M. La Brosse.
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M. La Brosse
M. La Brosse, 92, of
Krakow joined his family already in heaven on Monday, February 23,
2009, surrounded by his family. Larry was the second child of
the late William and Susanna (La Budda) LaBrosse, born August 14, 1916
in Oconto. He married Stella Lipinski on August 31, 1937.
Together, they raised 14 children.
Larry was a journeyman electrician. He worked in Manitowoc on
the submarines for the U.S. Navy. He was transferred to Long
Beach, California, where he helped rebuild ships that were returning
from battle. He then moved to the family home in Krakow,
where he remained all of his life. Larry worked for Square D and
Beemster Electric in Green Bay and Milwaukee. He was a member
of St. Casimir Parish in Krakow. He was also a member of the
Moose Lodge in Green Bay. Larry was a devoted
Democrat. He performed many duties for the Democratic Party,
such as senior advisor, and was the oldest living Democrat in Oconto.
Larry kept honey bees, made his own honey, and was a bee inspector for
the state of Wisconsin. He could never have a cup of coffee
without his honey. Wherever there was a cribbage game, Larry
was there; “15-2, 15-4, and a pair is 6.”
He was an avid gardener who always strived for the first ripe tomato of
include his children: Larry (Linda)
La Brosse, Shawano, Ambrose (Kaye) La Brosse, Bellevue, MaryAnn
(Harold) Hansen, Denmark, James (Jackie) La Brosse, Green Bay, Stella
Cygan (fiancé Bob Heyrman), Lakewood, Sherie La Brosse,
Green Bay, Loretta (Carl) Hill, Abrams, Allen (Patty) La
Brosse, Krakow, Margie (Ralph) Jensen, Green Bay, Patsy (Chuck) Wallen,
Suamico, Gerard (Connie) La Brosse, Sobieski, Jerome (Traci) La Brosse,
New London, and Lucy (Mike) Lancman, Pulaski. He is further
survived by 23
grandchildren, six step- grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren, three
great-great grandchildren, one sister, Marguerite Janocik, Green Bay,
many nieces and nephews, his special friend, Mary Jane Leja, and Cindy
was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Stella, two sons, Joe
and George, a daughter-in-law, Ruth, a son-in-law, John Cygan, and a
grandson, Keith; three brothers, Bill, Tony, and John, and three
sisters, Sue, Martha, and Theresa.
The family would like to thank
the team of Unity Hospice, especially CNA Linda Dufek, RN Julia, and SW
Jenny. Thank you for all your help. We would also
like to extend our gratitude to family members, Ambrose, Kaye, and Jack
for all of their loving care.
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