Robert J. LaVigne Jr.

Robert J. LaVigne Jr.

SPALDING — Robert J. LaVigne Jr. 70, of Spalding, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017 at UP Health System in Marquette.

Robert was born June 15, 1947 in Bark River, son of Robert Sr. and Betty (Walker) LaVigne. He was raised in Schaffer.

He was employed as a ranch hand for the Forbes family in Colorado.

He then went to work for Dombrowski Tree Farms locally until his retirement in 2005.

On Jan. 14, 2005 he married Wanda Bandy in Menominee.

He enjoyed fishing, hunting, camping, but most of all loved spending time with family and friends.

In addition to his wife, Wanda, he is survived by his son, William LaVigne of Marquette; step daughters, Cheryl Pettit of Sault Ste. Marie, and April (Allen) Bittner Jr. of Iron River; five step grandchildren, Renee Pettit, Ashley Pettit, Mark Gaus Jr., Brianna Beauchane, Monica Beauchane; one great grandchild, Caroline Rae Olsen; sister, Beverly LaVigne of Rapid River; and brother in law, Dennis Oman of Kipling

He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Betty Lee Oman.

Graveside services will be held in the spring of 2018.

The Crawford Funeral Homes are assisting the LaVigne family.