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Patrick “PJ” Jason LaMourea

01/08/1973 - 01/01/2019

Patrick “PJ” Jason LaMourea, 45, passed away Tuesday, January 1, 2019. A memorial service will be held on Friday, January 4, 2019 at the Miners Memorial North Side Room in Virginia at 3:00 pm with visitation beginning at 1:00 pm. Fr. Brandon Moravitz will officiate. Arrangements are with Range Funeral Home in Virginia. To sign the online guest book or to send condolences, please visit www.rangefuneralhomes.com.

PJ was born January 8, 1973 in Scott Air Force Base I Belleville, IL.  He attended and graduated from Virginia High School. Following high school, he attended Hibbing Community College and received his Master’s Electrician. He met his wife, Laurie, in Virginia and they married on August 27, 2005.

PJ was a jack of all traits. He loved to golf, play and coach hockey, fish, hunt, cur, and hand out with his family and friends. On his off time, he enjoyed watching western movies.

PJ had a heart of gold and would do anything for anyone he was always generous.

He is survived by his wife, Laurie; children, Payton, Heith, and Hunter; mother, Joy (McLeod) LaMourea (Donald Mattonen); father, Rolland Patrick (Barb) LaMourea; sister, Cami; brother, Chad; brother Dean Dieryck; mother and father-in-law, Marly and Tom; sister-in-law, Carrie Allen; sister and brother-in-law, Kim and Mike Plesha; brother-in-law, Lee Cvar; nephews, Austin and Asher Mclaughlin, Mason LaMourea, Zach Allen, and Kolton and Kavan Plesha; and nieces, Alexi Allen and Morgann Plesha.

He was preceded in death by his uncles and Kelly Utt and Roland Francis LaMourea

22 thoughts on “Patrick “PJ” Jason LaMourea”

  1. Rod Licari says:

    “Little PJ”. Sincerest condolences Joy, Cami, and the rest of the family. Many memories of PJ as a child and young man with the Fingerhut family. Peace and love to all, Rod.

  2. Justin Silcox says:

    No words can describe how sorry I am for your loss. Although it has been numerous years since I have shared a smile with P.J., I cannot count how many times over the years that I have reflected on the extraordinary memories we created as children with the rest of our gang.

    I pray that your family will find your way through this most difficult journey.

    With love,

    Justin S.

  3. Barbara Johnson says:

    Laurie so sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to you and the kids. Prayers to you and your family. God bless.

  4. Felicia Dawn Tibayan Leammukda says:

    I am in GA for a conference. I wish i could be there thos Friday. I will be thinking of you, family an friends. Ret in Peace, PJ. You will be dearly missed.
    -Felicia Leammukda
    (Aka Dawn Tibayan)

  5. Jodi says:

    Joy and family, my thoughts and prayers are with you all. I know Pj will be forever missed by many. Thinking of all of you at this time.

    Jodi Utt Richardson and family

  6. Roy Vance says:

    PJ was one of the good guys. I’ve only gotten to know him the last 5 years through Mines and Pines and more recently through UTAC. He was always there for me on every one of my projects.
    He is already missed.

  7. Melissa Priest says:

    I was blessed to have met P.J. through my best friend Cami. I will always remember his quick wit and dry humor. My prayers are with you all. Forever in our hearts…
    Melissa Priest

  8. Judy Boyd says:

    Joy, I am so sorry to learn of your loss. You an your loved ones are in my prayers at this time. Judy B

  9. Todd Sheehy says:

    Joy, I am so sorry to hear about the loss of PJ. After many years away it was so good to hear from him this past year. I was looking forward to reconnecting this winter. I still remember PJs personality and I know he will be deeply missed. May he Rest In Peace.

    Todd Sheehy

  10. Paul and Barbara Lofquist says:

    So very sorry for your loss. PJ was a great guy.😢

  11. Doug Hinderliter says:

    Prayers for your family in this time of loss. Keep family close and enjoy talking about the fun he brought to your lives.

  12. Ben Saukko says:

    So sad to hear about this. I’ve known PJ since we were young and always knew him to be a kind and fun loving guy. He was also one of the strongest people I knew who endured a lot in his life. My sincerest condolences to his friends and family. My thoughts are with you as you lay him to rest and grieve your loss.

  13. Gabe Zika says:

    Very sorry for your loss.

  14. Mary mrachek says:

    What a wonderful guy pj was. He was always kind and funny and encouraging. Sending prayers for everyone – love you joy!!!

  15. Kevin Engman says:

    Joy: My most sincere sympathy,
    Kevin Engman

  16. Lisa Lynas says:

    So very sorry for your devastating loss.

  17. Daryl Barber says:

    Joy and Pat. Patti and I are deeply saddened to hear of your loss of PJ. Our prayers go out to you both.

  18. Jason Odella says:

    Sincerest condolaces to Joy, Cami and the rest of the family. PJ was a great guy! He will be greatly missed.

  19. Jodi Schefers says:

    So sorry to learn of your family’s loss. No parent should ever lose a child and no child should ever have to lose a parent. I know how much Joy loved all her kids and I feel just terrible learning of the loss of PJ. May you find comfort in each other and may God bring you some shred of solace. So sorry. Hugs to you all.

  20. Kathy Littler says:


    My heartfelt condolences on the loss of your son PJ. Words cannot express how very sorry I was to hear of this. May God wrap His arms around you and the rest of the family to give you strength during this very difficult time.

    Kathy and Karl Littler

  21. Mary Sterle says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with you Laurie and the kids, words can not express how much my heart hurts for you. Sending lots of love and comfort your way.

  22. Robert La Moure says:

    Pat, Joy, Cami and family —

    We are so sorry to hear of your loss. We are thinking of you in this time of great sadness. PJ will be greatly missed.
    –Mary and Bob La Moure

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