Lavern C. Tourtillott Jr.

Lavern Cecil Tourtillott Jr., 79, of Wausau, passed away on July 4, 2018, at Stone Crest Residence, Wausau. He was born on April 7, 1939, in Keshena, the son of the late Lavern and Rose (Heath) Tourtillott Sr. Vern was a 1958 graduate of Shawano High School playing several sports including football, basketball and track. He loved baseball, playing for Keshena and Neopit in the Badger Amateur Baseball Association, and was also an accomplished bowler. Lavern was always willing to share his knowledge of sports and how to play them. In his free time, he was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed fishing, and deer and bear hunting with family and friends, as well as the memories they shared and created over the years.

Survivors include his children, Todd Tourtillott, of Elgin, Illinois, Troy Tourtillott, of Shawano, Trina Tourtillott Jackson, of Telluride, Colorado, and Thomas (Terri) Tourtillott, of Wausau; grandchildren, Danielle (Ryan) Kolz, of Arlington Heights, Illinois, Michelle Tourtillott of Indianapolis, Indiana, Courtney (Darwin Grignon) Tourtillott, of Suamico, Joseph Tourtillott, of Shawano, Benjamin “Frank” Jackson, of Telluride, Colorado, and William Tourtillott, of Wausau; great-grandson, Camron Grignon, of Suamico; siblings, Ron (Nita) Tourtillott, of Milwaukee, Renee (John) Stapley, of Marion, Iowa, Lyle (Yolonda) Tourtillott, of Milwaukee, and Barbara (Steve Feather) Tourtillott, of Neopit; and many dear family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his second wife, Barb (Kaquatosh) Tourtillott.

A funeral service was held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, July 7, 2018, at St. Anthony Parish in Neopit. Visitation was held at the St. Anthony Community Center, W6797 Church St., Neopit, from 6 p.m. on Thursday, July 5, until the time of service. There was a parish wake service at 7 p.m. on Friday, July 6, 2018, at the community center. Burial was held in St. Anthony Parish Cemetery, Neopit, following the funeral service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Homme Adult Day Center.

The family would like to give a special thank you to the staff at Stone Crest and the Homme Adult Day Center for the special care given to Vern.

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