MARQUETTE, Mich. - William Jesse LaTourneau, age 60, of 323 Center Street, Marquette, entered eternal life Sunday evening, November 11, 2012, at Marquette General Hospital, where he had been a patient for a day.
Born November 28, 1951 in Marquette, a son of William A. and Thelma M. (Ingison) LaTourneau, Bill was raised in Marquette and was a lifelong resident. Bill's lifetime passion was cars - they were a source of recreation, obsession, and enjoyment for him. Fortunately, he was able to combine that passion with his work experiences and, throughout the years, was employed in mechanic and auto body work with many local auto repair businesses.
He did everything where cars were concerned, from building, restoring, tuning, and painting, and was an expert car buff. Bill's other interests included hunting, fishing, playing pool, playing golf, and, of course, an occasional drag race, whether organized or spur of the moment with friends.
William Jesse LaTourneau
Bill is survived by two sons, Jesse LaTourneau of Marquette, William LaTourneau of Boyne City; three grandchildren, Jacob LaTourneau of Marquette, Jolena and William D. LaTourneau of Boyne City; his mother, Thelma LaTour-neau of Marquette; his special friend, Sandy; his sisters, Christine LaTour-neau and Diane (Jim) Sicotte both of Marquette, and Rose (Steve) Ehlers of Ishpeming; twin brother, Robert (Patti) LaTourneau of Marquette; brothers, Edward (Jill) LaTourneau of South Range, and Joseph LaTourneau of Marquette; many nieces, nephews, and cousins. Bill was preceded in death by his father, William; and a nephew, Timmy.
The family will receive relatives and friends at the Fassbender Funeral Home on Saturday, November 17, from 1:30 p.m. until the time of the memorial service at 3:30 p.m. Captain Joel Arthur and Bill's sister, Captain Christine LaTourneau, (R), will officiate. A reception will follow at the Marquette Salvation Army.
Memorials may be directed to the family.
The Fassbender Funeral Home is serving the family, where condolences may be expressed online at www.fassbenderfuneralhome.com