John W. LaShay

John W. LaShay, age 69, of Fond du Lac, died Monday, October 26, 2020, at Grancare Nursing Home. He was born on June 14, 1951, in Fond du Lac, the son of Arthur LaShay Sr. and Violet (Marsh) Briesmeister. On June 14, 1975, John married Nyla Sturtz in Fond du Lac. John worked at Sadoff Iron and Metal Company for a few years. He enjoyed deer hunting and devoted his life to helping others.

Survivors include his wife Nyla; his children, Jeremy LaShay, Christina Kugler, and Lisa LaShay; five grandchildren; three sisters, Cathy Tomkin, Patricia Schilling, Tammy Briesmeister; one brother, Jack Briesmeister; and other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; one daughter, Becky LaShay; one sister, Sherry Galonski; one brother, Art LaShay Jr.

A celebration of life service will take place at a later date. Cremation has taken place.

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