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Louise C. Lantagne
Louise C. (Barr) Lantagne, 82, of Florence, passed away Sunday, July 30, 2017 at Dickinson County Healthcare System in Iron Mountain, Mi.
Born March 28, 1935 in Bark River, Mi., to the late Louis and Josephine (Novak) Barr, she married Donald Lantagne on July 9, 1955, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Iron Mountain and he preceded her in death on Sept. 14, 2010.
She grew up in Champion, Mi. and at a young age moved to Iron Mountain, graduating from Iron Mountain High School in 1952. She worked at First National Bank of Iron Mountain for five years and later at First National Bank of Niagara for 18 years before retiring.
An active member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Florence, she volunteered for St. Vincent De Paul Society and Dickinson County Healthcare System.
She enjoyed knitting mittens and afghans, reading, listening to country music, attending Hodag and Porterfield music festivals, smear games with her husband, sewing many jumpers for children less fortunate and had many good memories of times at Rivers Bend Campground and Keyes Lake.
She is survived by a son, Glenn (Michele) Lantagne, Niagara; four daughters, Sheila (Chuck) Henrichs, Florence, Lisa McMahon and Teresa (Jeff) DePas, both of Niagara and Brenda (Bart) Wilson, Columbus, Ga.; 17 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; a brother-in-law, Duane Tirschel, Iron Mountain; a daughter-in-law, Cathy Lantagne and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents and husband, Donald, she was preceded in death by two sons, Mark and Dohn Lantagne; a brother, Leon Barr; three sisters, Lottie Kerney, Lorraine Tirschel and Linda Moore and three grandchildren, Jessica Demo, Austin and Eastin DePas.
Visitation was held at St. Mary Catholic Church in Florence on Friday, Aug. 4 from 9:30 a.m. until time of a Memorial Mass at 11 a.m., with Rev. Matt Settle officiating. Jacobs Lundholm Funeral Home of Florence assisted the family with arrangements.