||Mueller Funeral Home - Winneconne WI
March 18, 1946 - January 15, 2019
Miles LaFever, age 72, of Butte des Morts, Wisconsin passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, January 15, 2019, at his residence. He was born March 18, 1946, and raised in Batavia, Wisconsin. His parents, Helen and Clarence, had four other sons, Jay, Neil, Dennis, and Mark. Miles attended Random Lake High School and was an avid athlete playing football and basketball. He was part of winning a state championship in basketball in 1962, and was voted Prom King. After high school he was drafted into the Army and cooked in the officer's club for top ranking military personnel. After his service he attended the Milwaukee Institute of Technology. He started his career path in Batavia, Wisconsin at the age of 10 when his mother got him cooking with 4-H. At age 11 Miles won a Pillsbury bake-off making white bread that is still baked today at his restaurant. He opened his first restaurant in Campbellsport, Wisconsin called the Bar N' Annex. His next adventure was Huck Finn's in Orihula in 1978, and in 1993 Miles purchased Jimmie's White House in Butte des Morts where he continues to share his joy with his two sons, who carry on his legacy, knowledge, and love of cooking by continuing to run the White House Inn.
Miles was an active Mason and loved participating in Civil War reenactments. He was an avid collector and researcher because of his grandfather's service in the Civil War.
Miles was a dedicated grandfather, father, Mason, proud business owner, and chef. He enjoyed his family, friends, and the "occasional" old-fashioned. Miles also enjoyed golfing, fishing, deer hunting, road trips, and serving his community.
Miles will be missed by many and is survived by his fiancée, Diane DeGroff; sons, Tunis LaFever (Tracy Gilles), Chad LaFever (Amanda Fischer); grandson, Winston LaFever; and brother, Mark LaFever;
Preceding Miles in death were his parents, Clarence and Helen LaFever; and three brothers, Jay, Neil, and Dennis LaFever.
A visitation for family and friends will be on Tuesday, January 22, 2019, from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. at Mueller Funeral Home 904 E. Main St. Winneconne, Wisconsin. A Masonic service will be held on Tuesday at 6:00 p.m. at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial will be established.
Miles' family wishes to thank to the Winneconne-Poygan First Responders and the hospital staff at Mercy Medical Center, Oshkosh.
If you wish please submit online condolences to muellerfuneralhomeinc.com.
Mary Sue & Jim Kuske wrote on January 25, 2019
I can not begin to tell you how much Miles will be missed. He was a very good friend and all around great guy. I am so sorry for the loss to the LaFever family and Diane. So many good times and smiles when ever we saw Miles. A loss to all who had the fortune to know him. Rest in peace, my friend. See you again, "You old Sea Dog."
Tom and Judy Garot wrote on January 25, 2019
Chad and Family, we are so saddened to learn of your father's passing. Please accept our deepest condolences at this difficult time. He raised great sons in you and your brother. May his memory be always cherished and thrive in your heart.
Gwen Groenewold wrote on January 24, 2019
My condolences to all of Miles' family. He was certainly a blessing in the lives of those who knew him and he will be missed.
Val & Lois Zemke wrote on January 24, 2019
Diane we are so sorry to hear about the loss of Miles. The White House wont be the same. Our prayers are filled with warmth during this very hard time.
Charles Schneider wrote on January 23, 2019
I knew you well when we were young and all from Batavia. Dennis was in my class and my sister Joan was in the same class with Miles.
You have my deepest sympathy
God bless the entire LeFever family
Lynn wrote on January 22, 2019
We only new both from being out and about, always together and enjoying yourselfs. Sorry for your loss Diane and family
Slim and Barbara Youngwirth wrote on January 22, 2019
Oh many good times and memories.. sending prayers and love for Diane and family
Tom & Pat (May) Grams wrote on January 22, 2019
So sorry for your loss Diane and LaFever family.
Miles was always such a fun person to be around.
He had an infectious smile and super personality.
He will be missed. Cherish your wonderful memories.
Terry LeFever wrote on January 22, 2019
I wish I could have spent more time with Miles as I did with others in the family, but the times we did spend together all leave great memories. He can now spend time with his other brothers. May he rest in peace!
Jerry bichler wrote on January 22, 2019
Sorry to hear about your loss, a friend and classmate.
