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David Glenn Lavey

May 15, 1932 — October 7, 2015

David Lavey, age 83, of Granton, WI died Wednesday, October 7, 2015 at the House of the Dove in Marshfield, WI.David Glenn Lavey was born on May 15, 1932 in York Township, Clark County to Glen and Elizabeth Lavey. He received his elementary education at Romadka Grade School. Dave graduated from Loyal High School in 1950, and from vocational and Adult Education School in Eau Claire on October 26, 1951 with a degree in barbering. He married his high school sweetheart Beverly Rollins August 27, 1952 at St. Stephens Catholic Church in Chili, Wisconsin. He worked in Waterford and Eau Claire for a short time then for Milo Mabie in Neillsville for three years. They moved to Granton in 1956 where he started Dave's' Barbershop. In 1997, Dave sold his shop, but continued working part-time until 2012.Dave was a member of St. Stephen's Catholic Church in Chili from 1956 to 1998 where he taught CCD classes, lectored and sang in the choir. When the church closed, he became a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church from 1998 until the present where he was also a lector. He sang with a barbershop quartet in his teen years and then with the Clark County Male Chorus. Dave was a member of the Granton Rotary for over 50 years, receiving the Paul Harris Award. He was a life-time member of the FFA Alumni and a member of the Granton Fire Dept. Dave also helped organize the Granton Community Park and was an Honored Citizen in 1992. He loved to fish, hunt, trap and play cards with his family and friends.Dave was a very humble and gentle man. He loved his customers and teaching his trade. He loved his family and was a very proud grandpa.Anyone who knows Dave knew how much he loved people and it was rare to ever find him without a smile. Although Dave has clearly touched the lives of many people it was his faith, family, friends and customers that made his life happy and fulfilled. May we honor his precious life by living with a little more kindness, compassion and patience.A sincere thank you to all his medical care staff including the Marshfield Clinic, St. Joseph's Hospital in Marshfield and the House of the Dove. The care given was exceptional. He especially loved all of his nurses.Dave is survived by his wife, Beverly, four children, Sherry (Dennis) Rogstad of Breckenridge, CO, Shelly (Lawrence) Schultz of Spencer, WI, Jeffrey (Peggy) Lavey of Mesquite, TX and Mark (Cheryl) Lavey of Franklin, TN, eight grandchildren, Jill (Ryan) Brovold, Kevin (Sarah) Schultz, Kimberly (Ben) Crawford, Stephanie (Terrace) Clayton, Sara Lavey, Justin Lavey, Breann Lavey and Preston Lavey, four great grandchildren, Sydney Schultz, Julia Schultz, Zachary Schultz and Kallee Clayton. Dave is also survived by a sister, Joan Buchanan of Dayton, OH, a sister-in-law, Jean Lavey of Nekoosa, WI and many other relatives and friends.He was preceded in death by his parents, Glen and Elizabeth Lavey, a brother, Norbet Lavey, a brother-in-law, Jack Buchanan, a grandson, Brett Lavey, nephews, Jay Rollins and Chad Pernsteiner, a niece, Rebecca Pernsteiner, a sister-in-law, Marlene Wesenberg and brothers-in-law, Doc Wesenberg and Tom Pernsteiner.The Mass of Christian Burial for David will be held at 10:30 a.m., Monday, October 12, 2015 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Neillsville. The Celebrant will be Rev. Varkey V. Joseph. Music will be provided by Vicente Cortez, organist, St. Mary's Choir and Jody and Judy Conner, vocalists. Interment will be in the Windfall Cemetery in Granton, WI. Visitation will be from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m., Sunday, with a performance by the Clark County Male Chorus at 8:00 p.m., followed by a Rosary Service. Visitation will also be held from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., Monday at St. Mary's Catholic Church.Casket Bearers are: Kevin Ress, Chris Pernsteiner, Greg Mahoney, Matt Rollins, David Rollins, Brian Lavey, Dennis Buchanan and Dale Rollins.Online Condolences may be made at www.geschefh.com. The Gesche Funeral Home is assisting Dave's family with Funeral arrangements.Funeral Home:Gesche Funeral Home4 South Grand AvenueNeillsville, WIUS 54456
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