Obit: Lavey, David Glenn (1932 - 2015)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Lavey, Rollins, Rogstad, Schultz, Brovold, Crawford, Clayton, Buchanan, Pernsteiner, Wesenberg, Ress, Mahoney, Cortez, Conner, Joseph

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI) 7/14/2015

Lavey, David Glenn (15 May 1932 - 5 October 2015)

David Lavey, 83, of Granton died Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2015, at the house of the Dove in Marshfield.

David Glenn Lavey was born May 15, 1932, York Township, Clark County, to Glen and Elizabeth Lavey. He received his elementary education at Romadka Grade School. Dave graduated from Loyal High School in 1950 and from vocational and Adult Education School in Eau Claire Oct. 26, 1951, with a degree in barbering. He married his high school sweetheart, Beverly Rollins, Aug. 27, 1952, at St. Stephens Catholic Church in Chili. He worked in Waterford and Eau Claire for a short time and then for Milo Mabie in Neillsville for three years. They moved to Granton in 1956 where he started Dave’s Barbershop. In 1997, Dave sold his shop but continued working part-time until 2012.

Dave was a member of St. Stephen’s Catholic Church in Chili from 1956 to 1998. When the church closed, he became a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church from 1998 until the present where he was also a lector. He sang with a barbershop quartet in his teen years and then with the Clark County Male Chorus. Dave was a member of the Granton Rotary for over 50 years, receiving the Paul Harris Award. He was a lifetime member of the FFA Alumni and a member of the Granton Fire Department. Dave also helped organize the Granton Community Park and was an Honored Citizen in 1992. He loved to fish, hunt, trap and play cards with his family and friends.

Dave was a very humble and gentle man. He loved his customers and teaching his trade. He loved his family and was a very proud grandpa. Anyone who knew Dave knows how much he loved people, and it was rate to ever find him without a smile. Although Dave has clearly touched the lives of many people, it was his faith, family, friends and customers that made his life happy and fulfilled. May we honor his precious life by living with a little more kindness, compassion and patience?

A sincere thank you to all his medical care staff - including the Marshfield Clinic, St. Joseph’s Hospital in Marshfield, and the House of the Dove. The care given was exceptional. He especially loved all the nurses.

Dave is survived by his wife, Beverly; four children: Sherry (Dennis) Rogstad of Breckenridge, CO, Shelly (Lawrence) Schultz of Spencer, Jeffrey (Peggy) Lavey of Mesquite, TX, and Mark (Cheryl) Lavey of Franklin, TN; eight grandchildren: Jill (Ryan) Brovold, Kevin (Sarah) Schultz, Kimberly (Ben) Crawford, Stephanie (Terrace) Clayton, Sara Lavey, Justin Lavey, Breann Lavey and Preston Lavey; four great-grandchildren: Sydney Schultz, Julia Schultz, Zachary Schultz and Kallee Clayton. Dave is also survived by a sister, Joan Buchanan of Dayton, OH, a sister-in-law, Jean Lavey of Nekoosa; and many other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Glen and Elizabeth Lavey; a brother Norbert Lavey; a brother-in-law, Jack Buchanan; a grandson, Brett Lavey; nephews: Jay Rollins and Chad Pernsteiner; a niece, Rebecca Pernsteiner; a sister-in-law, M Arlene Wesenberg; and brothers-in-law, Doc Wesenberg and Tom Pernsteiner.

The Mass of Christian Burial for David was held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Oct. 12, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Neillsville with Rev. Varkey V. Joseph as Celebrant. Music was provided by Vincent Cortez, organist, St, Mary’s Choir and Jody and Judy Conner, vocalists. Interment was in Windfall Cemetery in Granton. Visitation was from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday with a performance by the Clark County Male Chorus at 8 p.m. followed by a Rosary Service. Visitation was also held from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church.

Casket bearers were: Kevin Ress, Chris Pernsteiner, Greg Mahoney, Matt Rollins, David Rollins, Brian Lavey, Dennis Buchanan and Dale Rollins.

Online condolences may be made at  The Gesche Funeral Home assisted Dave’s family with funeral arrangements.



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