Robert “Jerry” LaVigne
(Monday - November 08, 2021) - Robert “Jerry” LaVigne passed away on November 5th, 2021, with his wife, Ruth, at his side. He was 84 years old.

Born and raised in Iron Mountain, he graduated with the Class of 1956. He then served in the United States Air Force and returned to serve with the Iron Mountain Police Department. He was the owner of Rudy’s Body Shop until his retirement.

Jerry loved the outdoors, going to camp, fishing and hunting. He also played golf, played pool and was a jokester. He was a man to be admired; he taught and led by example. He was loyal, loving, and giving.

He is deeply missed by his loving wife of sixty years, Ruth (Gustafson) Lavigne; children, Renee LaVigne and Gerald LaVigne; his brothers, Hector (Shirley) LaVigne, Patrick (Beth) LaVigne; his sister, Phyllis; nieces, nephews, and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Laura and Albert LaVigne; sister, Mary Ann Hart; and in-laws, Evelyn and Wallace Gustafson.

A special thank you to Beth LaVigne.

Donations in Jerry’s memory may be made to:
High Impact Outdoors
PO Box 414
Powers, MI 49874
Phone 906-282-0795

All funds will be used to take individuals hunting who cannot go hunting alone due to illness or a disability.

There are no services planned at this time.

Condolences to the family of Robert “Jerry” LaVigne may be expressed online at:

The family has entrusted the Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home of Iron Mountain with the arrangements.