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Robert Alan Piquette, 91

Robert Alan Piquette, 91, of Woodstock, passed away in his home on Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2020, with his wife and children by his side. Rob was born in Waukegan, Ill., on Oct. 19, 1929. He was the eldest child of Lionel “Mike” Piquette and Ruth (Hartmann) Piquette. Rob served in the United States Army in Germany from 1951-1953. He married the love of his life, Marion Barens, in 1951, and together they raised seven children.

As a teacher and principal in Woodstock for over 30 years, Rob knew the names of every student and parent and greeted his students daily at the school’s doors. He was a fast pitch softball player until the age of 61 and played bass in church and in numerous bands.

Rob spent a good portion of his life in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, which he described as the most beautiful place on Earth. He loved picking wild thimbleberries and eating Marion’s homemade pastries. When he was not Up North, Rob could be found working on a project in his woodshop, practicing a tune on his harmonica, or planning his next hunting trip. He was a man of faith and attended Mass every week.

Rob was an avid reader, woodworker, hunter, musician, cribbage player, Packers fan, and the best husband, father, and friend in the world.

Rob is survived by his wife, Marion; his brothers, Jay and Jim; his children, Cheryl, Mike, Jed, Tito, Nicholas, Terry, and Laurie; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He loved them all.

The family will hold a private celebration of Rob’s life at his home. A funeral Mass will be held at a later date at St. Mary’s Church in Woodstock. To share a memory or condolence please visit

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