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23038049 hs bc obit pic desjarlis 05102017Lawrence Dejarlais
November 08, 1930 - May 09, 2017

86 Years of Living in Joy as a Devoted Husband, Father, Grandfather, Great Grandfather, Brother, Cousin, Uncle, Friend and Veteran

On the evening of May 9, 2017, Lawrence Desjarlais, died peacefully. He left us and joined his beloved, Joanne, who passed away March 4, 2017.

Lawrence was born the fifth son of nine children and is survived by his sisters Audrey, Lavern, Margaret, and brother Eugene, and he is preceded in death by his sister Gertrude, Carol, Catherine, and his brother Joseph.

He met the love of his life Joanne in 1954, where they met at a church dance and shortly thereafter they married and his life of adventure switched gears to focus upon family. They loved BIG and raised 10 children all of whom have survived her - Eugene (May), Ken (Annie), Mark (Leah), Doug (Thelma), Kate (Tim Barton), Ann (Paul Kurtzhals), Joe (TaLisha), Tom (Candy), Audrey and Theresa. He is also survived by his 26 grandchildren, and six great grandchildren. We will miss his laugh, his opinion, determination and advice.

Care and services for Lawrence were entrusted to the L.J. Griffin Funeral Home, Livonia - (734) 522-6200.

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