With deep sadness and broken hearts the family of Leonard
Vincent LaFaive was lovingly by his side when he died on February
11, 2020 at Sacred Heart Hospital-Eau Claire. He was born on June
17, 1939 the first of six children born to the late Vincent and Clara
(Semanko) LaFaive. Len grew up in the Chippewa Falls area and
graduated from Chi High. He served his county in the Navy after
He returned to the area and married Eileen Ritter on July 2, 1983.
Len worked in Electrical Construction, in Food Service and retired
from the Northern Center as a BMH. To know Len was to Love him.
He was a very kind, gentle and patient man who always wore a
He will be dearly missed by his wife of 36 years, Eileen, his step
sons, Ron (Donna) and Larry (Leah) Korn, grandchildren, Amber,
Ashley, Lindsey, David and McKenzie, great grandchildren, Logan,
Oliva, Raylee and James, sadly missed by his sisters Mary (Gene)
Flodeen and Sharman (Al) Balsiger as well as his cousins, nieces,
nephews and four good Ol’ Valentine Friends from Lafayette. Len
was preceded in death by his parents, a brother Roger and sisters,
Eileen and Cindy.
A funeral service will be held at 11AM on Monday, February 17,
2020 at the Plombon Funeral Home-Stanley with burial and full
military honors at Oakland Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour
prior on Monday.