Tess Elizabeth Lagree

Tess Elizabeth Lagree, 1, of Loogootee, was received into Heaven at 1:35 p.m. on June 28, 2015 after a brief illness.

She was born November 21, 2013 in Washington, IN to Alan and Julie (Verkamp) Lagree.

Tess loved life especially when she was with her big brother, Isaac.  Her favorite activities included swinging, reading, talking, singing, and brightening everyone’s day.  The family will miss her immensely, but are excited that she will always be with them and interceding for them as their personal patron saint.

She was preceded in death by her paternal grandfather, Robert Lagree; cousins, Max and Mariah Verkamp.

Tess is survived by her loving parents, Alan and Julie (Verkamp) Lagree of Loogootee; brother, Isaac Lagree, at home; maternal grandparents, Eugene and Cindy Verkamp of Schnellville; paternal grandparents, Larry and Mary Gates of Loogootee; aunts, Kristine Lagree of Charleston, S.C., Amanda (Brad) Cadden of Evansville and Becky (Andy) Lichlyter of Duff; uncles, Steve Lagree of Boston, MA., Roger (Katie) Verkamp of Schnellville and Kurt (Jennifer) Verkamp of Columbus, IN; 9 cousins; 40 great-aunts and great-uncles.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, July 2nd, 2015 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Loogootee, officiated by Very Rev. J. Kenneth Walker and concelebrant Rev. Dave Fleck. In honor of Tess’s favorite colors, guests are welcome to wear green or pink.  Burial will follow in St. John Catholic Cemetery.

To honor the family’s wishes, no viewing will be held prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers or mementos memorial contributions may be made to St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church or the Pregnancy Resource Center in Washington.

Condolences may be made online at brocksmithblakefuneralhomes.com.