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LaFrance Bresson, age 88, of Galesburg, Michigan passed away peacefully at his home on Sunday, June 28, 2020.  He was born August 26, 1931, in Galesburg, to the late Neil and Iva (Barber) Bresson.   La France worked as an auto-mechanic during the 1950’s and 60’s and retired from Aeromotive as an inspector after working with the company for over 25 years.  He married Kathaleen A. Deforest on October 11, 1995.  La France loved collecting boats, riding motorcycles, and was an avid antiquer and was known for finding “rusty gold.”

Survivors include his wife, Kathy; children, Thomas (Jill) Bresson, Yvonne Sackett; and Kathy (Mike) Stokes; stepsons, Jeff, Todd, and Chad Arnold; sister, Madeline Hoppie; many grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

La France was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Marceline (Day) Sellers; son-in-law, Steve Sackett; and siblings, Milton Bresson, Frans Bresson, and Nettie Ashby.

To send a message of sympathy to the family, sign La France’s online guest book, or to share a favorite memory, please visit:

Cremation arrangements are entrusted to Michigan Cremation & Funeral Care, Grand Rapids, 616-452-3006.



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  1. Lori A Slaughter on July 6, 2020 at 3:15 pm

    The Portage Central Class of 1976 sends our condolences to our classmate and her family on the loss of their loved one.

  2. Matthew Kindig on July 9, 2020 at 10:06 am

    Our sincere condolences to the family LaFrance will be missed he was a great man. Matt n Donna

  3. Bill and Dianne Kiewiet on August 27, 2020 at 9:47 pm

    Just heard of his passing! So sorry to hear that this wonderfull friend and co-worker has left us! Our thoughts and love go out to his wife (Kathy) and his family

  4. Julie Gillow Dill on August 28, 2020 at 6:25 am

    So sorry too of your loss Kathy. Lafrance was such a nice man.

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