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Weigel Funeral Home ~ Swanton
Friday January 21st, 2022
2:00pm - 8:00pm

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Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church
Saturday January 22nd, 2022
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Saturday January 22nd, 2022

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John W. Laver

John Winfield Laver, age 79, of Swanton, Ohio, entered into eternal life on January 13, 2022 at his home surrounded by his beloved family. John was born on April 11, 1942 to Vera A. and Homer H. Laver. John lived in AI, Ohio and attended Fulton School.

His first career started in farming that spanned 20 years. He started Midnight Farms as a dairy farmer but transitioned to growing vegetables. He displayed leadership in his field by serving as a supervisor for the Fulton County Soil and Water Conservation District from 1968-1979.

He transferred to an industrial and manufacturing position working in the plant maintenance department for Abitibi Price, later known as DPI. He was the Maintenance and Engineering Manager when he retired in 2006.

John was an avid boater on the Great Lakes. He served as the 2002 Commander for the Toledo Sail and Power Squadron dedicated to promoting, teaching, and following boater safety.

Upon retirement, John wintered in Sebastian, Florida and set his sights on traveling the world with his wife Carla of 54 years. In addition to travel, quilting and photography, John loved to play Euchre, backgammon, and dominoes with his family and friends at the Swanton Senior Center.

Of all his accomplishments, John was most proud of his “Evergreen Vikings”. He and Carla raised 3 Viking children: daughter Julie Sanford (Ken), son, John C. Laver (Wendy), and son, Jason Laver (Lindsay Tronzo). John rarely missed a baseball/softball or soccer game for his 6 Viking grandchildren: John R., Zachary, Michael Laver, Tyler and Jacob Eisel, and Kendra, Kaden, and Konner Sanford. He also always made time for his sister, Audie Jaqua, and niece, Nicolle Allen.

Visitation will be from 2 pm to 8 pm on Friday, January 21st at the Weigel Funeral Home in Swanton. A celebration of life will be held Saturday, January 22nd at 11 am at Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church in Swanton, with visitation one hour prior at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to the John W. Laver and Carla Haynes Laver Scholarship Fund for Evergreen H.S. or the Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church.

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My beloved husband, love knows no death. I will love you forever and a day!

L Carla Laver Jun 22 2022 10:16 PM

Happy Father's Day in heaven my love! Carla

L Carla Laver Jun 18 2022 10:31 PM

Prayer of St. John Henry Cardinal Newman Born 1801 Priest 1847 Cardinal 1879.
May the Lord support us all day long,
Till the shades lengthen and the evening comes, and the busy world is hushed, and the fever of life is over, and our work is done.
Then in His mercy may He give John W. and all of us a safe lodging and holy rest, and peace at the last. Amen

L Carla Laver May 2 2022 3:13 PM

Dear sweet John, the love of my life. Today on earth you would have been 80. We celebrate you with a floral on your grave. I hope you have a heavenly birthday with all you have loved. I will always love you. Carla

L Carla Laver Apr 11 2022 8:15 PM

A candle was lit in memory of John Laver

Carla Laver I love you John Winfield Laver. We had a wonderful life together. God bless you my darling. Mar 30 2022 4:35 PM

Saddened by the loss of John . John was a friend, good cook and great euchre player. He will most certainly be missed by his Florida friends. A real gentleman.

Sandy St Croix Mar 16 2022 10:42 AM

A candle was lit in memory of John Laver

L Carla Laver I know my beloved husband, John W. would want his entire family to be okay. He would want us to enjoy, happiness, peace and love. He would want us to live. Love your wife of 54 wonderful years. Mar 5 2022 9:04 PM

A candle was lit in memory of John Laver

Barbara Arps Churchill Feb 7 2022 3:15 PM

A candle was lit in memory of John Laver

Tom andJudy( Woodward )Carr Jan 23 2022 3:00 PM

Carla and family, so sorry to hear of John's passing. Thinking of you all.

Susan Batdorf Jan 22 2022 2:56 PM

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