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Leonard LaTulip

Leonard LaTulip

1937 - 2023

Leonard Frank “Lenny” LaTulip age 85 of Rogers City passed away peacefully on Tuesday, February 14, 2023 at North Kansas City Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri.

He was a fun-loving husband, father, brother, grandfather, friend and neighbor who will be sorely missed.

Leonard was born June 5, 1937 in Rogers City to George and Elizabeth “Betty” (Nowicki) LaTulip.

He grew up in Rogers City and attended St. Ignatius Catholic School, at the age of 17 enlisted in the US Navy where he served from 1955 until 1958. He was stationed on the aircraft carriers USS Frank Champlain and USS Franklin D. Roosevelt as a storekeeper. Following his honorable discharge, he returned to Rogers City and took a stint sailing with the Great Lakes Fleet then settled into his niche as a millwright at USS Steel Corporation, Calcite Plant, until his retirement in 2000. He fell in love and married Barbara Glomski, they made their home in Petersville and then transitioned to Heythaler Hwy. He was a life member of the Rogers City VFW Post 607 and was integral in the actual construction of the Post building. He facilitated a large number of military honors funerals to ensure our veterans received full military honors as they left their last watch. Lenny marched in many
Nautical Festival parades, Posen Potato Festival parades and took part in many Memorial Day and Veterans Day services. Throughout his life, he enjoyed a variety of activities like, tinkering with the maintenance of his vehicles, tending to his lawn and garden, riding his bicycle and walking. He loved spending time in his deer blind enjoying nature and hoping for the big buck, and for many years it was the one that got away!

Lenny is survived by his wife, Barbara; three daughters, Julie (Jim) Gardner, Lisa (Mike) Moggie, and Pamela (Butch) Chojnacki; six grandchildren, one great-grandson, and two brothers, Donald LaTulip of Rogers City and Thomas (Pauline) LaTulip of Cheboygan.

Friends may visit at the Beck Funeral Home on Thursday, February 23 rd from 4-8 p.m. with a VFW life member service at 6:15, rosary at 6:30 and the parish wake service at 7 p.m. Visitation will resume at St. Ignatius Catholic Church on Friday, February 24 th from 9 a.m. until time of Mass at 10 am with Fr. Rolando Silva officiating. Rogers City VFW Post 607 will accord full military honors at church immediately following Mass.
Interment will take place in the spring at Mt. Calvary Catholic Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to St. Ignatius School’s Angel Fund.

The LaTulip family would like to extend a sincere thank you to all of the loving people who helped Lenny on his journey to be with our Lord.

 

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Leonard LaTulip – Beck Funeral Home – Rogers City, MI