Roland James LaFave, 86
November 20, 1929 — August 22, 2016
Roland James LaFave, 86, of Grafton, formerly of Milwaukee, died peacefully in his sleep surrounded by family on Aug. 22, 2016, at Rosewood Manor in Grafton.
Roland was born Nov. 20, 1929, and grew up in Two Rivers. He graduated from Washington High School in 1947.
He moved to Milwaukee in 1957 with his wife and family.
He had a quirky sense of humor that will definitely be missed. His favorite pastime was going to the casino.
He worked for 38 years at the Ladish Company in Cudahy. Rollie was also very involved with the Journey House Community Center in Milwaukee and the Juvenile Justice Committee Milwaukee for many years.
He is predeceased in death by his beloved wife of 57 years Rose (Myer) LaFave; his parents, Arthur and Irene (Wachtel) LaFave; his sister, Louann Wojta; his birth mother, Eva (LaFave) Becker; and his birth siblings, Anna Mae (LaFave) Struck and Leo Powless.
Survivors include his children, Richard (Paula) LaFave of Waukesha; Randall (Lillian) LaFave of San Antonio; Roger (Pamela) LaFave of Colgate, Rochelle (Robb) Renzaglia of Slinger; Renee (Christopher) Semmens of Surprise, Ariz.; his grandchildren, Elaine, Bryan, Will, Douglas, Nicholas, Kathryn, Anthony, and Emmy; seven great-grandchildren; 12 step-grandchildren, 23 step great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; sisters-in-law; friends; and other family.
Family will greet relatives and friends at the Hampton Inn Grafton in the conference room on Saturday, Aug. 27 from 1 p.m. until the time of service at 3 p.m.
Eernisse Funeral Home in Cedarburg is assisting the family with cremation services.
The family is grateful to the staff at Rosewood Manor for all their care and support over the past 15 months.