By HDN staff
LAUREL Dave Parenteau, 52, a resident of Havre, died Sunday, Oct. 3, 1999, at his twin sisters home.
Cremation has taken place. Memorial services will be held 2 p.m. Thursday at Smith Funeral Chapel in Laurel. Inurnment will be at the Laurel Cemetery with military honors.
Parenteau was born Aug. 9, 1947, in Billings, to Louise and Mitchel Parenteau. He was a resident of Laurel for the majority of his life. He graduated from Laurel High School in 1965.
He was employed by Northern Pacific Railroad in Laurel and later B.N.S.F. in Havre as a locomotive engineer.
He enjoyed fishing, hunting, camping, watching sports on TV, and spending time with his family and friends. He was a Vietnam veteran, serving from 1966 to 1972.
He was preceded in death by his father, a nephew and his grandparents.
Survivors include daughters, Shawna Parenteau of Billings, Lynnetta, Becca, Tricia and Chelle Parenteau of Arlee; sons, Brian of Arlee and Ricky of North Carolina; his mother, Louise Parenteau of Laurel; sisters, Diane Sayler of Laurel and Sharon Ward of Phoenix, Ariz.; and several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
Memorials are suggested to Big Sky Hospice or Bear Paw Hospice of Havre.
Smith Funeral Chapels of Laurel is in charge of the arrangements.