|Birth: ||Sep. 15, 1936|
|Death: ||Jun. 30, 2000|
St. Louis County
Duluth News-Tribune (MN) - July 2, 2000
Deceased Name: GEORGE W. LALONDE SR.
George W. LaLonde Sr., 63, of North Sixth Avenue, Proctor died Friday, June 30, 2000, in his home with his family at his side, after a courageous battle with cancer.
He was born Sept. 15,1936, in Sioux Lookout, Ontario, to Francis G. and Corrine M. (Orrenmaa) LaLonde. He came to the United States at age 5, grew up in Hermantown and had been a Proctor resident since l980. George was a graduate of Hermantown High School and a peacetime veteran of the U.S. Army, having served in Germany. He had been an employee of U.S. Steel's Duluth Works, Lyons Ford and Bankers Life and Casualty Co. of Kenosha, Wis., Dart Transit and then Jeff Foster Trucking from 1990 until the present time. Among his numerous awards, he received the One Million Mile Accident Free Award from the American Trucking Association.
George married Karen Tuomi-Spindler Dec. 2, 1983, in Tennessee. He was a member of St. Rose Catholic Church and the Proctor Golf Association. He was a volunteer instructor for the Proctor Junior Golf League and was deeply involved in neighborhood community work. George was an avid golfer and enjoyed hunting and fishing.
He was preceded in death by his father, Francis, in 1983; his mother, Corrine, in 1981; and special companions, Muffy, Gizmo and Walker.
Survivors include his wife, Karen (Tuomi-Spindler) LaLonde, mother-in-law, Elma Tuomi of Proctor; children Barbara (David) Christianson of Belle Plaine, Minn., Chuck Spindler (Kayleen) of Proctor, George (Tammy) LaLonde Jr. of Superior, Kim Waldal (Jason) of Roseau and Donald LaLonde (Diane) of Duluth; brothers Leo (Virginia) of Aurora, Jerry (Cathie) of Palo, Jim of Sturtevant, Wis., Bob (Darla) of North Pole, Alaska, and Tom of Duluth; 15 grandchildren and dedicated companions Wizzer and Sparky.
Visitation: 4-6 p.m. Tuesday with a 6 p.m. vigil service in Bell Brothers Chapel. Funeral Mass 10 a.m. Wednesday in St. Rose Catholic Church, Proctor, the Rev. Father James Bissonette officiating. Burial in Oneota Cemetery. Memorials to the family may be made at First National Bank of Proctor, 211 Second St., Proctor, MN 55810. Arrangements by Bell Brothers Funeral Directors-Bell Brothers Chapel, 601 N. 56th Ave. W.
Karen Annette Tuomi LaLonde (1944 - 2014)*
Donald Ervol Lalonde (1968 - 2009)*
St. Louis County
Created by: JudyH
Record added: Feb 07, 2012
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