THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Wesley R. LaFever
Issue Date: February 20, 2020
Wesley R. LaFever, 81, of Marinette, passed away at his home Sunday morning, Feb. 16, 2020.
Born March 5, 1938 in Menominee, Mi., to Reuben and Mildred LaFever, he spent his life in Marinette and graduated from Marinette High School in 1956. He married the former Lavon Dionne on Dec. 31, 1956 and they celebrated their 63rd anniversary this past year.
He held a Master's License as a Tug Boat Operator and was employed for 26 years by the United States Army Corps of Engineers, retiring in August of 1982. He later worked for 18 years at Roen Salvage in Sturgeon Bay and was also a PADI Certified Diver. He served on the Harbor Commission for the City of Marinette from 2000 to 2004 and was a member of the Marinette Elks Lodge and the M & M Great Lakes Sport Fisherman's Club. He also enjoyed fishing, duck hunting and woodworking.
He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Lavon; three children, Dan (Kathleen) LaFever, Kathy (Ed) Dory and Karen (Rich) Shatusky; nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Including his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, William "Bill" LaFever.
Friends may call at Hansen Onion Martell Funeral Home in Marinette on Thursday, Feb. 20 from 4 p.m. until a time of Prayers and sharing at 6 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations for Aurora Bay Area Cancer Clinic are appreciated.