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Joseph R. LaFeber

Joseph R. LaFeber Joseph R. LaFeber


Joseph R. LaFeber, 76, of Athens passed away Sunday, Oct. 4, 2020. Private family services were held at the Peterson/Kraemer Funeral Home, Athens. A Celebration of Joseph’s life will be held at a later

date. He was born Oct. 20, 1943 in Davenport, Iowa, son of the late Joseph and Florence (Hook) LaFeber. On Dec. 12, 1964 he married Bonita “Bonnie” Kock in Davenport. He belonged to St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Athens and was a lifetime member of the Knights of Columbus, Ducks Unlimited and the NRA. Joe worked as a maintenance supervisor at Northwestern Bell in Iowa, at Tombstone Pizza in Medford and Maytag and CAT in Illinois until his retirement when he and Bonnie settled near family in Athens.

Survivors include his loving wife, Bonnie LaFeber, Athens; his children, Barb (Kevin) Passehl, Athens, Marsha (Tim Schmutzler) Vetterkind, Riplinger, and Janet LaFeber, Peoria, Ill. He is also survived by his seven grandchildren; 13 greatgrandchildren; one brother, Roger (Kathy) LaFeber, Pardeville; sisters-in-law, Donna Williams and Karen (Byron) Bryant, Davenport, Iowa; along with many nieces and nephews.

Besides his parents he was preceded in death by one brother, Robert Williams; and his in-laws, William and Hazel Kock.

Online condolences may be expressed at www. Paid Obituary 95839