Dolores LaFaive

LaFaive, Dolores H.

Dolores H. LaFaive (Glaser) died October 7, 2013 at Theda Clark Medical Center in Neenah, Wisconsin, surrounded by her entire family. Dolores was born January 6, 1929 in Detroit Michigan. She returned to Germany with her parents and started school in Muhlhausen, Germany, and returned to the United States in 1935. Dolores graduated from Northville High School, Northville Michigan in 1947. She then attended the University of Michigan where she met her husband, Clarence. They were married in 1950 and spent 57 happy years together.

Dolores and Clarence began their married life together in Ishpeming, MI. They then moved to California, Milwaukee, and then settled back into Negaunee, MI in 1970. Dolores completed her Bachelor's Degree at the University of Wisconsin and taught elementary students in Milwaukee, Marquette, and at St. Paul's in Negaunee. After teaching, Dolores became the Catholic Education Coordinator at St. Paul's. After Clarence passed away in 2007, Dolores moved to Menasha, WI, where her son lives. She made many friends in the area and was part of the Red Hats organization, and Chaplin of the local PEO.

Dolores is survived by her children Lucy LaFaive (Richard P. Smith), Marquette, MI; Susan LaFaive, Kalamazoo, MI; Fran French (Michael), Gwinn, MI; and Al LaFaive (Sharyl), Menasha, WI; grandchildren, Melissa Baker, Gwin, MI; Monica and Nick LaFaive, Menasha, WI; Matoska Waltz, Kalamazoo, MI; and great grandchildren Bryce and Hailey Racine and Colton Baker, Gwinn, MI.

Dolores was preceded in death by her parents, Alfred and Erna (Hebes) Glaser; husband, Clarence; and infant son David Alfred LaFaive. A prayer service will be held on Friday, October 11 at 5:30 pm at St. Patrick's Church in Menasha, with visitation starting at 5:00 pm. A mass of Christian burial will be held on October 19, 2013 at St. Paul's Catholic Church, Negaunee, MI.

Dolores loved it best when family gathered. She cherished her children's laughter and all the crazy stories. Oh, and shopping too! She will be missed, however always in our hearts.

Published in Appleton Post-Crescent on Oct. 11, 2013