Maurice E. LeGault, of rural Vienna, died Thursday morning, June 14, 2012, at 10:22 a.m. at the Life Care Center in La Center, Ky.
Maurice was the son of Lawrence Joseph and Lucille Corrine Cline LeGault.
He was born in Hettinger, N.D.
Maurice is survived by his wife, Bonnita Kay Davis LeGault, which he married in 1988 in Durango, Colo.
Other survivors include his daughters and sons-in-law, Julie Ann and Myron Carlson of Foley, Minn., and Michelle Rae LeGault and Michael Gaertner of Atlanta, Ga.; two grandchildren, Jenna Rae Carlson and Logan Joseph Carlson; his in-laws, Gerald and Judy Miller of Vienna and Wendel and Gena Davis of Anna; a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Jerry and Dimitria Davis of
Staunton; a niece, Shawna Morrison; a nephew, Dustin Davis; and a host of other relatives and many dear friends.
In addition to his parents, Maurice was preceded in death by his older brother, Robert LeGault.
Maurice earned his B.S., M.A., and Ph.D degrees from the University of Minnesota. He was an educator in the field of vocal music and began his teaching career in the Cambridge, Minnesota public school system. He later taught at the college and university level in New Mexico, South Dakota, Colorado, Oklahoma, as well as in the Chicago area and locally at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. Maurice also directed a number of choral and musical performances during his professional career.
Concurrent with his musical teaching career, Maurice also continued the operation of LeGault Floor Finishing, a family business founded by his father in 1934.
Maurice was baptized at Faith Lutheran Church in Isanti, Minnesota in 1964. Maurice had a true zest for life and a strong work ethic. He never wanted to be bored or waste time. Maurice enjoyed singing, listening to music, traveling, reading magazines and keeping up with current events and politics. He especially cherished the time he spent with his family and friends.
A celebration of Maurices life was held Saturday morning, June 16, at 10:30 a.m. at pavilion number 2 in the Vienna City Park.
Memorials can be made to the American Lung Association, 3000 Kelly Lane, Springfield, Ill. 62711-6226 or to the American Cancer Society, 4503 W. DeYoung St., Suite 200C, Marion, Ill. 62959.
To share a memory of Maurice or to leave an online message of condolence, please visit www.baileyfh.com.
Bailey Funeral Home in Vienna was in charge of arrangements.