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Dennis R. LaFaver, Sr.

April 12, 1941 — December 30, 2019

Dennis R. LaFaver Sr., 78, of Fleetwood, passed away on Monday, December 30, 2019 at Berks Heim, Leesport, PA.

Born April 12, 1941 in Maidencreek Township, he was the son of the late Elsie (Reis) and Harold LaFaver. He and his wife of 56 years, Wanda M. (Smith) LaFaver, were married on August 17, 1963 at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, Fleetwood.

Dennis worked for nearly 26 years for NGK Metals, Tuckerton as a furnace operator. He also worked for Pinnacle Equipment, Fleetwood for 11 years.

Dennis drove ambulance for Fleetwood Fire Company and Walnuttown Fire Company. He attended the Fleetwood Area School District and was a former member of the Breakfast Brothers, Fleetwood. Dennis loved golfing, flowers, playing cards and taking care of the yard.

Surviving in addition to Dennis’ wife, Wanda, are his two children, Denise M. (LaFaver) Leibensperger, wife of Robert A. Leibensperger, Mertztown, and Dennis R. LaFaver Jr., husband of A. Michele (Rousseau) LaFaver, Richmond Township, his grandchildren, Steven, Bradley, Eric, Brandon, Nathan, Hannah, Andrew, Brianna, Josetta, Hannah, Kris, Matthew and Erik and by his great grandchildren, Nathan, Stephanie, Alex, Allison, Preslee, Cash, Raelynn, Casen, Brayden, Carter, Dakota, Hunter, Rowen and Ryileigh. Dennis is also survived by his brother, Richard LaFaver, husband of Janice LaFaver, Fleetwood and his sisters, Donna Frey, wife of Randy Frey, Connecticut and Karen Leiby, Richmond Township.

Along with his parents, Dennis was preceded in death by his son, Christopher LaFaver and his sisters, Shirley Young, Sandra Weitzel and Patsy LaFaver.

A Celebration of Life Luncheon will be held on Sunday, January 12, 2020 at 11:30 am at the American Legion, Ray A. Master Post 217, 133 Centre Ave, Topton.

Walbert Funeral Home & Cremation Services, PC, Fleetwood, is honored to be caring for Dennis and his family. Online condolences may be offered at

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Celebration of Life

Sunday, January 12, 2020

Starts at 11:30 am (Eastern time)

American Legion, Ray A. Master Post 217, Topton

133 Centre Avenue, Topton, PA 19562

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