Michael Ray “Mike” LaFaver

Michael Ray “Mike” LaFaver, 55 years old, of Browning, Missouri, passed away Saturday, August 1, 2020 at his home.

Mike was born February 2, 1965 in Melrose Park, Illinois to Garry and Harriet (Zawlocki) LaFaver, they survive him and reside in Milan, Missouri. Also surviving: Mike’s Fiance, Mary McWhorter of the home; a step daughter, Dominca (Nathan) Hill of Milan; a brother, Garry Dale and wife Debbie LaFaver of Browning; one sister, Renee and husband Wayne Korpics of Findlay, Ohio; nieces and nephews, Lauren Korpics, Ethan Korpics, Logan Korpics, KayLeigh LaFaver (Alex Gerst), Kelsie Lorton, and Kasady Lorton; two grandchildren, Silas Hill and Pasley Hill; and Uncle and Aunt, Roger and wife Barbara LaFaver and Uncle Larry Williams. He was preceded in death by: Paternal grandparents, Glenn and Irene LaFaver and Maternal grandparents, Stephania and Casmire Zawlocki; and several aunts and uncles including, Sandra Williams.

Mike grew up in Berkeley, Illinois and attended high school at Proviso West in Hillside, Illinois. Mike then drove a truck for GV Maintenance, and a gravel truck. He also worked commercial construction as a union carpenter in Illinois. Mike moved to Missouri in 1994 and has lived in Pollock, Milan, and Browning. When Mike was younger, he was a Cub Scout and Boy Scout, participated in little league sports and football. Mike was a member of the Pollock AF and AM Masonic Lodge and belonged to the Legion Riders. He was a non-denominational Christian. Mike loved playing guitar and was a guitarist in the band, Bootleggers. He also loved fishing, archery, and hunting. He enjoyed cooking, and spending time with his family and grandkids.

Services for Mike will be held 11:00 AM, Saturday, August 8, 2020 at Schoene-Ruschmeier Funeral Home in Milan. Friends may come by the funeral home anytime after 6:00 PM, Friday evening until the service time on Saturday, a Masonic service by Pollock Lodge #349 will be held 7:00 PM Friday evening. Burial will follow the funeral service at Oakwood Cemetery in Milan.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Oakwood Cemetery.