Mary LaRoche, 54, of Mentor, Minn., passed away Wednesday, Nov. 5 at Fairview University Hospital in Minneapolis. Mass of Christian Burial was at 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 10 at St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Mentor with the Rev. Gerald Noesen officiating.
Burial was in the parish cemetery. Visitation was from 5 - 7 p.m. with a prayer service at 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 9 at St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Mentor. There was also a reviewal for one hour prior to services Monday at the church. The Carlin-Hoialmen Funeral Home of Erskine was in charge of the arrangements.
Congregational hymns were "On Eagles Wings," Amazing Grace," "We Remember," and "Alleluia."
Pallbearers were Tom Tuckenhagen, Terry Tuckenhagen, Tim Tuckenhagen, Jeff Genereux, Peter Anglero, Doug Cook, D.J. Remer, and Kevin Genereux. Honorary pallbearers were Crystal Amundson, Raymond LaRoche, Chad LaRoche, Joshua LaRoche, Ryan Dehner, Michael Kelsey, Amber Kelsey, Kelly Remer, Carrie Genereux, Troy Busch and Jennifer Ringgard.
Mary Elizabeth Tuckenhagen was born Feb. 9, 1943 in Waverly, Minn. to parents John and Norene (Fuller) Tuckenhagen. She grew up in Waverly, Minn. and attended school there. She was united in marriage to William Remer July 27, 1959 in Iowa. After their marriage, they lived and raised their family in Anoka, Minn.
On July 3, 1976, she was married to Joseph A. LaRoche in Anoka. Following their marriage, they moved to Mentor, Minn. and Mary attended the University of Minnesota at Crookston. She was employed with Tri-Valley Opportunity Council in Crookston. Joseph passed away May 4, 1997, and she continued to reside in Mentor. Mary Elizabeth LaRoche passed away Wednesday, Nov. 5, 1997 at Fairview University Hospital in Minneapolis, Minn. at the age of 54 years, eight months and 24 days.
She was a member of St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Mentor. Mary liked crocheting, beading, and sewing and also enjoyed playing cards and doing crossword puzzles.
Mary is survived by her five daughters, Donna Genereux and husband Jeff of Red Lake Falls, Minn.; Dorie Anglero and husband Peter of Crookston, Minn.; Darci Cook and husband Doug of Milaca, Minn.; Veda Korn and husband Clyde of Sidney, Mont.; and Tana Dehner and husband Todd of Sidney, Mont.; eight sons, Duane Remer and wife Chris of Princeton, Minn.; Doug Remer and wife Diane of Dalbo, Minn.; Dean Remer and wife Tammy of Milaca, Minn.; Joseph LaRoche, Jr. and wife Coleen of Poplar, Mont.; Patrick LaRoche of Mentor, Minn.; Ronald LaRoche and wife Diane of Poplar, Mont.; David LaRoche and James LaRoche, both of Sidney, Mont.; 49 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren; two sisters, Sue Tuckenhagen of Buffalo, Minn. and Barb Reeves of Corbin, Ky.; and one brother George Tuckenhagen and wife Monica of Waverly, Minn.; one brother-in-law John LaRoche and wife Val of Sidney, Mont. Nieces, nephews, godchildren and cousins also survive.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph LaRoche, Sr.; her parents, and brother, William Tuckenhagen.