Ethyl C. LeClaire

L’Anse – Ethyl C. LeClaire, 90, of L’Anse, passed away Monday, March 25, 2013, at Bayside Village, L’Anse, where she had been a resident for the past five years.

She was born in Pequaming on Aug. 5, 1922, the daughter of the late Albert and Ragna (Anderson) Schmacher. Ethyl graduated from L’Anse High School.

On Oct. 26, 1946, she married Louis LeClaire at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, L’Anse. He preceded her in death in 1976.

Ethyl was a member of Covington VFW Auxiliary Post 8945, the “Dis & Dat” Club, and former president of L’Anse VFW Auxiliary. Ethyl loved to knit and bake, and was a “Shopping Queen”.

Mrs. LeClaire is survived by her loving children, Louis (Carolyn) LeClaire of Alston, Paul (Ann) LeClaire of L’Anse, Mary LeClaire of Aura, and Nancy (Tim) McIntyre of L’Anse; eight grandchildren; numerous great grandchildren; and sister Kathleen (Tom) Gribble of Pequaming; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.

She was preceded in death by a son.

Funeral services for Mrs. LeClaire will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, March 28, in the Reid Funeral Service and Chapel, L’Anse with Deacon John Cadeau officiating. The family will greet friends at the funeral chapel on Thursday from noon until the time of the service.

Following the funeral service, the family invites friends to join them for fellowship and a luncheon in the Harrington Gathering Room, located in the funeral chapel. Spring interment will take place in the L’Anse Evergreen Cemetery.

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The Reid Funeral Service and Chapel, L’Anse has been entrusted with arrangements.