THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Issue Date: February 8, 2017
Robert "Itch" Leafe, 69, of Marinette passed away Monday Feb. 6.
Born March 1, 1947 in Marinette, to the late Harris and Jean (Benard) Leafe, he attended Menominee High School. He married Brenda Burns on Feb. 12, 1972 and she preceded him in death in 1981. For most of his life, he drove cab and worked as a parts manager.
He is survived by two sons, Dean Thayer of Warren, Mi. and James Keltz of Detroit; a daughter, Carla Mayo of Humboldt, Ne.; two brothers, Dean (Sandy Fernstrum) of Menominee and Dennis Leafe of Marinette; two sisters, Donna (Russell) Wendrick of Escanaba and Barbara (Stewart) Clements of Greenville; six grandchildren; many nieces; nephews and cousins.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Brenda; a daughter, Bobbie Jo and a brother, James Anderson.
Visitation will be held at Thielen Funeral Home in Marinette on Sunday, Feb. 12 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. with burial in Forest Home Cemetery.