L'ANSE - Daniel A. Lazzari, Sr., 92, of L'Anse, passed into God's loving mercy on Thursday, May 24, 2012, at Bayside Village following a brief illness.
He was born June 14, 1919, in Franklin Mine Location, the son of the late Alfred and Angelina (Monticello) Lazzari and was raised in Hancock. He graduated from Hancock High School and attended Suomi College.
On May 27, 1948, he married the former Marion F. McKindles in Hancock and together they raised their children in Hancock as well as in L'Anse.
Early in life, he worked at his parent's grocery store in west Hancock and then had a very successful business career working in the banking community, ultimately retiring as branch manager and vice president of Superior National Bank in Baraga, after 15 years of service.
He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in L'Anse, the Knights of Columbus, Baraga Lions Club where he had been a past president, as well as a past member of the Sacred heart Church Council and Baraga County Federal Credit Union board.
Dan was an avid fisherman and hunter. He thoroughly enjoyed bowling and golf and was a die-hard Green Bay Packers fan. He cherished his wife, Marion, loved and nurtured his entire family and stood humble before his Lord.
Mr. Lazzari is survived by his four children: Daniel A. "Tony" Lazzari, Jr. of Escanaba, Stephen R. (Lynn) Lazzari of Green Bay, Gregory G. (Karen) Lazzari of Watton and Mary A. (Larry) Gasperich of Iron Mountain; grandchildren, Daniel III "Tony," Christopher, Dominic, Sarah (Darren) Andrew, Stephanie (Aaron) Michelle, Michael (Lori), Christina, Joseph (Megan), Emily, Elizabeth; two great-grandchildren; one brother, George (Peg) Lazzari of Chassell; as well as several nieces, nephews and loved family members.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Charles and Edward; and one sister, Salamina "Lela" Kahler.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, May 29, from St. Ann's Catholic Church, Baraga, with Father John Longbucco, celebrant. Fellowship and a luncheon will be held immediately following the Mass in the church hall. Interment will take place in the Lakeside Cemetery in Hancock.
The family will receive friends on Monday, May 28, from 6 until 8 p.m. at the Reid Funeral Service and Chapel in L'Anse.
Memorials in Mr. Lazzari's honor may be directed to Sacred Heart Catholic Church in L'Anse or Sacred Heart Catholic School in L'Anse. Envelopes will be available at the funeral chapel.
Mr. Lazzari's obituary may also be viewed and condolences sent to the family at rfsc.net.
The family has entrusted the Reid Funeral Service and Chapel in L'Anse with arrangements.