Wayne LaJoie, 55, died Jan. 10, 2012, at Indian River Medical Center. He was born in Caro, Mich., and moved to Vero Beach more than 20 years ago, coming from Tucson, Ariz. He was a veteran of the Marine Corps. He was employed by Mike's Garage and Wrecker Service of Vero Beach for 15 years as a mechanic and security guard. Survivors include his mother, Frances LaJoie of Port St. Lucie; sister, Marie Koch of Frankenmuth, Mich.; and brother, Jimmie of Caro, Mich. He was preceded in death by his father, Walter LaJoie. Memorial contributions may be made to the Indian River County Library System, 1600 21st St., Vero Beach, FL 32960. Services: Visitation will be 2 to 4 p.m. Jan. 15 at Thomas S. Lowther Funeral Home & Crematory, Vero Beach. Inurnment will be at a later date at Great Lakes National Cemetery, Holly, Mich. A guestbook is available at www.lowtherfuneralhome.com.
Published in the TC Palm on Jan. 12, 2012