Rev. Norbert Paul LaCosse

MARQUETTE, MI. – Rev. Norbert Paul LaCosse, 88, of Marquette, died Monday afternoon, July 21, 2014 at the Norlite Nursing Center in Marquette.

Fr. LaCosse was born on January 19, 1926 in Marquette to the late Archie and Vitalie (Greenleaf) LaCosse. He was a 1943 graduate of Graveraet High School.

He attended St. John’s Provincial Seminary in Plymouth, Wisconsin and was ordained a priest for the Diocese of Marquette at the hands of Bishop Thomas L. Noa on June 6, 1952. Fr. LaCosse served in several parishes throughout the Upper Peninsula. He was removed from active ministry according to the norms of the Dallas Charter.

He is survived by one sister, Celeste Jean Kyto of Marquette as well as several nieces and nephews.

Preceding him in death besides his parents were two brothers, Leon LaCosse and Eldo LaCosse; also two sisters, Elva White and Ila LaCosse.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, July 29 at noon in St. Christopher Catholic Church with the Rev. Msgr. Jed Patrick officiating. Burial will take place in the Holy Cross Cemetery. Visitation will be at the church from 10 a.m. until the time of the Funeral Mass on Tuesday.

The Canale – Tonella Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.