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March 20, 1944 – November 30, 2022

Gloria Lou LaFave, age 78, formerly of Buffalo passed away on Wednesday, November 30th, 2022 at The Good Samaritan Nursing Home in Howard Lake.

She was born on March 20, 1944 in South Dakota the daughter of Arnold & Lucy Smith.

On August 17, 1963, Gloria L. Smith & George F. “John” LaFave were joined in holy marriage.   God blessed their marriage with a son Leo F. LaFave.    Leo preceded his parents in death on June 21, 2011.

Gloria was formerly employed at Delano Granite as an engraver and at Mill Creek as a cook.

She enjoyed crocheting and animals such as dogs, cats, goats, geese and birds.

Survived by brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: Jerry & Judy LaFave, Joe LaFave, Jim & Nancy LaFave, Sam & Nancy LaFave and Leanne & Chuck Dressen; many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her son, Gloria was preceded in death by her husband George F. “John” LaFave on March 21, 2019, her parents and by brothers-in-law Ed LaFave and Fred LaFave and by sisters-in-law Jeanette LaFave and Linda LaFave.

Funeral services for Gloria LaFave will be held on Thursday, December 8th, 2022 at 1:00 P.M. at The Peterson Chapel in Buffalo.    Pastor Dean Brown will officiate.

Interment St. Francis Cemetery.

Casket Bearers will be Chris Mauk, Harlan Mauk, Darrel LaFave, Donald LaFave, Jeanne LaFave, Corey LaFave, Travis LaFave and Johnny LaFave.

The Peterson Chapel in Buffalo is serving the family.   Online condolences may be made to



2 Guestbook Entries

  1. Sandy Von Eye

    I am Gloria’s cousin from South Dakota. Our mothers were sisters. Our family always enjoyed when John, Gloria, and Leo came to visit. We did get to visit them a few times in Buffalo. I will miss Gloria. It doesn’t seem possible that she is gone but at least she is no longer in pain. Deepest sympathy to her loved ones.

  2. Deb Skouge

    Gloria was a special lady who always had a smile on her face when I visited w her at meal times. She was such a joy to visit with.
    Former Cook at Good Sam Howard Lake


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