Thomas W. LaVigne, 74, of Bowling Green, passed away September 6, 2015, at his home surrounded by his family.
Memorial services will be held on Saturday November 28, at 2:00 p.m. at the Indian Creek Baptist Church, in New Hartford with urn interment following in the Indian Creek Cemetery, with Reverend Joe Miller officiating.
Military honors will be conducted by the VFW Post #5555 and the Missouri Military Honors of Jefferson Barracks.
He was ninth child born to Bill and Lillian (Laird) LaVigne in Minneapolis, Minn., on April 17, 1941.
Tom is survived by his wife of 50 years, Janet.
Tom has left behind a legacy of four loving children and eight grandchildren that could do no wrong and could always get more of Grandpa’s cookies (even right before dinner), Angela and Ryan McKinley, Dawn and Shawn Rohn, April and Darwynn Carter, Russell and Suzie LaVigne; grandchildren, Robert Thomas Maxwell, Dakota LaVigne, Breanna LaVigne, Kaylee LaVigne, Devan Rohn, Shay Rohn, Benjamin Carter, Cadence Carter; and two sisters, Delores and JoAnn.
Throughout Tom’s life he was a proud farmer, truck driver, security guard, and US Navy veteran.
Tom will be remembered for many things and by many people but his children will remember him most for his stories, his smile, and his laugh.
Tom had a very strong work ethic which he passed on to his kids and he had a strong drive to provide for his family. He was the best husband, father and grandfather anyone could ask for.
Throughout Tom’s life, he instilled many valuable life lessons in his children including: his strong work ethic, his love of reading, family first, his love of learning new things, and life is what you make it.
He is now at peace and has joined his family and beloved dog Izzy in the next life.
Please send flowers and condolences to: Janet LaVigne 27591 Pike 325 Bowling Green, MO 63334.
Bibb – Veach Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. On line condolences may be left at bibbveach.com