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Fred A. LaChance

October 25, 1936 ~ October 7, 2023 (age 86) 86 Years Old

Fred LaChance Obituary

Fred A. LaChance, 86 of Washington passed away on October 7, 2023. Fred, son of the late Joseph LaChance and Norma nee Farrel, was born on October 25, 1936, in Potosi. 

April 12, 1955, he was united in marriage with Geraldine A. Cannon in Desoto County, Mississippi. 

Fred served his country honorably as a member of the United States Army.

In 1967 Fred became a card-carrying member of SMART Local #36 Sheet Metal Air Rail Transit. He enjoyed gardening, woodworking and armchair managing for the St. Louis Cardinals. He enjoyed many years as President of St. John Mantels Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two children, Lawrence LaChance and Janice Mescher and five siblings, Bob, Tom, Donnie, Jackie, and Betty.

Among his survivors are his wife, Geraldine A. LaChance of Washington; three children, Donald LaChance and wife Rita of St. Peters, Steven LaChance and husband Rick Brandt of Cancun, Mexico, Jason LaChance and wife Hannah of St. Louis; daughter-in-law Charlotte LaChance; sister, Kathy Boyd of Bonne Terre, MO.

Grandchildren, Jacob & Kristin, Alicia & Casey, Brittany & Rob, Eliza & Casey, Eli & Kat, Courtney & Steven, Elliot & Stevie, Thomas, Keller, Joseph, Freddie, Liam, Mackenzie and Madeline.

Great-grandchildren, Alaina, Audrey, Adrienne, Madelynn, Hayleigh, Abigail, Patrick, and Nolan.

Brother and sisters-in-law, Ronald & Portia, Irene, Pauline & Harold, Bobby & Linda, Wayne & Nina, many other relatives and friends.

A visitation will be held on Monday, October 16, 2023, from 5-8 p.m. at Nieburg-Vitt, Miller Funeral Home. 

Funeral service will begin at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, October 17, 2023 at the St. John Mantels Church in Washington. Interment with full military honors will be at the church cemetery. Memorial donations can be made to the St. Jude Childrens Hospital.


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October 16, 2023

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Nieburg-Vitt, Miller Funeral Home
1206 Jefferson Street, P.O. Box 604
Washington, MO 63090

Funeral Service
October 17, 2023

10:00 AM
St. John's Mantels U.C.C.
442 Mantels Church Rd
Washington, MO 63090


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