David J. Lapeer

David J. Lapeer St. Johns David LaPeer age 89, passed away on Saturday, November 24, 2012 at his residence. He was born on September 19, 1923 in East Jordan, MI the son of Sherman and Izlee (Busler) LaPeer. Dave served his country in World War II and was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the American Legion and the 40 et 8. He worked most of his years as a heavy equipment operator at Sargent's Construction Company and was a member for 50 years of the International Union of Operating Engineers Local #324. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, traveling, and playing slot machines. He also loved spending time with his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. On March 2, 1946, he married Irene Schaub in Traverse City and they were married for 44 years. She preceded him in death in 1990. He was also preceded in death by his parents; brothers Ronald and Niles; sisters, Alice, Lena, and Lillian. He is survived by his children William LaPeer of St. Johns, Sue (Dale) Ladisky of Elsie and Chuck (Pat) LaPeer of St. Johns; brother Billy LaPeer of East Jordan; grandchildren Kelly (Treena) Ladisky, Kevin (Angie) Ladisky, Shannon (Barry) Kiel, Corey Ladisky, Angela (Michael) Burgess, Kristie (Wesley) Sova, Tiffany LaPeer and Jeremy LaPeer; 17 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. A graveside service will be held 11:00 a.m. Friday November 30, 2012 at Mount Rest Cemetery in St. Johns, with Rev. Fr. Raymond Urbanek officiating. Military honors will be provided by the St. Johns Honor Guard. For those desiring, donations may be made in memory of Dave to Great Lakes Caring 1011 South US-27, St. Johns, MI 48879. The family is being served by Keck-Coleman Funeral Home (989) 224-4422 St. Johns.

Published in Lansing State Journal on Nov. 27, 2012