In Remembrance

Richard J Lanctot

January 12, 1954 - July 25, 2017

U.S. Veteran

As per Rick’s request, there will be a family only celebration of his life.

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Richard Lanctot, age 63, passed away peacefully on Tuesday. July 25, 2017, after a courageous  battle with leukemia.

Rick was preceded in death by his mother, Mary Rae (Peg).  He is survived by his father Joseph, sisters Barb Lanctot, Mary Hanson both from Superior  and Beth Sallee,Waukesha WI  along with many nieces and nephews.

After graduating from Superior high School in 1972, Rick joined the Navy and then came home to live where he remained. He worked for Walmart and acquired many good friends while there. He shared his home with many beloved cats throughout his life.

Rick spent a lot of time at the Mayo Clinic, and each time he returned home, he adopted a cat until he could no longer care for them. He rehomed all of them to many good homes each time he returned to the Mayo clinic to pursue treatments. His cats gave him great joy throughout his life.

He loved to cook after he retired and shared his kitchen creations with his family.  He bought a fat tire bike and trekked many miles around the city.  He was passionate about reading, and loved conversational debates about his good reads and many other topics of interest to him.

He had a sense of humor that kept many in laughs throughout his life.  He had many loyal friends from his childhood that remained steadfast.  The loyalty and strong bond to his friends was forever and amazingly strong. If Rick was your friend, you were in good hands for life.

The family would like to thank all the wonderful nurses and Drs. that cared for Rick from the Mayo Clinic, Essentia Health as well as the wonderful staff at the Solvay hospice house that made his last days go in peace.

We would also like to thank his many friends for visiting and giving loving homes to his purloined family, especially niece Andrea who gave homes to two of them.

As per Rick’s request, there will be a family only celebration of his life.