Obit: Laffe, Sheldon Harry (1921 - 2014)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Laffe, Iffland, Lastofka, Omer, Seuferer, Price, Michels, Hoeth, Larson

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co, WI) 8/20/2014

Laffe, Sheldon Harry (17 July 1921 - 12 August 2014) With Flag

Sheldon H. Laffe, 93, formerly of Black River Falls passed away Aug. 12, 2014, at Care Partners Assisted Living in Eau Claire. Sheldon Harry Laffe was born July 17, 1921, in Humbird to Leonard and Mayme (Iffland) Laffe.

He was a 1939 graduate of Humbird High School. Sheldon enlisted and proudly served in the United States Navy in World War II, having served in the South Pacific. His family was grateful that in May of this year, he was able to go with the Freedom Honor Flight from La Crosse to visit the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C.

He was united in marriage to Alice L. Lastofka July 6, 1946, in Neillsville. The couple first lived in Wisconsin before moving to Iowa. They lived in Iowa for many years. After retiring, they moved to Black River Falls and later to Eau Claire. They were married for 65 years.

Sheldon loved being outdoors, especially fishing and camping, as well as spending time with his family and friends. He was a very social person and enjoyed bowling and golfing. He spent hours in his workshop working on various wood-working projects and practical jokes. Later, he liked to bicycle in his neighborhood. He also took great pleasure in conversing and playing pool with his friend Lee.

He was a member of the Alma Center VFW Post #8494 and the Miles-Hagen American Legion Post #200 of Black River Falls.

Living family members include three children, Shelly (Joyce) Laffe of Charles City, IA; Sharri Omer of Houston, TX; and Shawn (Melvin) Seuferer of Eau Claire; five grandchildren, Kendra (Ben Price) and Kira Laffe; Jeremy and Jessica Omer; and Anna Seuferer; two great-granddaughters, Mura Marie and Aracelli Sophia; one sister-in-law, Rose Michels of Alma Center; and several nieces.

Sheldon was preceded in death by his parents; his wife Alice in 2011; and two sisters, Eileen Laffe and Joyce (Glenn) Hoeth.

Funeral services with military honors were held Friday, Aug. 25, 2014, at 11 a.m. at Buswell Funeral Home in Black River Falls. Pastor Rod Larson of Eau Claire officiated.

The family greeted friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the services. Private family committal services will be held at the Mentor Cemetery in rural Humbird at a later date.

Memorials may be given to the Freedom Honor Flight, La Crosse Chapter.

Online condolences are available at  Buswell Funeral Home of Black River Falls is assisting the family with arrangements.



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