Anthony (Tone) LaBreche was born on June 17, 1936 in Menominee MI, one of eight children, to Anthony L. and Elaine (Weber) LaBreche. The family moved to Milwaukee WI where he finished his schooling. He married Valerie Petersdorf in 1958 in Milwaukee. Anthony and his family lived in three area states while pursuing his career as the Manager of FW Woolworth stores.
He was offered the position of Assistant Director of the Mitchell Area Chamber of Commerce/Manager of the Corn Palace Concessions in 1970. After several years serving in that capacity, he became the Director of the Mitchell Chamber of Commerce. He accepted a position of Executive Director with the Hastings NE Chamber in 1981 and in 1984 he moved and accepted the position of Executive Director of the Chino Chamber of Commerce in Chino CA. Due to ill health he retired in 1998 and lived in Puerto Vallarta Mexico until moving back to Mitchell in 2010. He had been a member of the Lions, Rotary and Exchange Clubs and participated in community theatre groups in Mitchell and Hastings, NE. He was a member of the US Chamber of Commerce and the South Dakota, Nebraska and California State Chambers of Commerce. His hobbies included music, movies and reading.
He is survived by his son, Scott (Julie) LaBreche of Grand Island NE ,his daughter, Kay LaBreche of Mitchell SD; his former wife, Valerie LaBreche of Mitchell SD; five grandchildren: Matthew, Brenna, Alex, Amber and Sarah, three great-grandchildren: Jamison, Autumn, and Ella, and five brothers and sisters: Michaline LaBreche, Denis LaBreche, Cheri (Tom) Ferraro, Michelle LaBreche and Rauel LaBreche.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister, Kay Ann LaBreche and a brother, Patrick LaBreche.