Phone: (906) 786-2142
400 S 10th St. - Escanaba, Michigan 49829
West 3755 US 2 - Spalding, Michigan 49886
Donald "Mickey" R. LaForest
Date of Death: April, 22 2018
          Donald "Mickey" R. LaForest, 86, Escanaba, passed away on Sunday April 22, 2018 at Christian Park Healthcare Center in Escanaba. He was born on May 2, 1931 in Escanaba Township, the son of the late Octave and Edna (Smith) LaForest.
          Mickey was proud that he worked at the paper mill for 43 years until his retirement. 
          He is survived by his long time partner: Elaine Windberg, his five children: Rick (Penny) LaForest, Lori (Dave) Stasewich, Debra (Allen) Klotz, Alice (Mike) Palmer and Michelle (fiancé: Chris Cork) Blake, eleven grandchildren: Chantell, Olivia, Ryan, Andrew, Trevor, Nicole, Kristin, Dillon, Alexis, Craig and Janel, as well as great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
          Mickey was preceded in death by his parents, the mother of his children: Barbara Blake and two brothers: David and Roger LaForest.
          Friends may call from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. on Saturday April 28, 2018 at the Allo Coolman Funeral Home (400 S. 10th St, Escanaba, MI 49829). A funeral service will follow visitation on Saturday at the funeral home at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Lewis Hague of Blessed Hope Baptist Church officiating. Burial will take place in the Escanaba Township Cemetery.
          In lieu of flowers, his family asks that a donation in his name be made to a local charity of your choice.
          Please visit to send online condolences to his family.

  • "It was a pleasure to work with Mickey, he was always kind and had time to train or answer questions on operating the “Broderson”. We had some good times at the Paper Mill. Rest In Peace Mick💜"
    -Alan and Maxine Trombley

  • "Alice, Deb, Lori and family's, My sympathy in the loss of your father. You are in my thoughts."
    -Colleen Hurkman

  • "Rick, Lori, Deb, Alice, & Michelle, Sorry to hear about your Dad's passing. I know how it is to lose someone. I lost both my parents years ago, and two brothers not too long ago. You have memories to look back on, and those will always stay with you."
    -Bud Lemire

  • "So sorry to lose Uncle Mickey. I remember him fondly from my visits to my grandparents home as a child. "
    -Renee LaForest Hackett

Send Condolence


Obituary Archive