    Hello Anna , sorry to hear about your Brother. You and your family are in my prayers.🙏🙏

  9. Ada Sloan. - Orm. January 13, 2019 at 3:33 pm - Reply

    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.

  10. Dixie Kammeyer January 13, 2019 at 7:20 pm - Reply

    So sorry for you loss Nicki and family! Thoughts and prayers to you and your family!!

  11. Mary Dee Shanahan January 13, 2019 at 7:22 pm - Reply

    Aunt Phyllis and family, my thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  12. Ralph Godmar January 13, 2019 at 10:31 pm - Reply

    Sorry for your loss. I remember him from school and my sister and his were friends.

  13. Peggy Botens January 14, 2019 at 11:59 am - Reply


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

    Peggy Borst-Botens

  14. Chet & Mary Szymanski January 14, 2019 at 12:21 pm - Reply

    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..

  15. Mike Spencer St. Mary's 82 January 14, 2019 at 5:55 pm - Reply

    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.

  16. Sally and Joe's kids, Val, Joe, Ed and Alice January 15, 2019 at 9:16 am - Reply

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

  17. Richard Haworth January 15, 2019 at 11:42 am - Reply

    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.

  18. Paul Lochinski January 16, 2019 at 1:21 pm - Reply

    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.

  19. Bill burns February 8, 2019 at 1:38 am - Reply

    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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