Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 12, at Mount Olive Lutheran Church in Weston.
Visitation will be at the church from 9 a.m. Saturday, July 12, until the service.
Memorials may be given to the family.
John J. Buettgen Funeral Home in Wausau assisted with arrangements. Condolences may be offered online at www.jjbfh.com.
Mr. LaRene was born Feb. 23, 1932, in Tomahawk, a son of the late Peter and Adalia LaRene.
He was a corporal in the U.S. Army, serving as a medic in the dental clinic during the Korean War from 1952-1954 in Okinawa.
He was married to Carol Helms June 2, 1963.
He worked at Tomahawk Paper Mill in his younger days and graduated from the Residential Design program at the Vocational School in Wausau, now known as North Central Technical College.
He was employed at Texas Lumber in Wausau, Kellogg Lumber in Wisconsin Rapids, Schuette Building Center in Wausau, Wausau Supply in Schofield and Eastbay Warehouse in Wausau. He started in the retail business in 1958 and then wholesale building materials from 1986 until 1995 when he retired.
He participated in the Never Forgotten Honor Flight in September 2013.
He was involved in various aspects of church life at Mount Calvary and Mount Olive Lutheran churches. He was a volunteer for Boy Scouts and a member of Wausau Builders Association.
Survivors include his wife, Carol; four children, Trevor (Tammy), Green Bay, Shawna (Bob) Glennon, Stevens Point, Sonya (Phil) Whitman, Kronenwetter, and Shane, Rothschild; four grandsons, Bennett and Ethan LaRene, Green Bay, and Eli and Liam Glennon, Steven Point.
He was also preceded in death by two sisters, Gwenolyn Krueger and Mardelle Wendland, and one brother, Paul.