Louis William Belanger

WASHBURN, Wis. – Louis William Belanger, age 84, passed peacefully with family at his side on Friday, April 12, 2013 at Northern Lights Health Care Center in Washburn, WI. He was born August 14, 1928 in the Belanger Settlement the son of William and Mary (Butterfield) Belanger.

Louis married Eunice Elaine Pratt on December 24, 1948. He was employed as a truck driver for Dupont, Tri-State, Anderson and Clark Transfer. He also worked on the Ore Boats, as a sawyer at Kalina in Oregon and Isaksson Lumber Company in Herbster, WI. Prior to retiring, Louis served as an assistant C.E.O. for Birch Street Excavating and Septic Service. He was a member of the Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa and attended the Belanger Settlement School. Louis was proud of catching the Wisconsin State Record Burbot in 2002 and the record still stands today. He enjoyed family cabin time, hunting, fishing, woodworking and hobby farming.

He is survived by his wife, Eunice, 5 children, Bonnie Belanger- Livingston of Superior, Becky (Tim) Treado Marquette, MI, Greg (Marilu Stepien) Belanger Washburn, Ken (Marne) Belanger Washburn and Doug (Cyndi) Belanger Washburn, his grandchildren, Michelle Scheer, Ryan (Erica) Livingston, Jon (Heather) Belanger, Todd Belanger, Matt and Chris Treado, Amanda, Kurtis, and Lauren Belanger, Rachel (Brandon Little) Belanger, Sarah and Emily Belanger, great- grandchildren, Nick, Jacob, Alexis, and Alita Scheer, Parker Cram, and Cheyenne Roney, Jonna and Maverick Belanger, Levi Belanger, Caleb, Eva and Addisen Livingston, great-great-grandchildren, Carter Scheer, Dakota Scheer, Serenity and Gavin Walker and Jakalyn Scheer, 4 siblings, Beverly (Donald) Benton, Roberta (Burt) Burdick, Richard Belanger and David Belanger, 3 sisters-in-law, Donna Jean Belanger, Anne Belanger and LouAnne Belanger and a brother-in-law, Tom Barningham.

He was preceded in death by his parents and 7 siblings, Dale, Veryle, Lawrence, Joyce, Betty, Dan and Ed.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 A.M., Wednesday, April 17, 2013 at the Holy Family Catholic Church in Bayfield, WI with Fr. Kevin Gordon officiating. Visitation will be held from 10:00 11:00 A.M., Wednesday at the church. Private family burial will take place at the Belanger Settlement Cemetery. The Bratley Funeral Home in Washburn WI is handling the arrangements.

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