David Laurin Laveck

April 15, 1946June 25, 2019

David Laurin Laveck, 73, of Tinley Park, IL and recent resident of Ashland, VA passed away on June 25, 2019 at VCU Medical Center in Richmond, VA.

He was born in Ashtabula, OH on April 15, 1946 to Joseph and Rene (Larson) Laveck. He graduated from Harbor High School in Ashtabula, OH and Kent State University in Kent, OH. Dave was united in marriage to Brenda Hendrickson on December 28, 1974 at First Lutheran Church in Buhl, MN.

He taught History and Government at Edgewood Senior High School in North Kingsville, OH and was the Regional Director of the Saint Lawrence Seaway during the Reagan Administration. Dave retired from Law Enforcement after serving with departments in Elwood, IL and Orland Hills, IL.

He was a member of St. George Catholic Church in Tinley Park, IL. Dave was the Master of Oak Forest Lodge #832 AF & AM in Oak Forest, IL. He was also a past master of Triune Lodge #44 AF & AM and Palace Lodge #765 AF & AM in Lansing, IL. He was an avid amateur ham radio operator for many years and spoke with friends around the world. Dave was a friend to many and was well loved by his close friends. Most of all, Dave enjoyed spending time with his family-especially his grandchildren who knew him as their “pups.”

He is survived by his wife, Brenda L. of Ashland, VA; daughters, Lori H. Jadin (Jason), of Manhattan, IL and Lisa M. Oetken (Kyle) of Ashland, VA; five grandchildren, Ashleigh L. Jadin, Avery L. Jadin, Greyson M. Jadin, Dylan J. Oetken, and Ella R. Oetken; and his brother, Peter J. Laveck Sr. of Ashtabula, OH.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph E. B. Laveck and Rene V. Laveck of Ashtabula, OH and his parents-in-law, Oliver R. Hendrickson and Helen A. Hendrickson of Kinney, MN; and his faithful dog, Ernie. He will be missed by all those who knew and loved him.

Visitation with the family present will be on Sunday, June 30 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM at Oak Forest Masonic Lodge, 15470 S. Oak Park Ave, Oak Forest, IL. A Masonic service will begin at 4:00 PM. A memorial mass will be conducted at St George Catholic Church, 6707 175th St, Tinley Park, IL on Monday, July 1 at 10:00 AM.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the 100 Club of Chicago ( or the American Cancer Society (


  • Visitation Sunday, June 30, 2019
  • Masonic Service Sunday, June 30, 2019
  • Memorial Mass Monday, July 1, 2019


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Tom and Ann Goebel

July 4, 2019

Though we shared a brief acquaintance with Dave as Ashland, VA neighbors-to-be, we had highest regard for him from first handshake. His warm and cordial nature put us at ease and made us feel we'd already met. We mourn Dave's passing and send our heartfelt sympathy to his family and friends.

Ms. Williams

June 30, 2019

To the family:

To The family my sincere sympathy . May 2 Cor 1:3,4 be of comfort to you and your family “The Father of tender mercies and the God of all comfort who comfort us during our trials”.

Deanna Miller

June 29, 2019

Mr. Laveck was my favorite teacher at Edgewood. He made Government exciting and was always quick to tell a great story. He left a permanent impression on my life and I will never forget his kindness, intelligence and the fact that he loved Dolly Parton. Rest in peace. Prayers and condolences for his family and friends.

Mike and Agnes Saunders

June 29, 2019

Dear Brenda and Family,

We were extremely saddened to here about Dave’s passing.
Dave was a very gentle, kind and caring man. He will also be remembered as an individual who proudly served his community and country selflessly and with honor. Each of us our better people for knowing him and following through in our lives by his example of integrity and always having a kindhearted disposition towards others. He will truly be missed!
God Bless you and all of your family.

Carol Zakula

June 28, 2019

I met David for the first time at Brenda's All-Class Reunion in Buhl, MN last summer. Far from the unwilling spouse at a Reunion, he was soulful and entertaining and had engaging observations and contributions to every conversation he was a part of. An unforgettable man, even to someone who barely knew him. May God bring peace to you, Brenda and the whole family, as the pain one day at a time slowly becomes bearable, and this life change leads, despite all, to many more heart-warming moments--albeit with a difference.

Robert Feit

June 28, 2019

I did not know Dave very well, rather thru his good friend Larry Emsweller, to whom he always praised - as was due. He was kind of heart, and always there to find the goodness in peoples' souls and promote the same; a bedrock. I am sure he will be missed.

Jim & Judie MacRae

June 28, 2019

R.I.P. friend, brother and former neighbor. Our deepest sympathies to Brenda, Lori and Lisa.

Eric and Doris Quiring

June 27, 2019

Dear Brenda and family
It is with heavy hearts that we learned of Dave's passing.
We had the privilege of getting to know Dave on the Ham Radio.
We so very much enjoyed the many conversations that we had with him. He will be missed but not forgotten. May God comfort you in you grief and give you strength for the coming days.
Eric (VE5HG) and Doris(VE5DJQ) Quiring, Saskatoon, Sask.

Larry Emsweller

June 27, 2019

Where to begin? Dave and I were best friends - through thick and thin. When the chips were down, we could count on one other. From business accomplishments, that at the time were considered ground breaking, to all kinds of unique pursuits like fountain pen shows, ham radio, and steam whistle blows - we did it all & had a great time. We were both local small town boys just trying to make it in the Big City, and that we did.
He attended my daddy’s funeral , as I did his . We had many talks about Jesus, and both placed our trust in Him. I’m glad his suffering is over & he is having a glorious time with his mommy & daddy in heaven. Dave, I miss you. Absolutely confident we’ll meet again. So Mote It Be.

Rhonda Silvieus Wright

June 27, 2019

I am so saddened to hear this. Your Dad was a great teacher. I will remember him dearly....he was a good policeman too....he could have busted us a few times and let us go with a warning....wont go into the was the 70's....I messaged him years ago and he messaged me back...was a good man....I lost my Dad a couple months ago. My Dad was my happiness and i'm lost...but, I know one day I will see him again....take care...and hugs to all