Michael J. Lavey
Michael J. Lavey, 80, of Dundee passed away Friday, August 28, 2020 at St. Agnes Hospital in Fond du Lac as a result of injuries received in an auto accident.
He was born on June 6, 1940 in Sheboygan the son of John and Clara (nee Harbrecht) Lavey. After Mike graduated from High School, he joined the U.S. Army and served in Korea and Vietnam. Being a devout Catholic, Mike joined the Seminary at St. Lawrence for one year, until he realized he was not meant to be a priest. On July 7, 1962, Mike married Monica F. Brown at Our Lady of Angels Catholic Church in Armstrong.
He was a Master Plumber and ran a successful plumbing business in Dundee. Mike was proud of having his grandson work alongside him and having him carry on his legacy. He was a longtime board member of Camp Vista and served as chairman and supervisor for the Town of Osceola. Mike and Monica donated the Mill in Dundee and actively supported the Mill Park. He was the unofficial mayor of Dundee and the pillar of the community. Mike was a longtime member of St. Matthew Catholic Church and also a great supporter of Fr. Mike Shea’s Sarnelli House. Above all else, he loved the time spent with his family and cherished his Irish heritage.
Survivors include his daughters Debbie Flitter and Lori (Bruno Hanney) Lavey-Hanney; grandchildren Jennifer (partner Tom Reynold) and Aric (Sara) Flitter; great-granddaughter, Gwenny Ella; and one great-grandchild on the way, Baby Flitter; sister Kathleen (James) Piper; brother John (JoAnn) Lavey; brothers-in-law Bernard (Barb) Brown and David Brown; sister-in-law Marilyn Brown; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Mike was preceded in death by his parents, wife Monica on July 26, 2004; brother Greg, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Leo and Carol Brown, Joan and Dick Becker and Katherine “Darly” Brown.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, September 2, 2020 at 4 p.m. at St. Matthew Catholic Church, 406 E Main Street Campbellsport, WI. 53010. Rev. Neil Zinthefer and Rev. Mark Jones will concelebrate. Burial with full military honors will immediately follow at Sacred Heart Cemetery in Dundee.
Mike’s family will greet relatives and friends at church from noon until the start of Mass. Masks are required and please be mindful of social distancing.
Mike’s family would like to thank the Campbellsport Fire Department, EMTS, and the doctors and staff at St. Agnes Hospital ER for their care.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are appreciated to the Sarnelli House or the Dundee Mill Park.
Twohig Funeral Home, Campbellsport, is serving the family with online condolences and guestbook at www.twohigfunerals.com.