John A (Bert) LaLonde

BARK RIVER – John A. (Bert) LaLonde, 78, of 3744 9th. Lane in Bark River, (Ford River) entered eternal life on Monday, July 21, 2014, at All About Life Rehabilitation Center in Fond Du Lac, Wis. He was born April 4, 1936, in Garden Township, Mich., and was the son of Fred and Agnes LaLonde. John was a proud veteran and served in the U.S. Army for over 10 years. He loved to play cribbage and watch his hummingbirds when they came back in the spring. He also enjoyed working outside with his backhoe and dump truck.

John A. (Bert) LaLonde is survived by: children, John (Laura) LaLonde of DePere, Wis., and Lynda (Rick) Zimmer of Appleton, Wis.; sisters, Ann Plourde of Escanaba and Eva Brown of Cornell; brother, Francis “Butch” LaLonde of Cornell; and several nieces and nephews

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his brother, Edward LaLonde, and sister, Marie Betty LaMarche.

Visitation will be held from 12 to 2 p.m. Friday, July 25, at the Anderson Funeral home in Escanaba. Delta County veteran’s services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday at the Anderson Funeral home Chapel. Funeral services celebrating the life of John A. (Bert) LaLonde will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Anderson Funeral home Chapel with Rev. Alfred Schubert officiating. Burial will take place in the Gardens of Rest Cemetery. A luncheon will be served following the burial at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Wells. The Anderson Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements and online condolences can be sent to the family at