Lionel Lee ‘Skip’ LaCasse

MOHAWK — Lionel Lee “Skip” LaCasse, 58, of Mohawk, passed away at UP Health System-Portage on February 20, 2018, with family by his side.

He was born on June 9, 1959, a son of Lionel and Marlene LaCasse. He worked as a welder, machinist and fabricator.

He always had a love of the U.P. He liked to ride his motorcycle. He enjoyed bow hunting and painting. He had a strong sense of humor and was “cracking jokes right up to the end.”

He was preceded in death by his brother, Raymond.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Deeds of Mohawk; four children, Robert Deeds, Rachel Fangman, Jessica LaCasse and Tyler LaCasse; three grandchildren, Ashlee Deeds, Briahnna Murphy and Elsie Fangman; parents, Lionel (Charlene) LaCasse and Marlene (Jim) Andrews; two brothers, Ronald LaCasse and Jim Andrews; two sisters, Laurie LaCasse and Paquette Johnson; along with numerous nieces and nephews.

Private family services are planned for a later date. The Pearce Funeral Home in Lake Linden is in charge of arrangements.

Online condolences may be left at pearcefuneralhome.com.