Louis G. Lussier, 77, of Battle Creek, died at home on Friday, March 21, 2008, surrounded by his family and friends. He was born March 6, 1931 in Oak Park, to Joseph and Mary (LaPierre) Lussier. Mr. Lussier graduated from St. Mary's High School in Royal Oak and married his high school sweetheart, Theresa Skok, at St. Hugo of the Hills in Bloomfield. They were married 59 years and had eight children. He worked at A&P Tea Co., The Detroit Times, Municipal Consulting. Firm in Hazel Park and Tri-County Engineering Firm in Dearborn. He moved to Battle Creek in 1962 and was a partner with his brothers in the beer company of Battle Creek/Quality House Beverages. He was a member of St. Dennis Church in Royal Oak from 1954-61, a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Battle Creek and a member of the choir at both churches. He retired in 1992 and enjoyed his Grand Banks boat "Au ReVoir" in Saugatuck for several years. His other interests included fishing, hunting, woodworking, travel and golf, and he was a member of Riverside Country Club for many years. He was loved and respected by all who knew him. He was predeceased by his parents; brothers, Roger, Marcel and Paul; daughter, Patrice Lussier Brady and great granddaughter, Lainey Kreger. Surviving are his wife, Theresa; children, Paula (Anthony) Cairo, Peter (Susan) Lussier, Philip Lussier, Perry Lussier, Pamela (John) Fiorelli, Louis ( Melinda) Lussier and Lisa (Mark) Carey; 24 grandchildren; six great grandchildren; brother, Clair (Bettina) Lussier; sister, Therese (Richard) DeArment; sisters-in-law: Patricia Lussier, Julia Lussier, Donna Lussier and Heidi Lussier; and many nieces, nephews and friends. Visitation, 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday with 7 p.m. Rosary, Richard A. Henry Funeral Home, 703 Capital Avenue, S.W., Battle. Creek; Mass of Christian Burial, 11 a.m. Wednesday, St. Joseph Catholic Church, with the Rev. Father John Fleckenstein officiating; interment to follow at Memorial Park cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Lifespan and St. Joseph Catholic Church.
Published in The Daily Tribune on March 24, 2008.
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