Lawrence “Larry” Shagen, age 64, of Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan passed away Wednesday morning, July 25, 2012 at Tendercare Nursing Home.
Larry was born September 6, 1947 in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario to the late Clifford and Rita (Thiebault) Shagen. Larry served in the United States Army as an Engineer during the Vietnam War. Larry worked as a police officer for the Sault Tribe Police. On September 9, 1994, he married Betty C. Mattson in Sault Ste, Marie, Michigan. Larry was a member of the Sault Tribe of Chippewa Indians, and American Legion Post #3. He enjoyed gatherings and barbeque's and he loved being around people.
Larry is survived by his six children: Shani Shagen, Kimberly Russo, Frank Russo Jr., Tammy Russo, Joseph Russo, and James (Jennifer) Bremer, Jr. all of Sault Ste. Marie, MI; three step-daughters: Christina Ott, of Sault Ste. Marie, MI, and Mary (Brian) Mitchell and DyAnna Maddox both of Newberry, MI; his granddaughter: Peyton Perilloux along with many other grandchildren and some great grandchildren; and two brothers: Delmar (Sherri) Shagen and Timothy (Rydell) Shagen both of the Sault Ste. Marie, MI. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Larry was preceded in death by his parents, his wife: Betty C. Shagen; a daughter: Paula Shagen; two sisters: Mary Louise Shagen and Mary Elouise Shagen; and a brother: Paul Shagen.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 pm on Saturday, July 28, 2012 at C.S. Mulder Funeral Home with Father Piotr Zaczynski officiating. Visitation will be held from 11:00 AM until the time of the service. Burial will be at Hillcrest Cemetery following the service.
Memorials may be left to the American Heart Association.