# Created on Dec 3, 2018 7:55:31 PM Seidemann Family 2017 - 2018 obituaries

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Obituaries July 2017 - July 2018 (Reunion to Reunion)

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The following is a list of obituaries that have been reported to the Seidemann Family Secretary since the July 2017 Reunion. This is not a complete listing of obituaries that have occurred during the year as not all have been submitted. The page will be updated as information is obtained. Generally the most recently received will be reported at the top of the page. After the Reunion in July 2018, this page will be archived and a new page will be started.

Please notify the Family Secretary. of any deaths in the family.

 
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LaFever, Dennis L. It is with great sadness that the family of Dennis “Big D” LaFever announces his passing on Tuesday 13 Nov 2018 at the age of 70. Dennis was born in Sheboygan, attended Random Lake High School and graduated from Milwaukee Area Technical College. He was a licensed electrician for more than 50 years.

He will be remembered by the love of his life and wife of 35 years, Jackie. Dennis is survived by his brothers Mark and Miles LaFever (special friend Diane) and sister-in-law Diane LaFever. He is also remembered by his life-long buddies Henry Kurth, Jimmy Krier, Henry Krier and Nick Didier, as well as the many other fishing and hunting buddies and many special friends throughout the United States.

He was preceded in death by his brothers Neal and Jay, brother-in-law Jeffrey Horn, sister-in-law Sandy LaFever, mother Helen and father Clarence, as well as mother and father-in-law Joan and Edward Janke.

In 1984, Dennis and Jackie left Wisconsin for Virginia City, Mont., where they established the Virginia City Café. In 1990, they moved to West Yellowstone, Mont., to establish Bullwinkle’s, the restaurant that has become the premier eatery in their adopted hometown. During his time in West Yellowstone, Dennis served as the police commissioner as well as an airport board member. His community service will be greatly missed.

Dennis was an avid hunter and fisherman, having bagged the namesake moose that Bullwinkle’s was named after. Fishing in Canada and other places around the country was favored by Dennis. He also had an abiding love for cars.

Dennis has been cremated and his ashes will be scattered at his family farm in Wisconsin according to his wishes.

A private memorial service will be held in Wisconsin. There will be three celebrations of life:

Sunday 18 Nov 2018 from 1 to 4 p.m. at Bullwinkle’s in West Yellowstone, Montana, on

Saturday 8 Dec 2018 from 1 to 4 p.m. at Five Pillars in Random Lake. Wisconsin, and on

Saturday 15 Dec 2018 from 1 to 4 p.m. at Key Colony Inn in Key Colony Beach, Florida

The LaFever Family thanks you for your kind remembrance.

Dennis is a sixth generation descendant of Friedrich and Rosina Seidemann and his genealogy line is as follows: Friedrich, Christiana, Johann, Lulu, Helen, and Dennis. He is listed on page 160 in the 4th edition of the Seidemann Family Tree book. He will be greatly missed by all who know him.
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Gallup, Gary Wesley, 75 years of Campbellsport, WI passed away peacefully on Wednesday, 28 November 2018 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in West Bend with his family gathered with him.

Gary was born on 4 October 1943 in Kenosha. He was the son of Rev. Wesley and Mildred (Seidemann) Gallup. On 23 September 1977 Gary married Valerie L. Zbytneiwski in River Hills.

Gary was a great dealer in antiques, a tinkerer, and enjoyed western movies.

He is survived by his wife, Val; daughters Tiffani (Gallup) Pries, Victoria Gallup, and Rebecca Gallup; a sister, Jacquelyn (Reuben) Getschow and other relatives and friends. Gary was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral services were held on Sunday 2 December 2018 at 2 PM at the Campbellsport Alliance Church at N1876 County Road V, Campbellsport. Pastor Doug Birr officiated and burial followed at the Union Cemetery, Campbellsport.

Visitation was on Sunday, 2 December 2018 at the Alliance Church from 12:00 Noon until time of services.

Gary was a sixth generation descendant of Friedrich and Rosina Seidemann and his genealogy line is as follows: Friedrich, Traugott, Frederick, William, Mildred, and Gary. He is listed on page 116 on the 4th edition of the Seidemann Family Tree Book with his family. Gary was a loving husband and father and found peace with the Lord. Rest in peace Gary, you will be deeply missed.


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