In memory of

Victor J. LaForge, age 88, of Helena

August 2, 1929 – August 26, 2017

Victor Joseph LaForge, Jr was born in Detroit, MI, August 2, 1929, to Victor and Linda (Eckloff) LaForge. Vic passed away on August 26, 2017, at St Peter’s Hospital in Helena, Montana. Vic grew up on a farm outside of Ishpeming, Michigan. After graduating from high school, he started working in road construction. Vic was drafted in 1951, and joined the Army, serving in the Korean War. In 1952, he married Elaine M. Perttu, in Ishpeming, Michigan. They had four children and the family lived in Michigan, Minnesota, and Montana, while Vic worked in the road construction field. Vic and Elaine settled in Helena, Montana, in 1978. Vic enjoyed hunting, fishing and time with his family, especially his four legged family members.

Vic is survived by his wife, Elaine; his children: Barb, Mike, Vickie, Cheryl and their spouses; nine grandchildren, and eleven great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister Beverly Ward.

We would like to thank the doctors & staff at Fort Harrison VA for the years of great care.

A graveside service with military honors, will be held 11:00 AM, Wednesday, August 30, 2017 at the Montana State Veteran’s Cemetery, 3550 Hero’s Rd, Fort Harrison, Montana. In lieu of flowers, the family suggested memorials be sent to The American Heart Association, PO Box 742030 Los Angeles, CA 90074-2030. Please visit to offer the family a condolence or to share a memory of Vic.


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  1. Bob hanson says:

    Vickie so sorry for you and your family’s loss . It’s been many years seance we seen each other but fond i memories coming back as I read this . Hope all is well
    deepest condolences .
    Bob Hanson and family

  2. Kathy Johnson Sampson says:

    Vickie, so sorry for your loss. Prayers to all of your family. Long time has gone by. Hope you and your family are all doing well. Kathlene (Kathy) Johnson Sampson

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