THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Emory S. LaRue
Issue Date: February 21, 2018
Emory "Pat" S. LaRue, 91, of Beaver, passed away unexpectedly, Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018 at Aurora BayCare Medical Center in Green Bay.
Born June 18, 1926 in Belpre, Oh., to the late Emery and Anna (Grady) LaRue, he was raised in Newark, W.V. until entering the service at age 17. He served in the United States Navy in World War II in the Pacific Theatre as a gunner and landing craft operator. He then joined the Ninth Naval District Reserves until he was honorably discharged April 23, 1954.
He married the former Roseanna Kozbiel in Pomeroy, Oh. on July 3, 1946 and worked at Ladish Drop Forge Company in Cudahy for 34 years until retiring in 1984. He enjoyed the outdoors, especially hunting, fishing and gardening.
Surviving are his wife, Roseanna; three children, Judith LaRue, Kea'au, Hi.; Lorraine LaRue, Crivitz and Patrick LaRue, St. Francis; many grandchildren; great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; four sisters, Frances, Irene, Nita and June; two nieces, Connie and Wanda and a nephew, Harvey, Jr.
He was preceded in death by three sisters, Louise, Betty and Carlene; two brothers, Bryce and Robert and a dear brother-in-law, Harvey.
The family will greet relatives and friends at St. Anne Catholic Church in Coleman on Thursday, Feb. 22 from 10 a.m. until time of a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m., with Fr. Nonito Barra officiating. Military Rites by the Coleman American Legion will immediately follow. Burial will be in St. Leo Catholic Cemetery in Pound. Rhodes Charapata Funeral Home of Coleman is assisting the family with arrangements.