A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday at 10:30 a.m. at St. Bronislava Catholic Church in Plover, with the Rev. James Trempe officiating. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.
Visitation will be at the church from 9 to 10:15 a.m. Friday.
Shuda Funeral Service of Plover assisted the family with arrangements. Condolences may be offered online at www.shudafuneral.com.
Mr. Choiniere was born Oct. 7, 1928, in Marathon City, a son of the late Eugene and Elsie (Ravonet) Choiniere. He went to Walnut High School in Walnut, Ill.
He worked in a pork meat packing plant. Later on he worked for ANSCO, a photographic development company, in Chicago, Ill. He also was a counselor to kids at the Chicago Boys & Girls Club. During World War II, he developed special training films for the military.
He was married to Mary Ann Schmitt in Kickapoo, Ill., in 1950. She preceded him in death.
In 1957 the family moved to Plover, so that he could manage the Vivid View Photographic Specialty Company.
He was a charter member of the Plover/Whiting Lions, and ran the Golden Sands Parade for 17 years. He was Scoutmaster of Boy Scout Troop 205 for 29 years, earning the Silver Beaver Award. He helped the scout troop for another 10 years after being scoutmaster.
He was a school bus driver who often drove several generations of families; drove a rural route for the Post Office; became a Eucharistic minister and lector for 50 years at St. Bronislava Church in Plover. He still did wedding photography even after retiring from being a bus driver.
Survivors include two sons, Eugene, Plover, and Jacques (Anne Marie Halpin-Choiniere); one sister, Rosemary Silva, Phoenix, Ariz.; two grandchildren; and a special friend, Josie Kracklow.
He was also preceded in death by one brother, Kenneth; and one sister, Beatrice.