Earl William Laine, age 80 of Dakota, passed away on Sunday, September 23, 2018 at the Montello Care Center. Earl was born in Wakefield, Michigan to Tauno and Pearl (Pensala) Laine on June 27, 1938. He graduated from Wakefield High School in 1956 and went on to valiantly serve his country as a member of the United States Army. During his time in service, Earl was a member of the football team and remained athletic throughout his life. Earl married Laverne Miller in Oxen Hill, Maryland on July 4, 1959 and together they had 2 sons.
Earl loved the outdoors; he was an avid hunter and trout fisherman. He loved working with his hands and often helped friends and family with home renovation and repair projects. Earl was a good at-home lumberjack, keeping his wooded land clear of dead trees and supplying plenty of firewood for the winters. He was a good loyal friend and faithful husband. Children loved him because he always played games or goofed around with the kids. Earl was a good quiet man of few words, but his actions spoke louder than his words. He will be greatly missed.
Earl leaves behind his wife of 59 years, Laverne; son, John (girlfriend Valerie Lemon) and grandchildren, Matt, Alex and Annalee. He is also survived by his daughter-in-law, Suzanne Laine and sister, Sandy Pann.
Earl is preceded in death by his parents; son, Jeff and siblings, Clarence, Ronald, David, Gary, Dennis, Lorraine Pocian and Laverne Houte.
A memorial service for Earl Laine will be held on Saturday, October 20, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church-Crystal Lake with Rev. Blaine Niskanen officiating. Visitation will be held from 9:30 a.m. until the hour of service. Inurnment will be in St. Paul’s Lutheran Cemetery immediately following the service with full military honors. In lieu of flowers, donations are preferred to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church.
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