Obit: LaGasse, John (1886 - 1943)

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Surnames: LaGasse, Shock, Parker, Brintnall

----Source: THORP COURIER (Thorp, Clark County, Wis.) 04/01/1943

LaGasse, John (31 JAN 1886 - 26 MAR 1943)

John LaGasse, Thorp (Clark Co., Wis.) barber, passed away suddenly of a heart attack at his home here on Friday afternoon, March 26, 1943. He had suffered a slight attack last Fall but since then had apparently been in excellent health.

John had reached the age of 57 years, 1 month and 26 days. He was born in Adell, Wis. on Jan. 31, 1886. His parents immigrated here from Holland and his mother died while John was still a small boy. The family resided at Memphis and Neenah, Arkansas, where he grew to manhood. He came to Thorp thirty-seven years ago and started in the barber business which he followed continuously through the intervening years.

On July 25, 1924, he was united in marriage to Miss Norma Shock of Stanley. Three sons were born to this union, John Jr., Keith and Wayne. He also leaves three sisters, (Anna) Mrs. Hal Parker of Heavener, Okla.; Sarah LaGasse and Mrs. Mary Brintnall of Thorp; three brothers, Isaac of Sioux City, Ia.; Jake of Joplin, Mo., and Don of Waldo, Ark.

Mr. LaGasse’s passing came as a sudden blow to his family and many friends who will deeply mourn his absence in the community.

Thorp Lodge No. 264, A.F. & A..M., of which the deceased was a member for 23 years, conducted the funeral services at the Thorp funeral Home at two o’clock Monday afternoon, March 29th. Al Devos of Neillsville, was in charge as Grand Master. The body was laid to rest with the usual Masonic Service in the East Thorp Cemetery. Pallbearers were: Art Hansman, Albert Childs, Wm. Klouda, A.W. Emerson, Wm. S. Wagner and Anton Gulcynski.



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