Obituary for Charles Wesley LaPreze

Born: Jun. 13th, 1934
Passed Away: May. 11th, 2015


Sunday May. 17th, 2015
2:00pm to 4:00pm at River Village Activity Center
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Charles W. LaPreze, age 80, of Coopersville passed away Monday May 11, 2015. He was born in Allendale MI to Clifford and Charlotte (Rittenburg) LaPreze who preceded him in death. Charles grew up in the Allendale, Grand Haven, Spring Lake area, served in the US Marines from 1953 thru 1956 and worked as a Master Carpenter throughout the United States. In the 1950’s Charles was invited to try out for the Detroit Lions at their training camp and also played semi-pro baseball with the Denver Bears. He is survived by his son, Robert and Dana LaPreze; grandson, Robert and Katelyn LaPreze and great grandchildren, Olivia, Jaxson and Veda; granddaughter, Kischa and Chris Albright; granddaughter, Chelsea and Derrick Wolfe; stepsister, Diana McCarthy and special cousin, Evelyn Garner. In keeping with his wish cremation has taken place. Relatives and friends are invited to meet the family Sunday 2 to 4 pm at the River Village Activity Center located at 162 River St, Coopersville, MI 49404. Interment services will be held Monday 11 am at the Allendale Twp. Cemetery located at 12648 60th Ave, Allendale, MI 49401. Online condolences may be left at Throop Funeral Home Coopersville, 616-837-8161


11:00am on Monday May. 18th, 2015 at Allendale Twp. Cemetery
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