“Journeys with a Gratiot Cemetarian” 7.6: Raymond LaRue, World War II Veteran, Lafayette Cemetery


Raymond LaRue was born July 4, 1920, to Clyde and Harrie LaRue in Carlton, Michigan. He married his wife, Phyllis, in 1942 and they had six children. Raymond served in the United States Army during World War II. He lived in Wheeler for 29 years and previously lived in St. Louis. He worked for Scientific Brake for 29 years until retiring in 1985. Raymond also belonged to the Ithaca VFW, the Breckenridge American Legion, and the Teamsters. Raymond passed away on June 19, 1992, and he rests in Lafayette Township Cemetery. Raymond LaRue is one of many Gratiot County men and women who served their county, state, and country during a time of war.

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