George Thomas LaVigne

George Thomas LaVigne

George Thomas LaVigne, age 91 of Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin passed away peacefully Saturday, May 20, 2017 at the Wisconsin Veteran’s Home in King, Wisconsin.

A “Celebration of Life” Memorial Service will be scheduled at a later date.

George was born April 15, 1926 in Wisconsin Dells, the son of Frank and Olive (Gray) LaVigne. After high school he enlisted in the United States Marine Corp. He served three tours of duty from April 1944 through November 1951 attaining the rank of Sergeant as an Aircraft Mechanic. During his time of service he had been stationed overseas in Japan before being honorably discharged.

Returning home, he married his sweetheart Irene (Hajek) in September of 1950 at the Presbyterian Church. Throughout their years together they loved to travel and explore the country, especially the southern and western states, relishing in the history of this great country. George was a lifelong resident of the Dells having worked for Holiday Wholesale in the early years with Bud Gussel. He attended to vending machines while employed there and then in later years worked various seasonal jobs around the vacationland area.

George is fondly remembered by family and friends as having a unique sense of humor, always trying to provoke a response in his own way. He was also proud to be a Boy Scout Troop Leader for many years. George also loved to hunt and fish and he looked forward to fishing in Canada.

George is survived by his wife Irene, three sons, Michael of St. Francis, Wisconsin, Gregory (Lynette) of Big Flats, Wisconsin, William of Wisconsin Dells; two daughters, Dianne (David) Ford of Poynette, Wisconsin and Carol LaVigne of St. Francis. George is further survived by 8 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Francis “Bones”, Leo, infant boy Earl and Arthur “Bud”; sisters, Sara, Marge and Florence and a grandson, Alex LaVigne.

The family would like to thank Hospice Care from Thedacare at Home and the staff at the King Veterans Home for their wonderful care of George.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Veteran’s Home in King, Wisconsin would be appreciated.