Charles Edmund “Sookie” Lausier, 75, passed away in his sleep on September 14, 2021. Born on November 22, 1945 he was the son of Conrad and Marguerite (Cropley) Lausier.
After graduating from Danforth High School in 1963, he joined the Army and was in the signal corps. During his military service he was stationed in Vietnam, Thailand, and Cambodia, earning the Bronze Star for meritorious service. He then spent 4 years at the White House in the situation room.
Following his retirement from the military he worked for several years at BIW. He enjoyed participating in school boards and community committees while his younger children were in school. He was active in Veteran organizations.
He was predeceased by his daughter Kimberly and brother David, as well as his parents.
Charles is survived by his wife of 33 years Pamela (Pettegrow), and his three daughters Meghan and her fiancé Danny Elwel, Melissa, Jennifer and her husband Dennis Coffin, also by one son Joshua. He leaves behind his beloved grandchildren Brandon O’Connor his fiancée Amber, George and Scott Elwel, Sierra, Cali, and Kenzie Lausier, as well as great grandchildren Mya and Olivia O’ Connor.
He is also survived by his siblings Joseph, Julie (Beggs), Joan, Suzanne, Annette, Evangeline (Giggey), and Conrad. In addition, he leaves behind many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and friends. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
He spoke often about his hometown of Danforth and wished to have his ashes spread there in a private ceremony. A celebration of his life will be held at a later date.
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