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Francis E. Lancour

Francis E. Lancour

December 17, 2017

Francis Lancour, Chippewa Falls, went to meet his wife of 65 years on 12/17/17. Francis was a loving husband, and devoted father of five children, Jackie (Andy) Wappel, Jeff (Kathy Kreutzfeldt) Lancour, Joan (Ken) Wilcox, Joy (Steve Hesselberg) Lancour, Jon (Sherri) Lancour and 11 grandchildren, Becky, (Aren) Payne, Melissa Wappel, Andrew Wappel, Dakota Lancour, Morgan Lancour, Christopher Wilcox,  (Alex) Wilcox, Jake Armstrong, Ryan Lancour and Cassie Lancour.

He worked at Northern Center for 36 years, and loved every minute of working with the people. Prior to working at Northern Center, he served in the U.S. Navy.  Through his life he had many pastimes including quilting, but first and foremost was his love of family.  He was fortunate to participate in the Freedom Honor Flight and after taking part in the flight became passionate about the mission and goals of the Freedom Honor Flight purpose.

After participating in the Freedom Honor Flight, his wish that memorials be sent to the Freedom Honor Flight, P.O. Box 505, LaCrosse, WI 54602-0505.

Upon his request, a private graveside ceremony was held. A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, January 13, 2018, from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m. at the Eagles Club in Chippewa Falls, WI.

Chippewa Valley Cremation Services is serving the family.


Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, January 13, 2018, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Eagles Club in Chippewa Falls.

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  • Carol Gindt Please accept my deepest condolences for the loss of your father, Francis. While I now live in Alaska, I vividly remember both your mother Jean and dad while working with Dr. Ebert at Marshfield Clinic. They made me laugh MANY times. Much to my surprise one day, Jean brought in a photo of her with my mother, aunt and God-mother from prior to my birth. It was a great photo to see. I also recall a hand made gift she gave me of a slot machine (going to a Casino was something we both enjoyed doing) one year for Christmas. Your parents always had a smile for each other and despite declining health, their partnership in marriage was obvious with LOVE. May these memories of your parents make you smile and know that my life was blessed in knowing Francis and Jean. Carol (Bathke) Gindt, Kotzebue Alaska

    December 28 at 2:47pm

  • William and Cheryl Korn I am sorry to hear about Francis. I talked to him about a month before he died. Saw him fairly frequently. We will all miss him.

    1337 Zephyr Hill Av., Eau Claire, WI 54703

    December 28 at 1:17pm

  • Pam and Mike Small Our deepest sympathy to you and your families. Your parents were wonderful people, we remember your mom working at Sokups store. Always enjoyed visiting with her. Now they are together.
    God's peace to you.

    December 22 at 9:04am

  • Hughes So sorry for your loss. Francis was a great man who always made you smile. He will be greatly missed

    December 20 at 8:47PM

  • Bob and Sue Konop Our deepest sympathy to all of the family. He was an amazing man with great spirit. Always enjoyed visiting with him. He will have a heavenly Christmas with your mom. Love to all at this difficult time. You were blessed with a great dad.

    December 20 at 7:04AM

  • Bob and Jennie Martin Dear Family , we knew your loved one from Notre Dame Church. We further knew him when he would go to visit your Mom at the cemetery and pray the rosary. He was gentle man and will be missed. We have been weeding and watering your Mom grave and will continue to do so. Prayers to all. Rest In Peace Mr Lancour.

    December 19 at 6:52PM

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