Lawrence “Oscar” Denomie, Jr., age 87, of Baraga, MI, passed away at his home on Friday, January 27, 2017, in the arms of his loving daughter and caretaker, Debbie.
He was born July 19, 1929, in Michigamme, MI, the son of Lawrence and Leona (LaCosse) Denomie. Lawrence attended school in Baraga. He was a Corporal in the US Army from 1948-52 during the Korean War. He received the Korean service medal with 4 bronze stars, UN Service medal, and a Purple Heart medal. Lawrence married Ann Marie Weisinger on July 2, 1955, in Baraga, MI. He worked various jobs in the woods and at the mines, and was a tribal commercial fisherman.
Lawrence was a member of the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community, Holy Name of Jesus Church, Ojibwa Seniors, and the American Legion Post #444. He enjoyed playing cards with friends, spending time with his family, being outdoors, and hunting and fishing.
Survivors include his children: David “Dash”, James “JD” (Dorothy Pryor), Robert (Lauri), Donald “Reet”, Michael (Terri), Debra (Brian) Williams, Thomas, Lawrence III “Larry Joe” (Julie Raby), and Bruce “Buck”, all of Baraga, and Diane of L’Anse; brother: Robert Denomie of Baraga; sisters: Delores Ebrel and Betty Villwock both of Milwaukee; 21 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Preceding him in death are his parents; loving wife Ann Denomie; beautiful daughter Dawn Louise Denomie; infant granddaughter Autumn Dawn; infant grandson Steven Michael; siblings: Carlota Beauprey, Joan Bemis, and Patricia Imig.
A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, February 1, 2017, at 1:00 p.m. in the Ceremonial Room at the Ojibwa Senior Center, Baraga, MI, with the Baraga County Area Veterans conducting military rites under the direction of the American Legion Post #444 followed by a prayer service with Deacon John Cadeau officiating. The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. until the service begins at 1:00 p.m. A luncheon will follow the service at the Ojibwa Senior Center. The Jacobson Funeral Home is assisting the family.
Friends may sign Lawrence’s guest book or send condolences at www.jacobsonfuneralhome.com