Coats Funeral Home - Waterford
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Waterford, MI 48329
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Duane C. La Turneau

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Duane C. La Turneau Obituary
La TURNEAU, DUANE C.; of Waterford; passed away on Thursday, October 10, 2013; at 84 years of age. He was born in Pontiac, MI on September 18, 1929 to Willard W. and Hazel N. La Turneau. Duane was a Veteran of the U.S. Air Force, Honorably Discharged in September, 1949. He worked at the GM Proving Grounds as a Test Driver for 42 years, retiring in September, 1991. He was an avid bowler, golfer, loved the Tigers, Lions and Redwings and took pride in working on family and friends vehicles over the years. He took pride in the maintenance of his home, yard and especially his vehicles. He loved his family and was a friend to everyone he met. Duane was the loving husband of the late Bernadine M.; loving father of Karen (Alan) Coutts, Ruth La Turneau, Thomas La Turneau, Kevin La Turneau, Katherine (Charles) Tanner and Suzette (Harry) Green; special grandfather of Michael (Kelly) Jensenius, Allison (Tina) Inman, Msgt. Brian (Vannessa) Jensenius, Alex Seppala, Sara La Turneau, Aimee La Turneau-Hagen, Genevieve Greene and Sheridan Greene; great grandfather of AIC Nathanial Tessner, PVT Zachary Tessner, Joshua Jensenius, Myrisa Jensenius, Alizabeth Jordan, Abigail Jordan, Oliva Jensenius, Brady Jensenius and Ryan Pease. He is also survived by siblings Marion (Joseph) Gonzales and Clayton (Beverly) La Turneau and a host of loving relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by siblings, Alvin La Turneau and Lillian Thompson. Funeral Service will be Friday, October 18, 2013 at 10 a.m. at Central United Methodist Church, 3882 Highland Rd., Waterford, MI. He will be laid to rest at the Great Lakes National Cemetery in Holly, MI. Family will receive friends Thursday from 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at COATS FUNERAL HOME-WATERFORD. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made out to United Methodist Church and Juvenile Diabetes. Envelopes available at the funeral home. To send a condolence to the family go to
Published in The Oakland Press on Oct. 13, 2013
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