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Laurence B. St. Martin

Gladstone, MI - Laurence B. St. Martin, age 94, of Gladstone, passed away Sunday morning, December 3, 2017, at Christian Park Health Care Facility in Escanaba.

Larry was born January 8, 1923, in Crookston, MN, the son of Henry and Valerie (Lanctot) St. Martin. He was raised in Milwaukee and was a 1941 graduate of Bayview High School.

On November 7, 1942, Larry enlisted in the United States Marine Corps, serving during WWII, until his honorable discharge on March 5, 1946.

On August 23, 1947, Larry was united in marriage to the former Irene LeGault at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Milwaukee. In 1951, Larry and Irene relocated to Gladstone where they made their home and raised their family. Larry was employed at Chicago Northwestern Railroad and later at Soo Line Railroad where he worked until his retirement in 1986.

Larry was a member of All Saints Church in Gladstone. He was a proud Marine Corps Veteran and was a member of the Marine Corps League Detachment #444, Gladstone American Legion August Mattson Post #71, Delta County Veterans Council, VFW and the Devil Dogs. In 2011, Larry was a member of the very first Honor Flight to Washington D.C. He was highly instrumental with his volunteer work at St. Vincent de Paul Society in Gladstone. Along with Norm Nelson and Katherine Paine, Larry was proud to have established the Toys for Tots Campaign in Delta County. In addition, he was a member of the Knights of Columbus Brother Felix Council #6667 and enjoyed traveling and spending time with his family.

Larry is survived by his loving wife of 70 years, Irene:

Sons: James (Patsy) St. Martin of Wisconsin Rapids, WI

Robert (Patricia) St. Martin of Escanaba, MI

Daughter: Gale St. Martin of Gladstone, MI

Brother: Jerome (Carol) St. Martin of West Allis, WI

Grandchildren: Todd (Dietrie) St. Martin, Chris St. Martin and Jamie (Joseph) Hansen, Great Grandchildren: Amari, Dominic, Adalynn and Nicholas

Also surviving are several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Larry was preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Valerie: Brothers: Maurice and Stephen, Sisters: Laura and Terry, Brothers in law: Raymond and Al, Sisters in law: Alice and Irene

Messages of condolence may be offered online at www.skradskifuneralhomes.com
Published in Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune on Dec. 30, 2017
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