Joseph J. LaFleur, Brodhead, WI, (1926-2013)
January 31, 1926 - November 26, 2013
Joseph J. LaFleur, 87, of Brodhead, WI, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013, at Edgerton Care Center. He was born in Janesville, on Jan. 31, 1926, the son of Joseph and Barbara (Mutter) LaFleur. He graduated from Janesville High School and served in the U. S. Army from May 17, 1944, until June 11, 1946. He was stationed in France; where he was in the Battle of the Bulge, was wounded in action and received the purple heart. He married Eleanor Blumreich on April 12, 1947. Upon his discharge from the Army, he began working at Fisher Body. He was later employed by Ossit Church Furniture Company for many years until they closed and he retired from Hufcor. Joseph was an avid gardener and enjoyed woodworking, hunting and fishing.
Surviving are three children: Ruth (Norman) Burns of Janesville, David (Bonnie) LaFleur of Brodhead, Annette (Ken) Kidder of Janesville; six grandchildren: David (Jamie) LaFleur, Jr., Jason LaFleur, Jennifer (John) Jastrow, Christine (Tom) Nolan, Kristina (Brandon) Foster, Amanda Cass; ten great-grandchildren: Tasha, Corbin, Austin, Austin, Meghan, Abby, Alayna, Brielle, Adalynn and Cyrus; one sister, Frances Arner; one sister-in-law, Doris Diers; nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Eleanor on Sept. 16, 2001. His parents; four sisters; his grandson, Danny; and great-grandson, Alex LaFleur also preceded him in death.
A memorial service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013, at HENKE-CLARSON FUNERAL HOME, 1010 N. Wright Rd., Janesville, with visitation Saturday from 12:30 pm. until the time of services.