Stanley LaCroix, 57, Fargo, N.D., died Thursday, December 20, 2012 in the Kindred Hospital, Fargo.
Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. on Thursday December 27, 2012 in the West Funeral Home Chapel, West Fargo, N.D. The funeral mass will be celebrated on Friday, December 28, 2012 at 2 p.m. in St. Michael’s Catholic Church, St. Michael, N.D. with visitation from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. in the Tekawitha Center located near the church.
Stanley James LaCroix was born March, 5, 1955 at Devils Lake, N.D., to Kenneth and Angelina (Yankton) LaCroix.
He was raised in the Fargo-Moorhead area and attended Moorhead, Minn. schools. Stanley worked in the Fargo area doing painting, roofing, and other jobs in the building trades.
He was an avid Vikings and NDSU football fan. Stanley was kind, compassionate, very friendly, generous, courageous, independent, humorous and even though he was very ill, he never gave up hope. He was loved by all of his family. His greatest joy was being with his grandchildren.
He is survived by his daughter, Jody (Joseph Bear Hill) Shepherd; two grandsons, Frederick and Felix; one granddaughter, Joey; three brothers, Kenneth, Fargo, Sylvester, West Fargo, and Joseph, St. Michael, N.D.; four sisters, Patty (Ross) Leaf, Moorhead, MN, Rita Leaf, Darlene (Doug) Geller, Lois (Keith) Leben, all St. Michael, N.D.; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, sister-in-law, Patricia, and two sisters Joyce and Sharon.
Condolences may be sent online at westfuneralhome.com
West Funeral Home, West Fargo, is handling the arrangements.