George E. LaVictoire was called home by his Heavenly Father on Monday June 20, 2016 at his home surrounded by his family, at the age of 72. He was born January 27, 1944 in Bay City to the late Cyril and Cecelia (Karnath) LaVictoire. George married the former Janet (Girvin) Baum on June 12, 2004 and she survives him. Butch served in the U.S. Marine Corp. during the Vietnam War and later worked at Bay City Chevrolet for many years before retiring. He was a lifetime member of the D.A.V., an avid drag racing fan and even raced his own race car called “Nasty Nash”. George enjoyed hunting, taking trips to Sand Lake and playing cards. Surviving besides his wife Janet he leaves three children; Matt (Michelle) LaVictoire, Mike (Kristy) LaVictoire, Amanda LaVictoire, two step-children; Jeff (Martha) Baum, Jennice (Chuck) Shaw, ten grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. Also surviving are three sisters and one brother; Joan (Richard) Shelton, Lillian Lovely, Darlene (Ernie) Woods, Laurence LaVictoire and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a daughter, Anita LaVictoire, two brother’s in-law; Dick Lesnich and Bert Lovely. A Memorial Service will take place Friday June 24, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. from the Squires Funeral Home. Fr. Dale Orlik will officiate followed by military honors. Friends may call at the Squires Funeral Home on Friday from 3 – 7 p.m. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider family wishes.