December 12, 1935 - November 6, 2018
Joseph A. LaDuke, 82 years, a lifelong resident of Monroe, Michigan, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, November 6, 2018 at the IHM Care Center. Born December 12, 1935 in Newport, Michigan, Joe was the son of the late William J. and Virginia A. (Sancrainte) LaDuke. He was a 1954 graduate of Airport High School. Joe served his country honorably and proudly in the United States Army from 1954 to 1956. He was stationed in Germany. He received the Good Conduct Medal and The Army of Occupation Medal. On May 4, 1957, Joe married his beloved wife, the former Joann B. Poupard, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Monroe. Sadly, she preceded him in death on January 24, 2010 after 52 years of marriage. Joe supported his family working as a General Foreman at DTE’s Fermi II Plant in Monroe, from which he retired. He enjoyed trips to the casino, fishing, hunting and traveling to northern Michigan to snowmobile. Most of all he enjoyed time spent with family. Joe is survived by four loving children; Gary J. LaDuke, Donald E. LaDuke, and Robert W. LaDuke all of Monroe, and Denise R. LaDuke of Marina Del Rey, CA, five cherished grandchildren; Brieanna (Jason) Crook, Melissa (Derek) Tegler, Tiffanie (John) Burke, Brittanie (William) Schmidt, and Katelyn Gabriel, eight treasured great grandchildren, and five siblings; Louis (Laura) LaDuke of Newport, MI, James (Cheryl) LaDuke of Lapeer, Michigan, Gail (Tom) Merce of Luna Pier, MI, Thomas (Cindy) LaDuke of Grand Prarie, TX, and Judy (Ron) Lindquist of Monroe. In addition to his wife and parents, Joe was preceded in death by a sister; Marie Lauderdale and a daughter in law; Tammy A. LaDuke. In keeping with Joe’s wishes cremation will be held. On Thursday, November 15, 2018 family and friends will gather at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Monroe from 10:00 AM until Mass of the Resurrection celebrating his life at 12:00 PM. The Bacarella Funeral Home, 1201 S. Telegraph Rd., Monroe, MI, 48161 is assisting with funeral arrangements.
Joseph A. LaDuke, 82 years, a lifelong resident of Monroe, Michigan, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, November 6, 2018 at the IHM Care Center. Born December 12, 1935 in Newport, Michigan, Joe was the son of the late William J.... View Obituary & Service Information
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