John LaChance

Resided in Escanaba, MI
Died January 6, 2008

John N. LaChance, age 61, of 1412 North 23rd Street; Escanaba and former St. Nicholas area resident in Delta County, died Sunday morning, January 6th, 2008 at home following a brief illness.
John was born May 20th, 1946 at St. Francis Hospital in Escanaba, the son of Stephen and Corinne (LaPorte) LaChance, was raised in St. Nicholas and was a 1964 graduate of the Perkins High School. He served in the National Guard and later married the former Helen E. Seifert at St. Joseph Church in Perkins on April 16th, 1966 and they resided in the St. Nicholas area for a number of years.

John retired from Mead Paper Co (New Page Corp.) after 37 years of service where he was a millwright for 15 years before becoming a store-room clerk. In addition, he and his wife also owned and operated

0 Tributes for “John LaChance

    Dear Helen and family,
    I am so sorry about John passing away. I have known John since he was a child growing up on the St. Nicholas Rd. Whenever we met in Escanaba it was a great time to renew memories of days gone by. I will miss him. God Bless You all.

    Dorothy Lamberg Kollmann
    Rapid River, MI

    Helen and Danielle,

    Keeping you in my prayers,

    Cheryl (Wilcox) Patrick
    Rock, MI

    Sorry to hear the loss of your husband and father and grandfather he was a kind and gentle person to all never said a bad thing about anybody he will be missed by all who knew him

    Judy and Dave Warner
    Escanaba, MI

    It was not long ago that we learned of John’s illness. We are so sorry to learn of his passing. John was always so friendly and thoughtful, always offering a helping hand. We will remember him with fondness. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

    Pam and Ernie Demmon
    Gladstone, MI

    Dear Helen, I am so sorry to hear about John’s death; he was always such a fun guy to be around years ago when I was married to John and when we would see you guys for family functions at Skip & Roses. The last time we saw him was about a year ago at the Stardust when Mike Kadletz’s band was playing and Porky (my new husband) and I were there dancing. Porky knew him also from the Mill and always said he was a real nice fella to know and be around as well. Please know our hearts go out to you at this time. I truly feel for your loss. Nancy & Porky Hansen

    Nancy (Vandeville) Hansen
    Gladstone, MI

    I’m so sorry to hear of your loss Helen & Danielle.I was a friend to Renata Gillis, Didier Kolly & the 2nd Renata you had as foreign exchange students during my school years. I remeber going to your house for different occasions when you had the exchange students!! We always had a nice time! You & John made a difference in peoples lives. My thoughts will be with you during this troubled time in your life.

    Jeannie Jewell (Hadel)
    Rock, MI

    My family came to know John & Helen through the Big Brothers/Big Sisters Program. John was my son Jeff’s Big Brother. John was always in a good mood and it was contagious. Jeff always admired John as did I. Jeff is now 19 years old and serving in the Army in Baghdad. John vivsited me each year at Christmas time to catch up on how my family was doing & bring a box of Saykllys. We will miss him a great deal.

    Cathy Smith
    Reno, NV

    Helen, we are so sorry to hear John passed away. He was a very nice man and it was a pleasure knowing him.

    Jim and Wanda Frossard
    Escanaba, MI

    We have truely lost a remarkable person. I have such fond memories of John. He was like a father to me as I was growing up and I will always appreciate him for being there.
    To Helen and Danielle, my heart goes out to both of you.

    Angela Cole
    Perkins, MI

    Helen & Family

    My heartfelt symphony in the loss of John. He was a great guy, father, husband, uncle ect. He will be saddly miss by All and all who loved him, especially his Family! Love Neil Moreau former Wal-Mart worker.

    Neil K Moreau
    1515 Carole Ln., WI

    Danielle and Helen are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Stacy (Lauscher) Heydon
    Mc Cordsville, IN

    We shared a love of motorcycles with john and he will be sorrowfully missed in the motorcycle community and to the family our heartfelt sympathy’s

    Joseph/Sherri Lancour
    Rapid River, MI

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