Arthur Paul LaFave

Resided in Janesville, WI
Died June 5th, 2017

Arthur “Art” P. LaFave, 63, of Janesville, WI, passed away on Monday, June 5th, 2017, at his home.

Art was born in Stambaugh, MI, on December 28th, 1954, son of Raymond and Jeannette (Gauthier) LaFave.

Art was raised in Stambaugh, MI, Tomahawk, WI, and Escanaba, graduating from Escanaba High School in 1973. He attended Bay College and NMU, where he received an associate’s degree.

He loved to fish and was an avid fan of the Green Bay Packers and University of Notre Dame. Most of all, he loved his son Rudy.

For 19 years, he worked park security and was also employed by Coca Cola Bottling as a delivery man while living in Fairbanks Alaska. In Janesville, he was employed with Stoughton Trailers for 12 years until his retirement in 2016.

He was a member of St. John Vianney Catholic Church in Janesville.

He is survived by his son, Rudy of Schaumburg, IL; sister, Theresa (Bill) Nelson of Bark River; brother, George (Judy) LaFave of Bark River; aunt, Louise Legault of Escanaba; uncles, Charlie Bush of New Jersey and Jim Cousineau of Norway; nephews, Chris (Katie) Grassel and Jon Paul (Amanda) LaFave; nieces, Michelle (Rich) Sawyer and Leigh Ann (Ryan) Austin; and six great nieces and nephews.

Art was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Leah (Emil) Grassel.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, June 17th from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. EST at Crawford Funeral Home in Escanaba. The Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 10 a.m. EST at St. Joseph and St. Patrick Church in Escanaba with Rev. Eric Olson officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family to further his son Rudy’s education. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

The Crawford Funeral Homes are assisting the LaFave family.

2 Tributes to “Arthur Paul LaFave”

  1. Theresa and George, I am so saddened to learn about Arthur’s passing. He was a good man who was also a mentor and a teacher to me during those awesome summers in Stambaugh. His death fills my heart with sorrow. I will pray for you and for his son Rudy. May the Peace of Christ be with you.

  2. Arthur was one of best friends when we were little kids, and we still remained friends after his family moved to Escanaba. I hadn’t seen him in many years tho, but this is still a shock. Hello to Theresa, it’s probably close to 50 years since I last saw you.

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