Jeffery Joseph Lancour, age 64, passed September 1, 2022 at OSF St. Francis Hospital, as a result of ALS with family and friends by his side. Jeff was the only son of Barbara and Leo Lancour. He was born in Escanaba MI on September 15, 1957 and spent his childhood in Flat Rock on the family farm.
Jeff attended Gladstone Public Schools and received his Associate Degree in Agriculture from Michigan State University. After college, he worked on his family farm for several years before working for Snowden, Inc. At Snowden, he discovered his passion for the fence business, and enjoyed running many large projects for them. It was then he came up with new ideas for installing chain link fence and
in 1988, Jeff teamed up with Ron Chouinard. Together they built and patented a machine called Installink used to install chain link fences.
The Installink patent marked the beginning of L&C Enterprises-USA Inc., which Jeff co-founded with Ron. In 1990 L&C Enterprises started Delta Fence and Construction installing both residential and commercial fence throughout Michigan. As partners, they patented two additional machines to aid in the installation of fence and obtained three additional patents for their Twist Tight Ties. Over the years the business grew and thrived. Their products are sold both nationally and internationally. Jeff was president of the Corporation for 33 years, until he retired in February, 2022 due to his ALS.
Jeff had many interests. Since childhood on the family farm, he loved Oliver tractors and planned to restore the family tractor during his retirement. He had a passion for health and continuous self improvement, studying reflexology, sclerology, and massage therapy. To share his vision, he started a company, Wholistic Health Services. His desire to help others extended beyond health. He quietly performed many charitable acts and was a strong proponent of second chances.
Jeff loved to travel and took numerous trips for work and pleasure. He logged thousands of miles in his beloved Ford trucks delivering machines and training purchasers. In addition, he traveled extensively as an official crew member for Anthony Robbins, an internationally renowned speaker on self improvement. He also made trips to Europe, the Holy Land, India, Saudi Arabia, and Scotland.
Jeff is survived by his sisters: Christine (Mark) Motto, Mary (Mark) McCune, Susan (Paul) Bonsall, Cynthia (Ron) Cryderman, Melissa (Ricky) Ekberg; nieces and nephews Cory (Kristi) Motto, Neil Motto, Amber (Joe) Raciot, Lindsay McCune, Zachary McCune, Sarah (Josh) DeBroux, Adam (Rachel) Bonsall, Emily Bonsall, Ronald Cryderman, Haley Cryderman; great nieces and nephews Devin, Tyler and Melody Raciot, Nolan and Hanna Motto, Andrew DeBroux, and Julian Bonsall; Aunts Mildred Olszewski and Jane Lancour, many cousins and his “work” family at Delta Fence.
Jeff was preceded in death by his parents Barbara and Leo Lancour.
The family wishes to express their extreme gratitude to all of the caregivers who assisted in Jeffery’s care.
The family will receive friends on Thursday, September 8 from 4:00 to 7:00 PM with a prayer service to follow at 7:00 at the Skradski Funeral Home in Gladstone. Visitation will continue on Friday, September 9 from 9:00 to 10:30 AM at the funeral home. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11:00 AM at the All Saints Catholic Church in Gladstone. A luncheon will follow in the parish hall. Jeffery will be laid to rest in the Fernwood Cemetery in Gladstone.