Joseph Lafever

April 25, 1933 — June 28, 2011

Joseph Lafever

Joseph E. Lafever, 78 of Joy, Illinois died Tuesday, June 28, 2011 at Genesis - East, Davenport, Iowa. Per his wishes, there are no services. Memorials may be left in his name to the Mercer County Food Pantry. Online condolences may be left at www.dennisonfuneralhome.com. Joseph was born April 25, 1933 near Reynolds, Illinois the son of Wesley "Curly" and Gertrude (Miller) Lafever. He served in the Army during the Korean Conflict. On August 31, 1958, he married Marilyn Feldman. Joe farmed in the Joy area. Mr. Lafever had served on the Illinois Charolais Board and several years on the Mercer County Fair Board. Those left to cherish his memory are his wife, Marilyn Lafever, Joy, IL; 2 sons and daughters-in-law, Matt & Dee Lafever and Jim & Briana Lafever, all of Joy, IL; 3 grandsons, Barry Lafever, Illinois City, IL, Jacob Lafever and Logan Lafever, both of Joy, IL and a brother, Dave Lafever, Burlington, IA. He was preceded in death by his parents, Curly Lafever and Gertrude Welch and 4 half brothers.


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