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“We are deeply saddened to learn of Chuck's passing and will pray for him and his family as he lay to rest to be with the Lord. Chuck was my husband's...Read More »
1 of 11 | Posted by: Julia LaPrad - Lansing, MI

“Our deepest sympathy's johnnie & Brenda Wallace ”
2 of 11 | Posted by: A friend

“A brother-in-law who was always fun to be around. A loving husband, father, was caring and always entertaining to be around. He will be missed by...Read More »
3 of 11 | Posted by: David Gray - Lakeland, FL

“MAY THE THOUGHT OF KNOWING THAT FAMILY AND FRIENDS SHARE IN YOUR GRIEF BRING YOUR FAMILY A MEASURE OF COMFORT.PLEASE READ PROV.17:17 ”
4 of 11 | Posted by: KELLEY - OH

“Bob, John and I are deeply saddened by you loss of your father. Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. God Bless! ”
5 of 11 | Posted by: Nancy and John Tuohy - FL

“I feel you were already part of our family when you married Arlene. You brought love laughter fun and companionship in Arlene's life and with that...Read More »
6 of 11 | Posted by: Bernadine Bashaw - Ocklawaha, FL

“I feel you were already part of our family when you married Arlene. You brought love laughter and fun and companiinship in Arlene's life and for...Read More »
7 of 11 | Posted by: Bernadine Bashaw - Ocklawaha, FL

“To our favorite neighbor on Longmeadow. Always with a smile. 25 years as our neighbor. Always with a helping hand. ”
8 of 11 | Posted by: Clarence Ennis - Trenton, MI

“I will always cherish the many memories I have of you. I loved how you were so kind, funny, and smart. I loved our disagreements about who was...Read More »
9 of 11 | Posted by: Angela Edel - Melbourne, FL

“He always made us laugh and jumping off the garage into the pool was really ahigh light. Our prayers are with all of you ”
10 of 11 | Posted by: Steven Ennis - Manistee, MI

“Thinking of all Chuck's family as I remember him today as I have he and the lovely Jeanne for almost thirty years . Met them as next door neighbours...Read More »
11 of 11 | Posted by: Teresa Joan Pound - Grassy Key, FL


Charles E. LaPrad, age 86 of Monroe, passed away Sunday April 9, 2017 at ProMedica Hospital in Monroe. Born January 3, 1931 in Monroe, Michigan, Charles was the son of Edward and Elizabeth (Hammer) LaPrad. Charles served in the United States Air Force from 1950-1954 and worked as a recorder for Great Lakes Steel for 30 years, retiring at age 51 in 1982. He married Arlene Bashaw December 29, 2009 in Jackson, Ohio. Charles was a former member of the American Legion and enjoyed hunting, fishing, gambling and spending time with his family.
Charles leaves to cherish his memory his wife Arlene LaPrad of Monroe; 3 sons John (Tammy) LaPrad of Lincoln Park, MI, Thomas LaPrad of Taylor, MI and Robert (Karol) LaPrad of Weekiwache, FL; 4 daughters Janet (Kinny) Hammock of Jackson, OH, Linda (John) Cullen of Pinckney, MI, Diannna LaPrad of Jackson, OH and Terri (Robert) Swingle of Jackson, OH; 4 brothers Marvin (Sharon) LaPrad of Monroe, MI, Arthur (Martha) LaPrad of Flat Rock, MI, David (Rose) LaPrad of Hixon, TN and Paul (Joyce) LaPrad of Monroe, MI; 4 sisters Hildreth McLaughlin of Monroe, MI, JoAnn Barlow of Monroe, MI, Janice
Beaudrie of Caledonia, MI and Barbara (William) Jennings of Monroe, MI; 7 grandchildren Tomi LaPrad, Haley Wallace, Andrew LaPrad, Anna Livingston, Zachary LaPrad, Krysta LaPrad and Ashley LaPrad; and 5 great grandchildren Benjamin, Emma, Riley, Rayna and Brooklyn. Charles was preceded in death by his parents Edward and Elizabeth LaPrad, his first wife Norma Jean LaPrad (deceased 2009), 1 brother Gary LaPrad and 3 sisters Alice Bergmooser, Cynthia Bye and Diane Crossman.
Friends may call Sunday, April 16, 2017 from 3-8pm at The Allore Chapel-Martenson Family of Funeral Homes, 203 E. Elm Ave., Monroe. He will lie in state Monday, April 17, 2017 from 9am until 10am funeral mass at St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church, Monroe. Fr. Philip Ching will officiate. Military Honors by the VFW Post 1130 will immediately follow the funeral mass.