Obit: Lavey, Neil (1908 - 1926)

Contact:  Steven Lavey

----Source: THE NEILLSVILLE PRESS (Neillsville, Clark County, Wisconsin) 04/22/1926

Neil LaVerne Lavey passed away at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Marshfield, Tuesday night at 12:20, following an illness of five weeks with pneumonia. He had been gradually failing for two weeks. The once strong, robust boy gradually weakened until, when the crisis came he did not have the strength to keep up the burdens of life.

Neil Lavey, son of Frank Lavey, was born in the Town of Grant, Clark County, April 25th, 1908, his mother preceding him in death about a year ago. He attended Granton High School, being a member of this year’s graduating class, and was business manager of the "Hylite", working faithfully in that, as in everything, to make it an equal to the annuals of previous years.

His fine qualities as a young man are known to all who came in contact with him as he always had a smile and word of cheer for everyone. The keenest sympathy is felt not alone by the nearer neighbors, but by people far and near for the family so sadly bereft for the second time within a short period.

He leaves to mourn his loss, his father, Frank Lavey, one sister, Mrs. George Williams, two brothers, Harold of Granton and Glenn of Milwaukee, besides a large number of relatives and a host of friends.

The funeral was held Saturday afternoon at one o’clock at the home and two at the church, with Rev. Mallory officiating and interment at the Windfall Cemetery. The funeral was attended by many relatives and friends. Among those from out of town were: Mrs. Emil Sengpiel of Milwaukee, Mrs. John Bauldauf and Mr. Jim Strong of Menasha; Mr. and Mrs. August Wickersheim of Hilbert; Mr. and Mrs. John Lavey of Chilton; Misses Ruth and Genevieve Lavey of Neenah; Mr. and Mrs. Waldo Rasmussen, Marshfield; Mrs. Nora Eimerman; Mrs. Paul Eimerman; Mrs. Louis Wickersheim and Mr. and Mrs. Otto Raimer and daughter Agnes of Chili.

Additional note from Lavey Family Records: Per one of his older brothers, Glen, Neil contracted pneumonia after swimming in the creek adjacent to Granton High School. Apparently, it was a warm spring day in March 1926 when Neil and several other students decided to go for a swim.



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