ESCANABA - Ernest Joseph LaCarte, 88, of 1715 2nd Ave. N., Escanaba, passed away Sunday, June 16, 2013, at his home in Escanaba. He was born Feb. 3, 1925, in Cornell, Mich., and was the son of Mose and Viola (Couillard) LaCarte. Ernie grew up in Cornell and worked in the woods. Ernie married the former Arlene C. Besson on May 12, 1945 and she preceded him in death on April 19, 2005. Ernie was employed at Mead Paper Company and later as a mechanic at Escanaba Machine Company and then he worked at Clairmont Transfer Company as a diesel mechanic until his retirement.