Nicolas “Nic” Paquette, 51, of Noblesville died on Nov. 28, 2013. He was born on Dec.4, 1961 in Muskegon, Mich.
Paquette was a graduate of Parkway North High School. He was an ammo sergeant in the U.S. Air Force where he graduated the Community College of the Air Force. He was active in the Indiana Army National Guard, 38th Sustainment Brigade and proudly served his country during Operation Desert Shield and Operation Desert Storm.
He became a master carpenter, gifted in woodworking, and his presence is seen over their entire home with many furniture pieces he constructed by hand. For a time he was a custom cabinet maker working for Fremont Interiors, Inc. He enjoyed playing Euchre, cribbage, salmon fishing and gardening. He especially loved his dogs, Lucy Lu and Bella.
Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth Engel Paquette; mother, Susan (Robert) Mixer; father, Kenneth (Marge) Paquette; children, Vittorio (Tiffany) Paquette, Ricardo (Donna) Paquette, Lucas Paquette, Cierra Paquette and Jacob Paquette; granddaughters, Ariana and Arabella Paquette and Isabella Sheffield; grandson, Landin Paquette; brothers, Chris Paquette, Greg Paquette and David Paquette; sisters, Yvonne Holliday and Alysia Paquette; and many nieces and nephews.
Burial with military honors was Dec. 3 in Marion National Cemetery, 1700 E. 38th St., Marion. A Celebration of Life service followed at Crossroads Church, 19201 Grassy Branch Rd., Westfield. In memory of Nic, memorial contributions may be given to Crossroads Church. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Bussell Family Funerals.