David Edward LaJoice, age 64, of Gladstone passed away on Monday, June 6, 2011 at the St. Francis Hospital in Escanaba.
David was born Febraury 21, 1947 in Sault Ste. Marie, MI the son of Francis and Ethel (Nay) LaJoice. He was a graduate of LaSalle High School in St. Ignace. Shortly after high school he enlisted in the United States Army and served his country proudly from 1966 to 1968. He was a member of the Sault Tribe of Chippewa Indians and was an avid fisherman and hunter, a good Scrabble and cribbage player and loved the Detroit Tigers.
He is survived by his brother Mike LaJoice of Gladstone, four sisters, Nancy (Tom) Flynn of Gladstone, Annette Powers of Grand Forks, North Dakota, Cindy (Robert) Thomas of St. Ignace and Terese Myers of Gladstone; a step-son Mitch (Lisa) Peterson of Virginia and four step-daughters, Tina (Andy) LeCount of Virginia, Jill (Dan) Lynch of Virginia, Judy Peterson of New York and Peggy Sue (Eugene) Zeman and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth Ann “Tick” (Johnson) LaJoice, his parents and a brother, Gregory LaJoice.
According to family wishes cremation has taken place and a private graveside service will be held at the Carp River Cemetery near St. Ignace.