Rob & Joanie Buss wrote on January 22, 2019
Our heartfelt sympathy to Diane and the family. We will miss his smiling face. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Linda Bruesewitz wrote on January 21, 2019
To all the La Fevers. Our hearts go out to all of you. Miles will be truly missed. Our prayers go out for you.
Rhonda Brown (Fronczak) wrote on January 21, 2019
Chad and Tunis,so sorry to hear about your dad. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
The Rocky Run Deer Hunters wrote on January 21, 2019
Our most sincere condolences to the family of Miles - Diane, Tunis, Chad, Winston and Mark. Words cannot describe the sympathy that has been expressed among our group since we were made aware of your loss. We will certainly cherish and celebrate the many wonderful memories we shared with Miles. As you can imagine, the deer camp will not be the same, with the absence of Miles and the stories or one liners that he would so often entertain us with. As you grieve your loss please know that Miles was a beloved man that enjoyed life and will be missed by all of us.
Gene and Jane Preder wrote on January 21, 2019
Very sad to here of Miles passing. Great guy. Great basketball teammate. Enjoyed dining at The White House Inn and talking with him after. He will be missed.
Bob Ostermann wrote on January 21, 2019
Diane, I am very sorry for your loss. If there is anything I can do to help you, please let me know.
Dave and Sue Tans wrote on January 21, 2019
We are so sorry to hear about your dad, TJ and Chad. Our deepest sympathy. We always enjoyed seeing all of you at the restaurant. His legacy is in good hands.
Jean and Dick Seider wrote on January 20, 2019
Diane and family: We have so many good memories of Miles (and you). I am convinced we grew up in the best era of the last five generations.. Sure, there was the Viet Nam war but we somehow managed to survive it, even though some did not. Our hope is that the good times and memories will sustain you. Our deepest sympathies go out to you at this sad time. Sincrely, Jean & Dick
Robert & Tammy Hatch wrote on January 19, 2019
Our deepest sympathies to Miles' family and all who knew and loved him.
Mitch and lauri Kapitzke wrote on January 19, 2019
Manny wonderful memories we will cherish, our sincere condolences
Susie Boccotti Schoeder Keippel wrote on January 19, 2019
I will always remember the wonderful times we shared as classmates. You will be missed by so many and never forgotten. I will never forget you. RIP Dear Friend & Classmate..
Renee LaFleur wrote on January 19, 2019
Diane my heart felt sympathy goes out to you. I was so looking forward to seeing you and Miles at the class reunion this fall.My God strengthen and guide you keep you safe and his face shine down upon you. God bless
Jeff Wisner wrote on January 19, 2019
My condolences to the family of Miles LaFever. He was a great chef and taught me to be the at-home cook I am today. I began working for him at Huck Finns when I was 16. I cant replicate his potatoe pancakes! He will be missed by all that he touched.
Henry and Luann Kurth wrote on January 19, 2019
Diane,Tunis, Chad and Mark,
Our sincere sympathy and love to you and all of Miles' family and friends. Miles was an incredible man who really enjoyed life. It was our honor and privilege to know as a wonderful friend. May God bless you all.
Doctor Benzie Oshkosh wrote on January 19, 2019
O - M - G.
Blanca Bump wrote on January 19, 2019
Condolences to the family. Thoughts and prayers go out to the family. Miles will be missed. Hubby and I enjoyed going for breakfast and dinners to the Whitehouse. I will miss waiting on him at BDM SuppeSupper too. RIP. Fly with the angels.
Tom and Cindy Herbert wrote on January 18, 2019
We are so sorry for your loss! Miles was a great man and a good friend. He will be missed by so many.
Sue and David Leach wrote on January 18, 2019
We are so sorry for the loss of Miles. We always enjoyed our visits to the Inn and the delicious food! May the angels comfort you and hold you in their loving arms!
Bonnie Siech and Daughter Terri and Traci. wrote on January 18, 2019
Our Deepest Sympathy to you Diane and also to the LaFever family. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.
John Wicht wrote on January 18, 2019
You will be missed by myself and many others. Enjoying dinner with you and your family was always the highlight of my EAA trips. You and your family are and will be in my prayers.
Lylla Lux wrote on January 18, 2019
One of my Best Male Friends since We met in 1979.You have Found that "Stairway to Heaven" Rest in Peace til We Meet again