Joel Howard Laffin, age 65, passed away peacefully on October 16th, 2022, at his home in Verona, WI., surrounded by his wife, Michelle, and family members. Joel was born January 18th, 1957, to the late Elmer and Elaine Laffin in Wausau, WI. He graduated from Newman High School in 1974, later enlisting in the U. S.Marine Corps before being honorably discharged.
Survivors include his loving wife, Michelle; three children, Charlie (Rebecca) Ryan, Jenna Laffin (Braxton Ridler), and Jaime (Jeremy) Rooks; stepsons, Dustin (Heather) Wesley and Cody Wesley. He is further survived by siblings Kathleen Laffin (Stephen Schleppegrell) and Gordon (Mary) Laffin; grandchildren, Jeydon, Jacob, Maccoy, Katherine, Madelyn, Savanah, Korben, Lawson, and Wyatt, nephew and niece Andrew and Erica. Joel was preceded in death by his sister and brother-in-law, Beth and Terry Lindemann.
Joel enjoyed Wisconsin sports teams, music, hunting, fishing, and family gatherings. He worked in the construction and oil and gas industry until an unfortunate accident left him handicapped. He never lost his zest for life, big smile, or the twinkle in his eyes. He was a soldier and proud patriot. Joel loved his wife and family dearly and enjoyed attending their special events.
Funeral services will be held at CRESS FUNERAL HOME, 6021 University Ave., Madison, on Thursday, October 20th, 2022. Visitation at 11:00, with service and lunch to follow.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to UW Adaptive Fitness Program or Agrace HospiceCare.
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