Connie Ann Letourneau, 91, Green Bay, passed away peacefully at her home on July 5th, 2022.
Connie was born on September 3rd, 1930, in the home her Grandfather Daniel Henry Lyman (seventh generation Mayflower decedent) built, the same home her mother and her siblings were raised. She is one of 13 children born to the late Martin and Charlotte (Lyman) Deprey. Of the five girls, she was in the “middle,” as she always said. She was a graduate of Saints Peter & Paul Grade School and East High.
On November 22, 1951, in the middle of a blizzard on Thanksgiving Day, she married Royal “Roach” George Letourneau, Jr, at Saints Peter & Paul Church. After six years together, on September 15, 1957, Roach passed away at the young age of 26, leaving Connie with four children. She was very resourceful and creative raising her children on her own, sewing many bridesmaid dresses, making her kids clothes and doing alterations so she could be home. Connie had many interesting jobs which included: Montgomery Wards, SS Peter & Paul cafeteria, and most proud of working at Employers Health Insurance, and lastly serving chicken at Riverside Ballroom for several years, where she made many friends.
Connie attended all of her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren’s activities, including sports, concerts, and dance recitals. Connie was very supportive, attending her son Craig’s car races for 18 years. She continued to be a fan of many sports, including the Brewers, Packers and NASCAR. She attended the Packer games with her sister-in-law Jeri, including the cold games in the frozen tundra. Connie enjoyed playing cards, bowling and going to the casino with her sisters. Sunday mornings after church, Connie’s dining room table was open to whoever wanted coffee and conversation; a family tradition started by her parents and grandparents. For many years, Connie and her family belonged to the Fraternal Order of the Eagles #401, where family parties were held. Her father was head of the Eagles and her mother was a Gold Star Mother. They were a proud family with all eight sons serving in the military.
Connie is survived by daughter Christine (Larry) Terrien, grandson Joseph (Jessica) Terrien, and great-grandchildren Gustav, Francine, Claribel; granddaughter Laura (Phillip) Lotto, and great-grandchildren Elliott, Gertrude, Gwenivere and Saffron; grandson Richard (Katelyn) Terrien, and great-grandchildren Jasper and Juniper; son Craig (DeeDee) Letourneau, granddaughter Tanya Johnsen, great-grandson Cody, grandson Ryan Johnsen, great-grandchildren Madison and Kadin; daughter Julie (Rick McGilberry) Letourneau; son Donald “Gunnar” (Amy) Letourneau, grandchildren Ashley and Evan; brothers and sisters-in-law, Wayne Deprey, James (Mary Charlotte) Deprey, Jerilyn (the late Tom) Deprey, Ronald Deprey, Jutta (the late Joe) Letourneau; nieces and nephews.
In addition to her husband and parents, Connie was preceded in death by her parents-in-laws, Royal, Sr. and Margaret (Burkel) Letourneau, brothers and sisters, Donald Deprey who died serving in the U.S. Army during World War II, Jeanne (Merlin) Cartier, Cecelia (Robert) Patzke, Melvin (Geraldine) Deprey, Larry (Kathleen) Deprey, Daniel (Mary Maes) Deprey, Mary Ann (Dale) Prochaska, Karen (Donald) Collins, and Thomas Deprey. Also preceding her in death are Royal’s brothers and sisters, Mavis Letourneau, Yvonne Martin, Adeline Goodall, Darlene (John) Prendergast, James Letourneau, Mary Majeska, Donna Maile, Francis (Jack) Block, and Joseph Letourneau.
Visitation will be held at Proko Wall Funeral Home, 1630 E. Mason Street, Thursday, July 14th, from 5:00 to 7:00 pm, with a parish wake service at 7 pm. Visitation will continue from 10:00 to 11:00 am on Friday, July 15th at SS Peter and Paul Catholic Church, 710 N. Baird Street. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 am Friday at the church with Fr. Jose Lopez officiating. Burial will be in Allouez Catholic Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the Letourneau family at www.prokowall.com.
Connie’s family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff of Heartland Hospice, especially, regular caregivers Patti, Jen B., Sue W., Erin and Jenn V., as well as the on-call and administrative staff. Connie was thankful for Dr. Scott Hunt and Dr. Kathleen McDougal for their dedication and friendship throughout her journey with a rare case of Amelanotic Melanoma.