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Marion J. LaFever
Marion J. LaFever, 97, of Huntley, Ill., formerly of Rockford, Ill., passed away Friday, April 28 surrounded by her family at the home of her daughter in Huntley after a long illness.
Born July 25, 1919 in Marinette, to Herman David and Hazel (Gervais) Wagner, she graduated from Marinette High School in 1937 and married F. Jack LaFever on Oct. 23, 1939 in Marinette. The lived in Rockford, Ill. and were married for 73 years.
A member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Rockford for 66 years, she enjoyed time with he family and the color pink.
She is survived by a daughter, Karen (Deacon Louis) Farinella of Huntley; four grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren and one due in October; a brother, Lee (Carol) Wagner and a sister, Lois (Ed) Pristel.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack and a brother, Ralph.
Visitation was held at DeFiore Jorgensen Funeral Home in Huntley on Thursday, May 4 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Family greeted friends at St. Mary Catholic Church in Huntley on Friday, May 5 from 9 a.m. until time of a Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. Burial was held at Forest Home Cemetery in Marinette on Tuesday, May 9 at 2 p.m. Memorials can be made to JourneyCare Foundation or for Mass offerings in her name.