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In Memoriam

Ezetic Paul "Paul" Lauzun - Class Of 1936

Ezetic Paul Paul Lauzun

Ezetic Paul "Paul" Lauzun, son of Armidas Alphonse (1882-1962) and Nina (Clark) (1885-1963) Lauzun, was born 14 April 1918, Ingham County, Michigan.  The Lauzun's were married in Ontario Province, Canada in 1906.  Paul's father was the general superintendant of Reo Motor Car Company.  Paul, youngest of three children, graduated from Okemos High in 1936 and furthered his education, majoring in chemical engineering, at Michigan State College from where he graduated from in 1940.

On 6 November 1940 Paul enlisted in the US Navy.  He was ranked as an Ensign by 1941. On 12 April 1942 near Livermore, Alameda County, California, Paul was co-piloting a Navy patrol bomber 12 April 1942 when it crashed, killing all aboard.  His remains were brought back to Michigan and he was interred in Evergreen Cemetery, Lansing.

At the death of his father in 1962 and mother in 1963, they too were interred in Evergreen Cemetery.

Editor's Note:  One of the newspaper articles on Paul's death recorded that he graduated from East Lansing High School.  The 1936 East Lansing High School Ceniad Yearbook does not have any picture or mention of Paul within its covers.