WASHBURN – Emile Leroy Pelletier, 68, beloved husband of Bernice (Drost) Farley Pelletier died June 20, 2005, surrounded by his family at his Washburn residence after a long illness. He was born Jan. 14, 1937, at Limestone, the son of Leo L. and Lucie D. (Peters) Pelletier. He attended both Limestone and Caribou schools and worked for several years for the Aroostook Federation of Farmers before moving to Stockholm with his family in 1954. Emile served in the U.S. Army from 1955-1958 after which he found employment with several construction companies. He joined the Maine Army National Guard in 1962, serving with the Hqs Battery of the 152nd field artillery in caribou. He rose through the ranks to first sergeant, transferring to troop command in Augusta in 1982. He retired from the National Guard in 1984. While serving in the National Guard, he was employed by Cianbro Corporation of Pittsfield from 1967 until his retirement in 2000. He was a member of the Henry B. Pratt Post American Legion of Caribou; and also a member of the 40 and 8 organization. He is survived by his wife of Washburn; three sons, Galen Pelletier of Texas, James Pelletier and his wife, DanaRae of Lowell, Mass., Darren Pelletier and his wife, Kathy, of Lisbon; one daughter, Karen Thibodeau and her husband, Mack, of Rosepine, La.; five stepchildren, Russell Farley Jr., Michael Farley and Lee Farley, all of Washburn, Wesley Farley of South Windsor, Conn., Trina Akerson of Mapleton; one brother, Albert Pelletier of Caribou; one sister, Darlene Madore of Caribou; and 26 grandchildren. Emile was predeceased by his parents; and by his first wife, Donna Lynne (Wittam) Pelletier; two brothers, Phillip Pelletier, Robert Pelletier; and by one daughter, Sharon Brand. Family and friends may call 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at the Lancaster Morgan Funeral Home, 11 Clover St., Caribou, where funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Thursday, June 23, in the Chapel, with the Rev. George McLaughlin officiating. Military committal services will follow conducted by the officers and members of the American Legion at the Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Caribou.