Arenac County Independent

David L. LaBeau, Sr.

Died January 24, 2022

Dave LaBeau, age 79, went home to be with Jesus our Lord on January 24, 2022, at his home.

He was born in a large square home in Fenmore, Michigan, that was built by his maternal great-great-grandfather, Henry Evans in 1850. The LaBeau family moved to Saginaw, Michigan when he was eight years old. He is a graduate of Arthur Hill High School, GM-AUW Apprentice School, Delta College, and Indiana Wesleyan University. He married his high school sweetheart, Nancy LaBrake at Ames Methodist Church in 1961. They moved to Sterling in 1977.

Dave worked with the Boy Scouts, coached flag football, and knothole baseball in Saginaw. He was a preacher of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, missionary to the American Indians, Journeyman Millwright at General Motors, Industrial Arts teacher, wood worker, and hunting/target enthusiast. He enjoyed “Cowboy Action Shooting” and was an avid participant since 2002. Half of the fun for him was dressing up as a 19th century circuit riding preacher with a few embellishments. He was a life member of SASS, the NRA, MCRGO, and Sucker Creek Saddle and Gun Club, and best of all a life member of Heaven though BLOOD of Jesus Christ.

Dave is survived by his loving wife, Nancy; children, David, Jr., Matthew and Michele, and Michelle and Hal; seven grandchildren, Isaac, Makenzie, Jeremy, Jourdan, Jonah, Harrison and Lucy; four great-grandchildren, Levi, Evelyn, Natalie and Jourdan David; and his sister, Virginia.

Vicar Dave was preceded in death by his parents Charles and Thelma; siblings, Richard, Jeannette, Doris, Charles and Wayne.

Funeral services for Vicar Dave will be held on Monday, January 31, 2022, at 11:00 a.m. at the Lee-Ramsay Funeral Home-Standish Chapel, Standish, Michigan with Pastor John Tousciuk officiating. Interment will follow in Sterling Cemetery, Sterling, Michigan. The family will greet family and friends on Sunday, January 30, 2022, from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Lee-Ramsay Funeral Home-Standish Chapel and Monday from 9:00 a.m. until time of service at 11:00 a.m.