Wesley LaFever Obituary

Wesley R. LaFever
Wesley R. LaFever

March 5, 1938 - February 16, 2020
Born in Menominee, Michigan
Resided in Marinette, Wisconsin

Obituary

Wesley R. LaFever, 81, of Marinette, passed away at his home on Sunday morning, February 16, 2020. He was born March 5, 1938 in Menominee, the son of Reuben and Mildred LaFever. Wesley spent all of his life in Marinette and graduated from Marinette High School with the Class of 1956. He married the former Lavon Dionne on December 31, 1956 and celebrated their 63rd anniversary this past year.
Wesley held a Master’s License as a Tug Boat Operator, was employed for 26 years by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, retiring in August of 1982. Later he worked for 18 years at Roen Salvage in Sturgeon Bay. Wes was also a PADI Certified Diver.
He had served on the Harbor Commission for the City of Marinette from 2000 to 2004. Wes was a member of the Marinette Elks Lodge and the M & M Great Lakes Sport Fisherman’s Club. He enjoyed hobbies of fishing, duck hunting and woodworking.
He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Lavon; their children and families, Dan (Kathleen) LaFever and their family, Ryan, Travis and Danielle LaFever; Kathy (Ed) Dory and their family, Amber (Justin) Harper and Drew Dory; and Karen (Rich) Shatusky and their family, Erik and Matt Eisenzoph, Jasson and Richie Shatusky; and great-grandchildren, Averi and Addisen Harper.
He was preceded in death by a brother, William “Bill” LaFever.

Friends may call at Hansen-Onion-Martell funeral home in Marinette on Thursday, February 20, 2020, from 4 until 6 p.m. The visitation will conclude with prayers and a time of sharing.
A special thank you is extended to the staff and doctors at the Aurora Bay Area Cancer Clinic and to Unity Hospice.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations for the Aurora Bay Area Cancer Clinic are suggested.

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Visitation
Hansen-Onion-Martell Funeral Home
610 Marinette Avenue
Marinette, WI US 54143
Thursday, February 20, 2020
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Service
Hansen-Onion-Martell Funeral Home
610 Marinette Avenue
Marinette, WI US 54143
Thursday, February 20, 2020
6:00 PM