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Updated: 08/27/2014 08:00:02AM

Gerald F. LaRocque

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Gerald F. LaRocque

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Longtime Venice resident Gerald “Jerry” Fredrick LaRocque, 74, died Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014, at Venice Regional Bayfront Health.

He was born Jan. 4, 1940, to Raymond and Louise (Allore) LaRocque. He served in the U.S. Navy as a Seabee.

Jerry was married to Karen (Satchel) LaRocque, who proceeded him in death in 2008. Also proceeding him in death were his father, Raymond John LaRocque, and mother, Louise Mary (Allore) LaRocque.

Surviving “Jerry” LaRocque are his three children, Jerry Lee (Linda) LaRocque of Lake City, Mich., Richard (Regina) LaRocque of Cadillac, Mich., and Kevin LaRocque of Houghton Lake, Mich.; brothers, Raymond (Maryann) LaRocque of Galesburg, Mich., Joseph (Deborah) LaRocque of Livonia, Mich., and Thomas (Judith) LaRocque of Oneonta, Ala.; and sisters, Mary Monica LaRocque (Michael) Sharpe of Simpsonville, S.C., and Anna Marie LaRocque (Billy) Hatfield of Abbeville, S.C.

He will be dearly missed by family, friends and acquaintances.