Gene Howard LaChance, loving husband, father and grandfather, passed away peacefully in his sleep in the early morning hours of November 24, 2020. He was 92 years old. Gene was born to James and Louise LaChance in Loves Park, Illinois, and grew up in Palmyra, Wisconsin. After serving in the Navy for four years, he married the love of his life, Nancy, on October 16, 1954, and with her had six children. He was an outstanding salesman/sales manager in the printing business for most of his life, making many lifelong friends along the way. Gene was preceded in death by his parents, and by his three brothers, Jim, Bill, and Gordon. Survivors: He is survived by his wife Nancy, son Michael and his wife Andie of Crowley, Tx., daughter Jennifer and her wife Barbara of Muenster, Tx., son Scott of Fort Worth, Tx., son Rick and his wife Nun of Fort Worth, Tx., daughter Amy of Moore, Oklahoma, and son Jonathan and his wife Julie of Austin, Tx, and by 12 grandchidren and 13 great-grandchildren. Arrangements here, including the Livestream information:, click on Livestream Mass & Other Events Wade Family Funeral Home & Crematory 817-274-9233

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  1. Sorry to hear your dad passed. He was always nice to me when I hung out with Jeff and Scott back in high school days.

  2. Dear Nancy and family,
    I was very sorry to see that Gene had passed away. Your family was one of my very favorites when I was working for Dr. Renouf. It was always so fun to run into you both later and sometimes even have the opportunity to see your kids who were all grown up.
    I will keep all of you in my prayers.
    Barbara Newman

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