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September 6, 1965 – Sunday, January 25, 2009

Service Information
St. John’s Lutheran Church in Buffalo
Friday, January 30th
4 P,M,

Visitation Information

Gerald Raymond LaFave Jr. “Gunner” age 43 of Buffalo died Sunday, January 25, 2009 in Marysville Township.
He was born on September 6, 1965 in Monticello the son of Gerald G. & Judy Marquette LaFave.
Gunner graduated from Maple Lake High School in 1984.
On October 3, 1998, Gerald R. “Gunner” LaFave & Kellie A. Kisner were joined in holy marriage at St. Peter’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Monticello by Pastor Engel.
He was employed as a semi-truck driver for Latour Construction. He also belonged to Operating Engineers Local #49.
Gunner enjoyed tractor pulling, deer hunting, fishing and snowmobiling.
Survived by loving wife: Kellie A. LaFave; children: Zachary Kisner, Samantha LaFave and Ashley LaFave all at home; his parents: Gerald G. & Judy LaFave of Maple Lake; brothers and sisters: Robert (Donna) LaFave of Monticello, Joseph (Suzie) LaFave and Thomas (Heidi) LaFave all of Buffalo, Dale (Linda) LaFave of St. Cloud, Darrel LaFave of Cokato, Donald LaFave of Maple Lake, Chris (Harlan) Mauk of Howard Lake and Jeanne LaFave of Maple Lake and special friend Kyle Dye; maternal grandfather: Floyd “Bud” Marquette of Maple Lake; father-in-law & mother-in-law: Roger & Betty Kisner of Buffalo; brother-in-law: Steven Kisner of Buffalo; sister-in-law: Jennifer (Jason) Klein of Watkins; many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
Preceded in death by maternal grandmother: Doris Marquette, paternal grandparents: Leo & Marie LaFave, uncles: Edward and Fred LaFave.

Funeral services for Gerald “Gunner” LaFave will be held on Friday, January 30th at 4:00 P.M. at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Buffalo. Pastor Christian Bode will officiate. Interment will follow at Lakeview Cemetery.
A visitation will be held on Thursday, January 29th from 4-8 P.M. at The Peterson Chapel in Buffalo. A Prayer service will be held at 4:30 P.M.
Further visitation will be held at the church on Friday, January 30th one hour prior to services.
Casket Bearers will be Robert LaFave, Joseph LaFave, Thomas LaFave, Dale LaFave, Darrel LaFave, Donald LaFave, Timothy LaFave and Daryl LaPlant.

9 Guestbook Entries

  1. Ken and Ann Latour

    We are sorry for your loss.

  2. Mark & Karey Lambert

    Our thoughts and prayers are with your entire family. So very sorry for your loss.

  3. Dongoski Girls

    Jerry, Judy & Family~
    We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all…

  4. Jim and Nancy LaFave

    Know that you are in our thoughts. The road ahead will be a difficult one. You’ve got so many out there who will support you, this is another time where family is so important.
    If you need anything, don’t hesitate to call us–we are here for all of you.

    Uncle Jim and Aunt Nancy

  5. Tom and Julie Piram

    We are so sorry for your loss. Gunner will be missed by many-and and not forgotten he kept people smiling.

  6. Amy Eisler

    I am so sorry for your loss…and I am sorry I couldn’t make it back to MN to be there for you-Kellie-and your family. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Sending you much love.

  7. Tim B

    so very sorry to hear about Jerry. My heart goes out to his family.

  8. Daryl & Janelle Bechtold

    Sorry for your loss. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.

  9. Ann Elfmann-Roberts

    I am sorry for your loss. Gunner was a good friend and neighbor years ago


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