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Tourangeaus celebrate 70 years of marriage

Lorraine and Eugene Tourangeau

GLADSTONE — Escanaba Township (Flat Rock) residents Eugene and Lorraine (Roberts) Tourangeau recently celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary. They were married at Holy Family Church in Flat Rock on July 30, 1949.

Both Eugene and Lorraine are wonderful examples to their whole family in everything they do, and they live out their faith in God every day.

Lorraine primarily took care of her family as a homemaker, but she also worked various jobs during their marriage. These included working at Red Owl and, later, helping in the kitchen at Flat Rock school and cleaning at Holy Family church. She also played a large role in taking care of their neighbor, who was wheelchair-bound.

Eugene, a World War II veteran, worked as a bus driver for Gladstone during the school year and was a farmhand in the summers. He went on to get a job at Mead Paper Mill, where he worked for 38 years before retiring at age 65. He was regarded by his family and all who worked alongside him as a very hard worker.

Lorraine always enjoyed sewing, cooking, and keeping a clean home for her family. Eugene loved gardening and tinkering in his garage. He enjoyed being outdoors and could be found mowing the lawn and working in their yard into his late eighties.

Eugene and Lorraine enjoy going to church and spending time with their family, which includes three daughters, Valerie Tourangeau of Chandler Ariz., Pauline (Dan) Marenger of Flat Rock, and Theresa (Larry Erickson) of Flat Rock. They have ten grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

Lorraine also celebrated her 90th birthday in July, and Eugene turned 97 in June. They are blessed to still be able to live in their own home after so many years.

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