Funeral services for Francis LaChapelle, 80, West Plains, Missouri will be held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, March 2, 2015, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.
Mr. LaChapelle returned home with the Lord at 3:15 p.m., Tuesday, February 24, 2015, at West Vue Nursing Center.
He was born January 4, 1935, as the eldest of four children in Escanaba, Michigan from the union of Vida and Frank LaChapelle. On March 9, 1974, he married his forever soulmate Francy LaChapelle. They were married in the Los Angeles LDS temple for all time and eternity. Of this union, one son and two daughters were born. Francy brought four daughters into the marriage that Frank loved as his own. Together they raised those seven children in West Plains, Missouri. Frank worked at West Vue Nursing Center for more than twenty years. He was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints for almost fifty years. Frank loved to serve others. His passion was model trains and spending time with his family.
He is survived by his loving wife, Francy; one son and twelve daughters. The surviving children are: Diana, Dana, Denise, Francene, Dawn, Debra, Leann (all from first wife, Janet), Lori (from second wife, Mary), Susan, Kathy, Terresa, Annette (brought to the marriage) and Aaron, Jennifer and Amber (from current union). He is also survived by one sister; an “adopted” son, Brent Easley; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
His parents, one sister, one brother and two daughters, precede him in death.
Visitation will be held prior to the service from 1:00 until 2:00 p.m., Monday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Burial will be in the Oak Lawn Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.