Joseph C. Lafayette
1947 - 2021
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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

Phone: (262)652-2751

Southern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial

21731 Spring St

Union Grove, Wisconsin 53182


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Published by Kenosha News on Jun. 6, 2021.
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Lavina Lafayette Hudock
June 26, 2021
I'm sorry I can't be there for your memorial. You where always there for me and my children. I could always count on you and Jean for anything. You had a big heart. I'm happy you are now in heaven with your family and hope to see you again one day. I have such found memories of you and Jean, I will forever cherish. Love you all.
Debbie Capon
June 8, 2021
One of the things I remember about Joe is that he always had time for me. When I was a teenager, he was always available to help repair my car. As an adult he always made time to help whenever possible. I will always remember Joe as a loving family man, proud veteran and a true patriot. Joe you will always be loved and missed. Rest in peace.
Michael Pucci
June 8, 2021
VFW Post 1865 Auxiliary
June 7, 2021
It still doesn´t feel like you are really gone grandpa. It´s hard to think that I won´t see you when I walk in the house sitting in your chair or coming home and being surprised by something you did at my house lol. I will cherish all of our memories together and will keep your memory alive with my girls! I love you and will see you again someday! RIH
June 6, 2021
Pappy, You have always inspired me. Your strength and perseverance have always amazed me. I love you and Jean so much. I always appreciated everything you did for me. You were a truly inspirational person. A fighter. Someone I want to be like. You did your thing and nobody kept you away from anything you had your mind set on. Im gonnamiss you a lot here. That smile, that little giggle when you didn't realize anyone was paying attention. The hand gestures lol. You always made me smile. I love you. Till we meet again Pappy. Always in my heart. Phoenix
Juanita Emmons
June 6, 2021
Juanita (Phoenix) Emmons
June 6, 2021
To say your in a better place is too near sighted, I wish you were still here, happy and healthy with your family and friends. You will NEVER be forgotten my friend.
June 6, 2021
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