Dennis J. Payette, 49

Dennis J. Payette of Blacksmith Road in the town of Cedarburg passed away at his residence Sunday evening, Dec. 29, 2013, following a battle with brain cancer. He was 49 years old.

Dennis was born in Two Rivers on Jan. 13, 1964, the son of James and Caroline Hoyer Payette. He attended local schools, graduating from Two Rivers Washington High School with the class of 82. Dennis continued his education in Manitowoc at the Acme Institute of Technology, where he studied tool and die plastic mold design engineering.

On Aug. 27, 1988, Dennis was united in marriage with Lori Belongia at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. The couple settled in Port Washington and later moved to Cedarburg in 2005. Dennis worked as a designer for MGS Manufacturing Group. He enjoyed traveling, biking, rollerblading and cross country skiing with his wife. Dennis is survived by his wife, Lori; parents, James and Caroline Payette of Two Rivers; brothers, Dean (Linda), David (Shelly) and Doug (Karen) Payette, all of Two Rivers, and Dan (Lynette) Payette of Mishicot; parents- in-law, Edmund and Sandra Belongia, also of Two Rivers; aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held at 6 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 3, 2014, at the Eernisse Funeral Home, 1167 Washington Ave., Cedarburg. Chris Crom presided. The family received visitors at the funeral home on Friday from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

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Eernisse Funeral Home is assisting the family.