James L. Pageau

Hale, Michigan
September 20, 1945 - January 29, 2020


American Legion Post #422, 429 W. Main, Hale from 12 noon till 2:00 PM on Saturday, February 22, 2020

Service Location

American Legion Post #422, 429 W. Main, Hale, MI 48739


February 22, 2020 at 2:00 PM at American Legion Post #422 Hale

Obituary Notice

James L. Pageau, age 74, of Hale, MI, passed away at his home on, Wednesday, January 29, 2020. He was born on September 20, 1945 in Detroit, MI to Dallard & Eleanor (Mailloux) Pageau. He graduated from Osborn High School. James married Cheryl Lawrence June 19, 2010.

Mr. Pageau served in the US Air Force from 1964-1968. He was stationed in Saigon, Viet Nam and Wurtsmith Air Force Base in Oscoda, MI. After his military service, he spent his career in automobile and truck sales in Detroit. James was a member of the American Legion Post #422 in Hale and the VFW Post #5678 in Tawas, and the Fraternal Order of Eagles in Hale. Mr. Pageau enjoyed travelling, playing cards and various games and studied anything dealing with the military, hunting, fishing and camping. He was a friend to all and never knew a stranger.

James is survived by his wife, Cheryl Lawrence of Hale; son, Jeff (Michelle) Pageau of NC; daughter, Jill Pageau of St. Clair Shores, MI; daughter, Dawn Brown of Hale, MI; son, Robert (Dee) Nehr of Roseville, MI; grandchildren; Mallaury Pageau, Claire Pageau, Jaidyn Pageau, Maryiah Wright, Robert Nehr, Jr., and Alec Nehr; many nieces, nephews and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister and 3 brothers.

Per family wishes, Mr. Pageau was cremated and a memorial service will be held on Saturday, February 22, 2020 at 2:00 PM at the Hale American Legion Post #422, 429 West Main in Hale. Inurnment will take place at the Great Lakes National Cemetery at a date to be determined. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.bureshfuneralhomes.com.


Great Lakes National Cemetery, Holly, Michigan


May your memory’s live on forever. May you be comforted knowing that love never dies. I know you will see your father again. God bless!
— Janet Carwell
Dear Cheryl and Family..Tom and I were so sorry to hear about Jim’s passing..What a shock it was..We had known Jim for what seemed like forever..He was someone who cared about what you had to say and really listened to you...We will truly miss our talks with him..Our prayers go out to you and your family..
— Tom and Kathie Chrisman
Dear Cheryl and Family, We are so sorry to hear about Jim. He was one of our good friends in Hale and will miss him stopping by and seeing us. We are in Florida for the winter but will be there in thought and prayer. God bless.
— Dan & Hazsel Young
Dear Cheryl and family. Michael and I are so sadden to hear of Jim's passing. What a smile he had it shined from his soul through his eyes. Michael has such wonderful memories of growing up with Jim. Thanks to Jim for showing us his great pizza skills he learned as a teenager working at the pizza parlor. The world needs more Jim's in it RIP and thanks for your service to our country. Until we meet again. Mary and Michael Roskos
— Mary and Michael Roskos
Cheryl & family the entire membership of VFW Post 5678 is sending the most sincere condolences on the passing of your husband & father. May your heart be comforted knowing he is resting comfortably in the arms of our Lord & Savior.
— Dennis A. Frank, Commander Post 5678
Dear Cheryl, Jeff, Jill, and family members: Jimmy was a close friend to both Custer and I for many years. He introduced us to the Hale area in the 1970's and have loved living on Long Lake in the summer months for the past 25 years. Jimmy always visited us, played cards, and was always available to help out in any way he could. I will miss him coming over to talk and catch up in the summer months. I will remember him and his family in my prayers.
— Helen Starr
Dear Cheryl, Dawn and family,
May God be with you at this difficult time. Please let us know if we can help you with any thing.
Sincerely, The American Legion 422 and the Auxiliary
— Marlene Noll Polishak
Cheryl & Dawn, VFW Auxiliary #5678 Tawas gives their condolences, prayers and hugs on the passing of Jim. Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him. May the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.
— Jane Dady, on behalf of VFW Auxiliary 5678
May god bless and console the family!Jim was a good soul!He s resting in peace with god now!
— Susan Jones
Cheryl and family, my heart is heavy over your loss and all of us who had the sincere pleasure of having Jimmy as our dear friend I know he is with our Lord watching over you and his family and friends,he will truly be missed..Love and Hugs always...
— Lyne Reigle

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