6618-39th Avenue
Kenosha, WI 53142

Joseph C. Lafayette

August 15, 1947 - June 2, 2021


Joseph C. Lafayette, 73, of Kenosha passed away at home surrounded by family and friends on Wednesday, June 2, 2021.

Born on August 15, 1947, in Kenosha, he was the son of the late Chester Lafayette and Lillian (Robbins) Besch. He received his education in local schools and was a lifetime resident of Kenosha.

He enlisted in the United States Army and served in Vietnam from 1967-1969. Also served in Guatemala, Panama and Honduras within the 27 years of active duty and received the National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal and Vietnam Campaign Medal. He was Honorably discharged.

He was employed as an assembler for American Motors. He was a member of the VFW post 1865 and VFW Riders Group Post 1865. He loved his Motorcycle (his Indian Trike), helping the community, camping, fishing, his garden and loved watching WWF Wrestling on TV. He also enjoyed painting his garden decor, decorating for Halloween and loved spending time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife, Jean Lafayette of Kenosha; two sisters one brother: Lavina, Laverne and Robert; one son, Ron; three Grandchildren: Joel, Trista and Draven; and two Great Grandchildren: Jaceena, Aubriana. Preceded in death by five siblings: Earl, John, Dorthy, Johannah and George; four children: Kelly, Shannon, Joey and Kevin.