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Armose William LaBine



Sunday, December 2:

Visitation 2-4:00 PM, 6-8:00 PM, Rosary 7:00PM

Roth-Gerst Chapel


Monday, December 3:

Mass of Christian Burial 11:00 AM

St. Mary Catholic Church

Armose “Armie” William LaBine, age 61 of Lowell, passed away Wednesday, November 28, 2018. He was preceded in death by his mother-in-law, Phyllis VanCamp; brother-in-law Don Blain; niece Nyree VanCamp; and beloved dog, Morgan. Armose is survived by his wife of 38 years, Cheryl; daughters Amanda Sigler, Amber LaBine; parents Budd and Shirley LaBine; grandchildren Caiden, Tessa, Ava, Evan, Lucas, Alaina; brother Frank (Sue) LaBine; sisters Diana (Dennis) Snow, Donna (Jim) Barnaby, Renee (Mike) Robinson, Cindy (Ron Feuerstein) Powell; father-in-law Gary VanCamp; brothers-in-law Ron (Gloria) Blain, Gary VanCamp Jr., Gerry (Tracy) VanCamp, Geoff (Donna) VanCamp, Greg VanCamp; sisters-in-law Kathy (Mark) Totch, Christine Rowland, Cindy (Joe) Haynes; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews; and several close friends. The family would like to say a special thank you to the staff at Atrio at Home for the wonderful care they provided. Armose worked for King Milling for over 30 years. He loved the outdoors, especially boating, camping and fishing. He enjoyed music festivals and dancing.  Armie had an infectious laugh, and was always playing around and joking. He would always extend a handshake in greeting, and did so until the end. His love for his family was deep; he especially was protective of his “girls.” He will be deeply missed. A visitation will be held Sunday, December 2, from 2-4:00 and 6-8:00 p.m., with a rosary prayed at 7:00 p.m., at Roth-Gerst Chapel, 305 N. Hudson, Lowell. Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 a.m. Monday, December 3, at St. Mary Catholic Church, 402 Amity St., Lowell, MI 49331. Rev. Aaron Ferris presiding. Interment Oakwood Cemetery, Lowell. Memorial contributions may be made to Emmanuel Hospice, 2161 Leonard Street N.W., Grand Rapids, MI 49504; Flat River Outreach Ministries, 11535 Fulton St. E, Lowell, MI 49331; or to St. Mary Catholic Church.

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3 Responses

  1. I have been blessed to have known this “gentle” man for over 50 years. His smile was always warm and sincere! His laugh was contagious and his heart was big. He suffered too long and he deserved this peace. May he rest now and know how much he was and is and always will be loved by anyone who knew him. My heartfelt grief for his family in his absence because there will now be a big void.

  2. Always a ‘Gentle’Man and a pleasure to be near. A smile that could melt ice. Many evenings spent at music festivals where love and friendship flowed easily. Where night skies were embraced and music filled our hearts. A person like Army made these events even more special with his unlimited kindness and laughter that filled the air. Travel well dear friend until our paths cross again in that great horizon. Peace and love to all whose life was touched by this beautiful soul…..

  3. I remember Mr. LaBine as that nice Dad that took us out for breakfast when he visited Amber at college. He would drive all the way up north so Amber would get home safe. He was a happy guy that made you feel comfortable and welcome when you came to his house. He took in Morgan, that poor dog lived in a sorority house as a pup, and he made Morgan the best Dog! My friend Amber has always talked about her Dad like he was the best Dad in the whole world because he was, he loved unconditionally. I’m sorry for his family’s loss.

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