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“Our thoughts and prayers to the LaBonte Family. We can to IL from WI around the same time Greg came from MI and were part of the transplant family...Read More »
1 of 19 | Posted by: Debbi and Randy (Wrobo) Wroblewski - IL


2 of 19 | Posted by: Mike Cray - Joliet, IL - coworker

“So sorry to hear of Greg's passing. He was one of the few guys at LaSalle that was a car nut like me. I have often wondered how life turned out for...Read More »
3 of 19 | Posted by: Randy Bivens - Moline, IL

“I am very sad to learn of Greg's passing. I will always be able to reflect on good memories of fun times from time spent with Greg. We "...Read More »
4 of 19 | Posted by: Bill Bejlovec - Shorewood, IL

“We are so saddened by this tragedy. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and loved ones. So many great memories to be cherished, truly a...Read More »
5 of 19 | Posted by: George, Sherri,Kori, Jenny, Luke, Joel and Levi Kapp - MI

“All I have now are many great memories. They all will be cherished. Gonna miss you Labo. ”
6 of 19 | Posted by: Steve and Dawn Kraklio - MO

“Such a great friend from LaSalle Station. Many fabulous memories of him. God bless his family. ”
7 of 19 | Posted by: Tammy Blackmer - Farwell, MI

“Remembered By ”
8 of 19 | Posted by: Fred & Brenda Giocolo - Joliet, IL

“In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always. Tim and Kathy Sandness ”
9 of 19 | Posted by: Tim & Kathy Sandness - Marseilles, IL


10 of 19 | Posted by: Brian and Brenda Burant - Ottawa, IL

“I'm so sad to hear of Gregs passing my condolences to his family. He was a great friend and co-worker. Forestville just won't be the same. Rest in...Read More »
11 of 19 | Posted by: Danny Pompo - Marquette, MI

“I was so saddened to hear of Greg passing.He was taken from his family and friends way to soon.my thoughts are with his mom and family and those who...Read More »
12 of 19 | Posted by: marcia jones peterson - heath, OH

“My deepest sympathy for the LaBonte's, Greg is gone far too soon. May you rest in peace childhood friend! ”
13 of 19 | Posted by: Mary Thibodeau - Atlanta, GA

“Such a heartbreaking loss. So many rich childhood memories. Greg was family, we grew up together trick or treating, playing childhood outdoor games,...Read More »
14 of 19 | Posted by: Chris Rector - Marquette - friend

“It was a sad moment when I learned of Greg's passing. Him and became great friends in grade school Parkview and even though people go different...Read More »
15 of 19 | Posted by: Steve Larson - Traverse City, MI

I shared some stories with my family about our escapades in high school, particularly about skiing and winter camping at the Huron Mountain club. They understand how much you'll be missed. “I shared some stories with my family about skiing and winter camping at the Huron Mountain Club. We're dedicating our first run of the year to you...Read More »
16 of 19 | Posted by: Kevin Weber - Sandpoint, ID

“My condolences to the LaBonte family Greg was a classmate of mine a great guy gone to soon. ”
17 of 19 | Posted by: Lauri Radtke - Green Bay, WI

“Dear LaBonte family,I am so saddened to hear of Greg's passing. Greg was just one-year younger than me so I felt a close friendship with Greg ever...Read More »
18 of 19 | Posted by: Bob Camps - Sierra Vista, AZ

A day in the woods. “My friend. We had a lot of fun. I'll miss you. ”
19 of 19 | Posted by: Mark Connors - friend


Greg “LABO” LaBonte, 56, of Marquette, was taken from us way too soon on Saturday, September 16, 2017 while roaming the great north woods on his ATV. Greg was born on March 22, 1961 in Marquette, son of Shirley Rasmussen LaBonte and the late Bernard R.W. LaBonte. He graduated class of 1979, Marquette Senior High School and earned an Associate’s Degree from Michigan Technological University in 1982. Greg spent the first ten years of his career at Con Ed Nuclear Power Plant in LaSalle County, Illinois. He returned to Marquette in 1992 where he was employed by the Presque Isle Power Plant as an Electronics and Control Technician. Peregrine Falcon Recovery Program at WE Energies know him well from his volunteer service. He enjoyed participating in the Thursday Night Ski League racing for Team U-Haul at Marquette Mountain and also the Two Track Jeep Club. The Noquemanon ski race was one of his annual projects, manning LABO’s Corner “refreshment station” with a bonfire and many friends cheering on the racers. He was actively involved in the maintenance and care of LaBonte Park at Presque Isle. Hunting and fishing were his passions, and he was a member of U.P. Whitetails and Commemorative Bucks of Michigan. Greg is survived by his loving mother, Shirley LaBonte of Marquette; three sisters, Bernadette (Pat) Wallace and Julie (Steve) Peterson, both of Marquette, Mary (Scott) Anderson of Novi; a brother, Tim (Donna) LaBonte of Trout Creek; fiancé, Beth Krznarich and her daughter, Danielle VanDreel of Marquette; nieces and nephews, Patrick, Gavin, Natalie, Andrea, Kristi, and Stacy. Also surviving are aunts and uncles, Edward and Mary Rasmussen and Pavie Donnelly. The LaBonte family will greet relatives and friends on Wednesday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Canale-Tonella Funeral Home in Marquette. A funeral service will be conducted in the funeral home on Thursday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Msgr. Michael Steber and Rev. David VanKley officiating. A luncheon will take place in the funeral home immediately following the service. Those wishing to make an expression of sympathy are kindly asked to consider the Bay Cliff Health Camp, PO Box 310, Big Bay, MI, 49808 or UPAWS, PO Box 968, Marquette, MI 49855 in Greg’s memory. Greg’s obituary can also be viewed at canalefuneral.com where relatives and friends may leave a note of remembrance.