Obituary: Gaetan Riopel
Gaetan Riopel, age 78 of Rhinelander, died Saturday, July 4, 2020, surrounded by his family. Gerry was born Sept. 17, 1941 in Hearst, Ontario, to Lucien and Marie (LaCasse) Riopel.
He is survived by his wife, Michele (Kirsch) Riopel; daughters, Danielle (Eric) Sievert, Christianne (Patrick) Whiting, Leslie Riopel; son, Michael (Jennifer) Riopel; nine grandchildren; sisters, Lucille Palm, Vivianne (Tom) Stevens; brothers, Andre (Kathy), Edmond (Becky), John (Kathy), Yves (Ruth) and Rob Riopel; many nieces and nephews.
Gerry was preceded in death by his parents and infant brother, Guy. Private services were held. He is interred next to his parents in the Newbold Memorial Cemetery. (Carlson Funeral Home)