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