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Keith & Keith Funeral Home

902 West Yakima Ave, Yakima, WA

OBITUARY

Vincent LaCoursiere

April 24, 1930August 5, 2019
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Vincent LaCoursiere, 89, of Yakima passed away Monday, August 5, 2019 at home. Vincent was born April 24, 1930 in the family home in Moxee, WA to Walter and Mary (Lizotte) LaCoursiere.

Vincent attended Holy Rosary Grade School and Marquette HS – class of 1949. Throughout high school he worked at Labrees Market in Moxee then attended Barber School. He worked in his Dad’s Barbershop along with his brother Lester. In 1951, he was drafted and served in the Army during the Korean War till 1953 when he was honorably discharged. He returned to Moxee where he worked in the hops for Ervin Sauve and Jack Bledsoe’s grocery store.

Vincent met Dolores Cyr at the 18-30 Club, a group of single Catholics. He asked her to dance and the rest is history. They were married on October 3, 1953 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Yakima. He worked in Pete Frank’s Barbershop in Yakima until becoming Asst. Manager for Delorme’s Grocery Store. After that he went on to work at Yakima Cement Products in the office for 10 years. His last job was at Yakima County as a Road Inspector for 22 years until his retirement in 1989.

Vincent was a member of St. Paul Cathedral volunteering as a Eucharistic Minister, making sandwiches for the homeless, putting out the weekly church bulletin, working at the St. Vincent de Paul food bank, Red Cross Blood draws through the Knights of Columbus and was instrumental in organizing the fundraiser of serving coffee and cookies at Indian John Hill for over 30 years with the Knights of Columbus #894 and YLI #96.

He was a lifetime member and Past Grand Knight of Knights of Columbus #894, and a lifetime member of VFW #379 & the American Legion.

Vin and Dolores belonged to a “potluck” group of 8 couples who met monthly for dinner and had for over 63 years. They enjoyed traveling in their trailer with family and friends. Vin was also on a bowling team through the Knights for many years.

Survivors include his children Chuck (Julie) LaCoursiere, Terry (John) Shumaker, Marilee Bennett all of Yakima and John (Stacy) LaCoursiere of Moxee. He is also survived by 23 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren, sister-in-law Marcella Mulcahy and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Vincent was preceded in death by his wife Dolores, parents Walter and Mary, brother Lester LaCoursiere, sisters Jane Perrault and Ruth Cyr.

A Vigil/Rosary service will be held on Friday, August 16th, at 6:00 p.m. at, Keith and Keith Funeral Home. Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Saturday, August 17, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Paul Cathedral. Entombment will follow in Calvary Cemetery Mausoleum. Special thanks to granddaughter, Amy Williams, who daily cared for grandpa so he could remain in his home.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Msgr. John Ecker Foundation to benefit Christ the Teacher School, La Salle High School, VFW #379, Knights of Columbus #894 or charity of your choice in care of Keith and Keith Funeral Home, 902 W. Yakima Ave, Yakima, WA 98902. To celebrate the life of Vincent, and share a memory, visit www.keithandkeith.com.

  • FAMILY

  • Survivors include his children Chuck (Julie) LaCoursiere, Terry (John) Shumaker, Marilee Bennett all of Yakima and John (Stacy) LaCoursiere of Moxee. He is also survived by 23 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren, sister-in-law Marcella Mulcahy and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

    Vincent was preceded in death by his wife Dolores, parents Walter and Mary, brother Lester LaCoursiere, sisters Jane Perrault and Ruth Cyr.
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Keegan LaCoursiere
  • Patrick Shumaker
  • Ricky Lenberg
  • Chaz LaCoursiere
  • Cameron Bennett
  • Tyler Bennett
  • Rachiel Bennett , Honorary
  • Stacey Runyan, Honorary
  • Erica Bennett , Honorary
  • Amy Williams, Honorary
  • Copri Bighouse , Honorary
  • Jennifer Pfeifer, Honorary
  • Amanda LaRoque , Honorary
  • Amy Kerl, Honorary
  • DONATIONS

  • In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Msgr. John Ecker Foundation to benefit Christ the Teacher School, La Salle High School, VFW #379, Knights of Columbus #894 or charity of your choice in care of Keith and Keith Funeral Home, 902 W. Yakima Ave, Yakima, WA 98902.

Services

  • Visitation Friday, August 16, 2019
  • Vigil/Rosary Service Friday, August 16, 2019
  • Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, August 17, 2019
  • Entombment Saturday, August 17, 2019

Memories

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Ann Sudmeier

August 11, 2019

When attending Mass with my dad at St. Paul's, it was always nice to see Vince, say hello, and visit with his lovely family. He will be missed!

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