Jeffrey D. LaPointe, 75, of Endeavor, passed peacefully at home, following a courageous battle with cancer, surrounded by family on Friday, Dec. 29, 2017.
Jeff was born on April 5, 1942, in Milwaukee, to Joseph and Mabel (Carlson) LaPointe. Jeff graduated from Cedarburg High school in 1960 and from UW-Milwaukee in 1967, also serving six years in the US Navy.
Jeff married Diana Schultz on Aug. 28, 1965, and they were married for 52 years. Jeff spent most of his career doing real estate and appraising and spent eight years as bank manager at M&I Bank. Jeff’s hobbies included hunting, especially his annual pheasant hunt to South Dakota with his son and best friends for the past 30 years; deer hunting with his son and brothers up north; fishing, wood working and gunsmithing. Also, over the past 24 years, he spent a lot of his time remodeling his dream cabin up north, which became his most favorite place to spend time with his family and friends. Jeff was also a member of the Endeavor Fire Department for 40-plus years, as well as an active member of the Endeavor Lions Club, Ducks Unlimited and the VFW.
Jeff is survived by his wife, Diana LaPointe; children, David (Sarah) LaPointe, Josette Steinhaus (Gregg). Jeff was also blessed with many grandchildren, Colin, Carlee, Amy, Lane, Lexi (Logan), Stevie, Avery, Jack, Natalie, Sam and Brody; great-grandchildren, Steven and Joslee. Also, his brother, Jon (Dorothy) LaPointe of Cedarburg, and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. And, let us mention and not forget his very best friend, chocolate Lab, Sweet Georgia Brown.
Jeff was preceded in death by his parents and brothers, Joel and James, along with many other relatives and friends.
Visitation services will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday Jan. 3, at Pflanz Mantey Mendrala Funeral Home in Portage. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018, with visitation from 10 to 10:45 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church in Briggsville. The Rev. Gary Krahenbuhl will preside. Burial will be held following the Mass at St. Mary Cemetery, Briggsville, where military honors will be held.
Jeff and his family would like to thank all of the doctors, nurses and support team of the William S. Middleton Memorial VA hospital of Madison, as well as SSM Hospice of Baraboo, for their incredible care and support.
In lieu of flowers, a donation can be made to SSM Hospice Care of Baraboo and/or St. Mary Church in Briggsville.
Pflanz Mantey Mendrala Funeral Home (pmmfh.com) in Portage is assisting the family.