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Edward LaCross

1935 - 2018

Edward P. LaCross, age 82, of Cheboygan
passed away peacefully at home Sunday,
May 13, 2018

He was born August 17, 1935 in Cheboygan,
the son of Maxim “Mickey” and Cora (Reville) LaCross.

Ed attended and graduated from Cheboygan Catholic High School. He
joined the Armed Forces in May of 1953, transferred to the USAR in 1955
and was honorably discharged in January 1957. He married Donna J.
Donovan, also of Cheboygan, on July 2, 1960. They celebrated their
50th wedding anniversary in 2010. Ed became a registered Land Surveyor
working in the Civil Eng. Field, working in Ohio, on the Alaskan pipeline
and then around the state of Michigan. He retired in 2000 but enjoyed
work so much he continued to work part time for many years following
his official retirement.

Ed enjoyed many trips with his loving wife to Florida. He spent every
summer nurturing a large garden along with raising honey bees. He loved
ice fishing, camping, leading the band playing his guitar in family
sing-a-longs. He was an avid reader reading thousands of books. He was
the best gentle and caring husband and father, grandfather, son,
brother and friend who always reached out to help others. He set an
example as a grandfather, teaching his grandchildren witty poems and
songs that they use to guide them through life.

Ed is survived by:
his daughter, Deborah (Allen) Tomlinson of Cheboygan and
son, Jeffery (Gayle) LaCross of Kentwood;
many loving and adoring grandchildren, Ryan, Lauren, Brandon, and
Andrew LaCross, Melissa Pellenz, Rachel, Aaron, McKenzie, and
Ian Rheam, Wyatt and Jessica Tomlinson, Maxim Tomlinson, Jeff, Julie,
Ella, and Clara Froster and Danielle, Gabe, and Luca Genovese;
brother, William (Karen) LaCross of Petoskey and
sister-in-law, Mary Kay LaCross of Ohio,

He was preceded in death by:
his wife, Donna;
daughter Marie Pellenz;
parents, Maxim (Mickey) and Cora LaCross;
brother, Thomas LaCross;
sister and her husband, Sally and Charles Pitcock.

A graveside service will take place at 2:30 p.m. on Friday, June 1, 2018 at
Calvary Cemetery, Lafayette Avenue, Cheboygan Michigan, A memorial
dinner will immediately follow at the Benton Township Community
Center 5012 Orchard Beach Road, Cheboygan Michigan,

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