Angeline Mae (Lantagne) LaMarche

ESCANABA – Angeline Mae (Lantagne) LaMarche passed away on Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014, at Christian Park Health Center where she resided and had excellent care for the last two years.

Angeline was born on May 9, 1917, the daughter of Henry and Alma Lantagne. As a young girl she lived in the Riverland area on the family farm. On Nov. 12, 1935, she married her soul mate Lawrence. They had a double wedding with her brother Art and wife Jeanette Lantagne. Lawrence and Angeline had eight children and 64 wonderful years of marriage. Angeline was a homemaker. She loved having babies around and babysat for many. She loved to cook and their home was the meeting place for family members to gather and eat, especially on Sundays for homemade buttermilk pancakes.

Her baked beans were always a must for any family celebration and her homemade bread and cinnamon rolls were delicious. The grandchildren and great-grandchildren called her me-me which is French for grandma.

Angeline is survived by a total of 100 plus; including three sons, Art (Elaine), Dale (Sue) and Dwayne DJ (Myra) LaMarche all of Escanaba; son in law, Jerome Jacques of Waukesha, Wis.; three daughters, Margie (Sid) Milkiewicz of Stonington, Kathy (Joe) Karl and Judi (Dick) LaCosse of Escanaba; 25 grandchildren, 61 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great-grandchildren; one brother, Edward (Lena) Lantagne; two sisters-in-law, Elaine and Jeanette Lantagne.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband in 2000; son, Leonard in 2001; daughter, Darlene Jacques in 2013; great-granddaughters, Jalyn Jo Krueger in 2007 and Harlie Jeanee DesArmo in 2013; two sisters, Fidel LaFave and Pearl Levesque; four brothers, William, Ned, Art and Archie Lantagne.

Angeline or Angel was the queen of the family and will be missed and loved always by her family and friends.

Visitation for Angeline Mae LaMarche will be held on Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014, at Crawford Funeral Home in Escanaba from noon to 3 p.m. The funeral service will follow at 3 p.m. with Rev. Rick of St. Thomas Church officiating.

Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery in Escanaba. The Crawford Funeral Homes are assisting the LaMarche family.