Steven L. Lafever, 64, of Buffalo Prairie, Illinois, died Monday, March 10, 2014 at Unity-Point Health Care in Rock Island, Illinois. Services are 10:00 AM Friday, March 14, 2014 at the Buffalo Prairie Presbyterian Church. Burial is in the Buffalo Prairie Cemetery where graveside military services will be conducted. Visitation is Thursday 3-7 p.m. at Fippinger Funeral Home in Aledo where memorials may be made to the Buffalo Prairie Presbyterian Church, Buffalo Prairie Volunteer Fire Department or the Buffalo Prairie Masonic Lodge #679. Online condolences can be made at www.fippingerfuneralhome.com.
Steven was born March 19, 1949 in Rock Island to Lawrence "Scoop" and Mattie Fausett Lafever. He graduated from Aledo High School in 1967 and attended business school in Kansas City. He enlisted in the U.S. Marines in 1968 and served until 1974.
Steven married Trudy Rae Willits November 1, 1970 in New Boston.
He briefly worked at Alcoa in Bettendorf and FS in Aledo before engaging in farming in the Buffalo Prairie area. Steven was a member of the Buffalo Prairie Presbyterian Church where he served on the board and was a trustee. Other memberships include: Buffalo Prairie Masonic Lodge#679, Buffalo Prairie Volunteer Fire Department, Mercer County Farm Bureau and Leech Cemetery Trustee. He was a former Duncan Township Supervisor and Trustee.
He enjoyed snowmobiling, riding his Harley, reading and spending time with his family and grandson.
Survivors include his wife, Trudy; one daughter: Kelsey Lafever of Reynolds; one son: Steven Brandon (Nicole) Lafever of Illinois City; one special grandson, Colton; two brothers, Larry (Shirley) Lafever of Milan; Doug Lafever of Joy; a special aunt, Vera Lafever of Aledo; several nieces and nephews.
His parents preceded him in death.
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Thursday, March 13th, 2014, 3:00pm - 7:00pm, Fippinger Funeral Home
Friday, March 14th, 2014, 10:00am, Buffalo Prairie Evangelical Presbyterian Church
Buffalo Prairie Cemetery