FREDERICKTOWN — Carl Leroy LaChance, 83 of Fredericktown passed away on Saturday, January 10, 2009 at the ClaRu Deville Nursing Center in Fredericktown. He was born on January 6, 1926 in Flat River, a son of William and Carrie (Wilfong) LaChance. On June 28, 1947 in Fredericktown he was united in marriage to Natalie Beck who survives at the home.
Also surviving are: Son and daughter-in-law Jerry and Lisa LaChance of Desloge; daughters and sons-in-law, Linda and Tim Kennedy of Fredericktown and Patricia and Paul Hale also of Fredericktown; brother, Eugene LaChance of Festus; four grandchildren and five great grandchildren. His parents; son, Kenny; and brothers, Everett and Harold precede him in death.
Mr. LaChance was a World War II veteran surviving in the Rhineland and Central Europe Campaigns. While serving his country he was awarded the Combat Infantry Badge, the Good Conduct Medal, the Victory Ribbon and the Bronze Star and was a member of the Fredericktown VFW Post #4320. He was owner of the LaChance’s Aluminum Company in Fredericktown. He enjoyed woodworking and being outdoors but most of all loved spending time with his family.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Monday, January 12, 2009 at Wilson Funeral Home in Fredericktown with Father Bill Stanton officiating.
Interment was at the St. Micheal’s Catholic Cemetery in Fredericktown with full military honors under the direction of the Missouri National Guards Honor Team.