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Larry LaCASSE (Recovery) - Class of 1991 VIEW PROFILE

Larry LaCASSE (Recovery)


Larry LaCasse

MISSOULA - Larry John LaCasse, 34, of Frenchtown, died May 23, 1991 in Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. He had been injured when No. 4 recovery boiler exploded at the Stone Container pulp mill on May 14.

He was born on August 13, 1956 in Missoula to Henry and Helene LaCasse. He was raised and educated in Frenchtown and graduated from high school there in 1974.

For two years he served in the U.S. Army, Stationed at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio, Texas. After his discharge he returned to Frenchtown and began working at the pulp mill in 1977.

On March 7, 1983, he married Julie Knight in Reno, Nevada.

Mr. LaCasse enjoyed working on the land and raised hay, cattle, and horses on the family property east of Frenchtown. A skilled craftsman and welder, he often fabricated wood stoves and other items for family and friends. As an outdoor man, he loved hunting and fishing, and especially enjoyed yearly pack trips to hunting camp in the Fish Creek drainage area.

Survivors included his wife, Julie, daughter Dora Lee; son, Nick (Natasha) LaCasse, and daughter, Jamie (Jeremy) Lanktree; his; parents, Henry and Helene, and a brother, Allen, all of Missoula; and a sister, Rosemary (Jay) Howard, Frenchtown.  

Parish vigil services were held at 7:30 p.m. Friday at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Frenchtown.

Memorial Mass was held at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Frenchtown Elementary School gymnasium, with the Rev. John Miller and the Rev. Victor Lang­hans as celebrants. Cremation interment will be at St. Mary's annex, under the direction of Livingston-Malletta & Geraghty Funeral Home.

Honorary pallbearers were Jeff Putnam, Dave Serba, Steve Resner, John Kramer, Scott Thorning, Allen Legreid, David Knight, and Mike Knight.

The family suggests memorials to Clark Fork Valley Bank in Frenchtown to be used for the purchase of equipment for the shop at Frenchtown High School.

Rest in Peace dear Friend.

[Larry's parents and his sister, Rosemary, have passed on.]

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