Industry Rep LaCluyse Always Put Family First
Steven M. LaCluyse, a sales representative for 13 years in the RV industry, died Tuesday (June 3). He was 44.
LaCluyse, who resided in Mishawaka, Ind., spent the majority of his career with Gulf Stream Coach Inc. before joining the Coachmen RV Class C division in 2012.
In an online tribute page, Doug O’Banion, founder and CEO of Motorhome Specialist, offered, “We will miss Steve tremendously! It was more than 10 years ago when we met and we have loved him ever since.”
Matt Gerzeny, owner of RV World of Nokomis, stated, “Steve will be so missed by the industry and especially his friends in Florida!”
The South Bend native was born Sept. 9, 1969 and on Oct. 2, 1993, married Ada Langley in Little Flower Catholic Church in South Bend. LaCluyse was a devoted husband, father, son and friend. An avid sports fan, he enjoyed Notre Dame Football and Mishawaka Football, but especially enjoyed watching his sons and nephews play.
LaCluyse was preceded in death by his brother, David LaCluyse in 2008. He is survived by his wife of 20 years, Ada M. LaCluyse; his sons, Justin, serving in the U.S. Navy currently in Virginia, Garret and Aaron, both of Mishawaka; his parents, Nancy & Thom Reith of Granger, Ind.; grandmother, Gladys Clarke of South Bend; brother, Jim (Valerie) LaCluyse of South Bend; sisters, Patty (Ron) Kurlowicz of Grand Rapids, Mich., and Renee (Steve) Olson of Lakeville; sister-in-law, Pam LaCluyse of Mishawaka and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services are set for 10 a.m. Monday at Chapel Hill Funeral Home, 10776 McKinley Highway, where friends may call one hour prior to services. Calling is also 1-5 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home. Burial will be in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens.
In lieu of flowers the family prefers memorials to The LaCluyse Family Education Fund at First Source Bank.