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Frederick (Fred) E. LaVey journeyed to Heaven November 4, 2017. Fred was born in Evansville, IN, on February 8, 1925. He was the son of the late James V. LaVey and Geneva (Gentry) Brown LaVey.

He retired from J.C. Penny in January, 1998, having worked at various other places prior, such as Ryan Aircraft in California, Permanent Federal, Sears & Whirlpool. He was a faithful member of New Horizon Church of God. Fred loved to fish and made several trips to Lake Okeechobee in Florida. He volunteered at the Potter's Wheel Ministry for seven years.

He served in WWII in North Africa and Italy. One of the highlights of his life was a return trip to Italy on the 60th Anniversary of the liberation of Italy in 2004 - a trip made with some of his friends from the 361st Infantry WWII Association. He also made trips to most all of the Association reunions.

He went on the first Honor Flight out of Evansville on October 25, 2014.

Fred was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, Jim Brown, Wayne Brown and sister, Irene Brown Anderson.

He is survived by his wife of almost 37 years, Judy (Anderson) Riess LaVey; children, Linda LaVey Ising and husband, Ron of Lakeland FL, Keith LaVey and wife, Becky of Nicholasville, KY, and Beth LaVey Buchanan and husband, Melvin of Mt. Vernon, IN; step children, Lynn Taylor, Tony Riess and wife, Debbie and Tim Riess all of Evansville; grandchildren, Adam and Kacey LaVey of FL, Jeff (Megan) Young and Matt Young and wife, Junenna of Mt. Vernon, IN; step grandchildren, Chelsea Riess Hartman and husband, Tyler and Hannah Riess of Evansville and Kylie Riess (Derek) of Bloomington, IN; and three great grandsons.

Funeral services will be held 10:00 AM Wednesday, November 8, 2017, at Alexander North Chapel, officiated by Rev. Carl Mann II, with burial in Alexander Memorial Park. Friends may visit Tuesday from 3:00 to 7:00 PM and Wednesday from 9:00 AM until service time at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to New Horizon Fellowship Church, The Potter's Wheel or Southern Care Hospice. Condolences may be made online at