Dr. John A. “Jack” LeVasseurDr. John A. “Jack” LeVasseur 77, formerly of Commonwealth Ave., died Thursday, June 28, 2012, in Essentia Health St. Mary’s Hospital.
Dr. John A. “Jack” LeVasseur, 77, formerly of Commonwealth Ave., died Thursday, June 28, 2012, in Essentia Health St. Mary’s Hospital.
Jack was born in Duluth on Aug. 10, 1934, to Apolon and Margaret LeVasseur. Jack was raised in the West End and was a 1952 graduate of Denfeld High School. He attended the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry and earned his degree in 1958. He began his dentistry career in Hopkins, Minn., and continued his practice in Morgan Park for 30-plus years, retiring in 1994. He married Rae Janis Nordskog in Proctor, Minn., on Feb. 9, 1957.
Jack was a lifelong member of the Lutheran Church of the Holy Trinity. He was on the Board of Trustees for the Minnesota Dental Association, past president of the Duluth District Dental Society, a life member of the ADA and Duluth Dental Forum. He was a member of the Aad Temple Shrine from 1966 to present, Scottish Rite Bodies Valley of Duluth, Euclid Masonic Lodge A.F. & A.M., Potentate 1982, Jester’s, Knight’s Templer, Red Cross of Constantin and was the Drum Major for the Drum and Bugle Corps. Jack was also on the Board of Directors at Aftenro Home and was a member of Harbor Masters. He had many hobbies over the years, enjoying hunting, fishing, wine making, radio controlled airplanes, maker of fishing rods and golf clubs. His favorite lifetime sport from age 10 to the present was golf, of which he had seven holes-in-one.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Geraldine Neufeld.
He is survived by his wife, Rae Janis; a son, David (Jan) of Duluth; a brother, Dr. Bob (Kay) of Duluth; a granddaughter, Erin; and many nieces, nephews and friends.
Visitation: 9:30 until the 11 a.m. memorial service Thursday, July 5, 2012, in the Lutheran Church of The Holy Trinity, 27th Ave West and 3rd St. Rev. Gregory Daher officiating. Memorials to the Lutheran Church of the Holy Trinity would be appreciated.
To sign the guest book online, visit www.wlbfuneralhome.com. Arrangements by Williams Lobermeier Boettcher Funeral Home.