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Lawrence E. "Larry"

Lawrence E. "Larry" Brazeau, 54, passed away unexpectedly, but peacefully at home on December 27, 2013. He was born on October 5, 1959, in Toledo, Ohio. He attended Libbey High School. His passion in life was his family. He is survived by his wife, Debra (Jacobs) Brazeau of 36 years; daughter, Sarah Brazeau (Andre Burrell),

and son, Brandon (Chelsea) Brazeau. He especially loved being "Pops" to grandson, Cameron Burley. He is also survived by father, Eugene (Barb); brothers, Bill (Marla) and Jim (Kathy); sister, Marty Armstrong (Bob Curtis); mother and father-in-law, Bob (Shirley) Jacobs; sister-in-law, Tina (Jerry) Sawchek; brother-in-law, Tom (Sue) Jacobs; numerous nieces/nephews, and puppy friends, Ike, Pooch, and Ruby. He was preceded in death by his mother, Cindy Brazeau, and niece, Brittany Brazeau.

Larry owned and operated Brazeau Hauling & Concrete LLC. for the past 14 years. Previously he played semi-professional football for the Toledo Patriots when he was called up to try out for

multiple NFL organizations. He later founded the Toledo Tornadoes in 1995, a semi-pro football team in which he was owner and head coach. In 1999, he was instrumental in creating a professional football team in Toledo. He was an out-going man, who never met anyone he didn't like and was always willing to give a helping hand. He was an avid Ohio State University, Toledo Speedway, and NASCAR fan.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m., on Saturday, January 4th, 2014, at Immaculate Conception 1748 Raab Road, Swanton, Ohio, 43558. There will be visitation for family and friends also on Saturday, from 10:00-11:00 at the church with a luncheon to follow at Holy Trinity 2649 US 20, Swanton, Ohio, 43558.

"A light from our household is gone. A voice we loved is stilled. A place is vacant in our home which never can be filled."

The family suggests tributes in the form of contributions to Toledo Human Society, Big Brothers Big Sisters or The Cherry Street Mission.

Online condolences may be offered to the family at

Published in Toledo Blade on Jan. 2, 2014
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