Kenneth “Ken” “Tooter” LaTour ,73, died Thursday, March 17, 2022. He was born on November 29, 1948, in Green Bay, to the late Robert and Rita (Roskoswki) LaTour-Graves. He was a graduate of Premontre High School class of 1967. On October 14, 1972, Ken married Catherine Vander Zanden. Ken proudly served his nation with the Army Reserves and with the Green Bay Police department. After 30 years of dedicated service to the city of Green Bay, In July of 2000, Lieutenant Ken LaTour retired his badge. Ken was a dedicated officer, husband, and friend. He loved every moment with Cathy. He had an affinity for the outdoors where he could be found often feeding the birds, chipmunks and squirrels. Ken enjoyed his time on the water fishing with his good friend, a sport he was fond of. He also collected police patches and badges, a collection that no other could rival.
Ken will be sadly missed by his wife of 49 years, Cathy LaTour; cousins and special cousin, Marlene Lardinois; his in-laws, Barb (Jim) Heezen, Robert (Lynn) Vander Zanden, David (Cathy) Vander Zanden, JoAnn (Mike) Jeffrey, and Sue Vander Zanden; nieces and nephews; his second family, Judy (Orv) Lardinois, Linda, Danny (Sandy), Mike Laluzerne
In addition to his parents Ken was preceded in death by his in-laws, Francis “Bud” and Hilde Vander Zanden, Denise Vander Zanden and Mickey Zasoba; his second family members, Jim “Buddha” LaLuzerne and Richard (Delores) LaLuzerne.
Ken’s life will be celebrated at Proko-Wall Funeral Home, 1630 E. Mason St., on Saturday, March 26, 2022, from 10:00 a.m. until the time of Memorial Service at 12:00 p.m. with Deacon Bill Burkel officiating. Online condolences may be expressed at www.prokowall.com. In lieu of flowers and other expressions of sympathy the family encourages you to donate to a charity of choice in honor of Ken or to the Salvation Army, one Ken supported regularly.
The family extends their sincere gratitude and appreciation to the EMT’s, the New Franken volunteer fire fighters, St. Vincent Hospital Home Health nurses, especially Emily, and the valet parking team at St. Vincent, for all the care and compassion given to Ken and the family.