Wayne E. LaCroix

Wayne Edward LaCroix, age 72 of Maryville, IL, born June 27, 1942 in East St. Louis, IL, passed away at 2:36 am on Sunday, December 28, 2014 at Anderson Hospital in Maryville, IL.

Wayne retired as a pipefitter for Granite City Steel after 40 years of service.  He was a member of Mother Perpetual Help Catholic Church in Maryville, the MPH Men’s Club, Junior Service Club of Fairview Heights, and a past member of Fairview Heights Jaycees.

He was preceded in death by his father, Narcise LaCroix; and his mother-in-law, Neda Concie.

He is survived by his mother, Geraldine nee Kempf LaCroix of Troy, IL; his wife, Sharrie nee Salel LaCroix, whom he married on July 12, 1975; one son, Greg (Kathy) LaCroix of Collinsville, IL; five daughters:  Michelle (Paul) Wood of SC, Debbie (Mark) Easley of San Diego, CA, Shelley Sarrach of Collinsville, IL, Amy (Tony) Ellis of Troy, IL and Danielle (Jim) Noonan of Troy, IL; 11 grandchildren:  Paul Jr., Jordan, Hailey, Rachael, Nicole, Elliot (Maggie), Jody, Jake, Eli, Stella and Lila; two great grandchildren:  Lukas and Charlie; a brother, Larry (Barbara) LaCroix of Roanoke, VA; a sister, Rosemary (Mike) Underwood of Troy, IL; numerous nieces and one nephew; and his four-legged friend, Toto.

Visitation will be from 3pm to 8pm Thursday, January 1, 2015 at Barry Wilson Funeral Home, 2800 North Center Street, Maryville, IL 62062 and from 9:30 am to 10am Friday, January 2, 2015 at Mother of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, 200 N. Lange, Maryville, IL.

Funeral mass will be at 10am Friday, January 2, 2015 at Mother of Perpetual Help Catholic Church with Fr. Joseph Havrilka celebrant.  Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Edwardsville, IL.

Memorials may be made to the MPH Building Fund and will be accepted at the funeral home.

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