Joseph C. Lafayette
Aug. 15, 1947 - June 2, 2021
KENOSHA - Joseph C. Lafayette, 73, of Kenosha passed away at home surrounded by family and friends on Wednesday, June 2, 2021.
Born on August 15, 1947, in Kenosha, he was the son of the late Chester Lafayette and Lillian (Robbins) Besch. He received his education in local schools and was a lifetime resident of Kenosha.
He enlisted in the United States Army and served in Vietnam from 1967-1969. Also served in Guatemala, Panama and Honduras within the 27 years of active duty and received the National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal and Vietnam Campaign Medal. He was Honorably discharged.
He was employed as an assembler for American Motors. He was a member of the VFW post 1865 and VFW Riders Group Post 1865. He loved his Motorcycle (his Indian Trike), helping the community, camping, fishing, his garden and loved watching WWF Wrestling on TV. He also enjoyed painting his garden decor, decorating for Halloween and loved spending time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife, Jean Lafayette of Kenosha; two sisters one brother: Lavina, Laverne and Robert; one son, Ron; three Grandchildren: Joel, Trista and Draven; and two Great Grandchildren: Jaceena, Aubriana. Preceded in death by five siblings: Earl, John, Dorthy, Johannah and George; four children: Kelly, Shannon, Joey and Kevin.
"Goodbyes are not FOREVER goodbyes are not THE END. They simply mean I'll miss you until we MEET AGAIN."
Services will be held Tuesday June 8 at the VFW Post 1865; visitation will be held from 4 PM-6 PM. Full Military Honors to follow. Family and friends will gather at the VFW Tuesday 29 @ 12:30 PM. Procession will follow to the Southern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial to lay Joe to rest.
VFW Post 1865
6618 39th Ave
Kenosha, Wisconsin 53142
Southern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial
21731 Spring St
Union Grove, Wisconsin 53182
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