NORTHVILLE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (4/8/08)--George R. LaChapelle, former president/CEO of the Michigan Credit Union League and former chairman of the Credit Union National Association (CUNA), died Feb. 14 at the age of 86. According to the Michigan league, LaChapelle had been in declining health. He died in Marquette, where he had resided since 2005 (Michigan Monitor
(April 7). In 1952, LaChapelle became a charter member and treasurer of South Shore Employees FCU. He also was a charter member and volunteer at Marquette Catholic CU in 1953, and worked as a field representative in 1955 and 1956 for the Michigan league. From 1956-1974, he served as treasurer/manager of Iron Mountain-Kingsford Community FCU and on MCUL's board of directors. He was league chairman from 1967 to 1971 and CUNA chairman 1971-1973. In 1974, he became president/CEO of the league, a post he held seven years.