2008-08-30 / Obituaries

Louis St. Andrew

Louis St. Andrew Louis St. Andrew Louis Matthew St. Andrew, infant son of Stephen St. Andrew and Kelly LaJoice of St. Ignace, died Wednesday, August 20, 2008, at DeVos Children's Hospital in Grand Rapids after spending seven months in the hospital.

He was born December 27, 2007, in Petoskey, and was baptized February 4, 2008.

Louie was a happy baby, family members said, even after undergoing more than 10 surgeries.

"He was the greatest flirt on the seventh and eighth floors, and when he would bat those long eyelashes and show that grin, nurses would come running. He loved much, and was much loved in his short life, and that is perhaps the greatest thing that can be said about anyone's life," said his grandmother, Loni LaJoice.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his grandparents, Matt and Loni LaJoice of St. Ignace, Daniel St. Andrew of North Carolina, and Cindy LaPine of St. Ignace; great-grandparents, Rita and David LaVake, Jerome and Barbara LaJoice, and Floyd St. Andrew, all of St. Ignace, and Patrick and Mildred Henry of North Carolina; great-greatgrandparents, Robert "Porky" and Caroline LaPine of Mackinac Island and Lois Demeritt of Louisiana; a half sister, Brooklyn St. Andrew; two aunts, Alicia St. Andrew and Lauren St. Andrew; three uncles, Joshua LaJoice, Daniel St. Andrew, and Ryan St. Andrew.

He was preceded in death by his great-grandmother, Jane St. Andrew, and his great-greatgrandmother, Grace Graham.

Services were Saturday, August 23, at 4 p.m. at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in St. Ignace with Pastor Tari Stage-Harvey officiating. Visitation preceded the service.

Pallbearers were Josh La- Joice, Daniel St. Andrew, Darin LaVake, and Pat Lee. Honorary pallbearers were Gabrial Campbell and Isaac Davis.

Burial was in Lakeside Cemetery.

Memorials may be directed to the family for a memorial yet to be named, with envelopes available from Dodson Funeral Home.

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