10 avril 2012

Lawrence Dollard TESSIER (1928-2012)


«He graduated from Denfeld High School in 1947. Larry was an outstanding athlete, excelling in football, baseball, track, and basketball, and was a guard on the winning team of the 1947 State Basketball Championship. He was a Golden Gloves boxing champion in 1944, and received all state honors in football and baseball. Larry was inducted into the Denfeld Hall of Fame in 1966.
He signed on with the Detroit Tigers after high school graduation as a pitcher. Larry developed arm trouble and had to take the 1952 season off. In 1953, he started spring training with the Duluth Dukes. His career ended in June 1953 from an accident he had while working for the railroad. Larry always had a love for the game. If he couldn’t play baseball any longer himself, he spent summers coaching his son in Little League and then later coached his daughters in women’s softball. Mr. T, which he was proudly referred to as, was very supportive of women’s softball and was honored to have a memorial softball tournament named in memory of his daughter Diane. The Tessier Waltman Softball Memorial Tournament ran for 35 years.

Larry married his high school sweetheart Connie Erickson and celebrated 61 years of marriage. He was employed by the Burlington Northern Railroad as a Switchman for 37 years, retiring in 1988.
Larry and Connie operated the Enger Park Golf Course concession stand from 1965 to 1971. At this time, Lawrence took up the game of golf. He was a co-founder and member of the Zenith City Golf Club at Enger Park Golf Course. Additionally, he was a member of Pugs Club, the Lake Avenue Loafers Club, and a life member of the French Club. He enjoyed his Tuesday Cribbage Club, and was a member of St. Lawrence Catholic Church«(1)

Obituary For: Lawrence D. Tessier | Downs Funeral Home 

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1 Lawrence TESSIER  2 Joseph TESSIER & Bertha  3 Esdras TESSIER & Victoria GAGNON  4 Esdras TESSIER & Joséphine PORTELANCE  5 François TESSIER & Edwidge BÉDARD  6 Louis TESSIER & Amable HURTAULT  7 François & Marguerite SYLVESTRE  8 Jacques TESSIER & Marie-Louise MONET  9 Jean-Baptiste TESSIER & Élisabeth RENAUD  10 Urbain TESSIER & Marie ARCHAMBAULT

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