In Memory

Fred Lucier (Power Boiler Operator) - Class of 1994 VIEW PROFILE

FRENCHTOWN - Fred Lucier, 77, of Frenchtown passed away November 25, 2006, at Hillside Nursing Home of natural causes.

Fred was born July 24, 1929, in Frenchtown to Dorille and Lena Boyer Lucier and graduated from Frenchtown High School in 1947. He then attended Montana State in Bozeman.

He served in the United States Air Force from 1952 to 1953 where he taught survival techniques to airmen while stationed in Reno, Nev., taking them into the wilderness for days at a time.

Fred married Louise Lunde in 1954 and worked for Harper logging and Westanda Equipment until 1957 when he went to work for Waldorf Paper Company, now known as Smurfit-Stone Container Corp. and continued to work there until his retirement in 1994.

Fred was involved with the Frenchtown Booster Club, the Paper Union Local and Farm Bureau. He also enjoyed hunting, fishing and camping.

He loved his small cattle ranch and tended this with Louise until ill health forced his retirement. He loved his children and grandchildren and dearly loved cheering them on at all of their activities. Fred was an incredible handyman and could repair anything from appliances to machinery.

He was preceded in death by his parents Dorille and Lena Lucier and his brother Eddie Lucier.

Survivors include his wife, Louise, of Frenchtown Daughters Kathy (Bill) Gaul of Missoula, Kristi (Bob) Stotts of Liberty Lake, Wash.; sons Todd (Corrie) Lucier of Manhattan, Scott (Julie) Lucier of Moorhead, Minn.; grandchildren Brian, Corey, Caitlin and Meaghan Gaul of Missoula, Tori and Troy Lucier of Manhattan, Tyson and Jordynn Lucier of Moorhead, Zachary and Benjamin Stotts of Liberty Lake, Wash.; sister Marijoyce Hansen of Missoula brothers Dick Lucier Frenchtown, and several nieces and nephews.

Memorial services were held Saturday, December 9, 2006 at St. John the Baptist Church in Frenchtown with Fr. Christofferson and a reception was held following mass at the Parish center.

Rest in Peace Dear Friend.


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