Richard Edward LeFevre, 63, Jamestown, ND died Tuesday evening, November 16, 2021 near Jamestown as a result of an automobile accident.
Richard was born November 23, 1957 at Jamestown, ND, the son Charles Robert LeFevre and Elaine Marie Paiement. He received his elementary education at St. John’s Academy and graduated from the Jamestown High School in in 1976. He entered the United States Navy served on the USS Guadalcanal in Norfolk, VA from September of 1977 to November of 1980 as a computer operator and data processing supervisor. He then served at the Alternate Nation Military Command Center in Ft. Ritchie, Maryland until November of 1984. He was a computer operator and manager of the computer operating department. Following his discharge from the Navy in 1984 he returned to Jamestown to work in the family business, Century Brand Steele Building, in the account and warehouse divisions.
He and Donna Lauinger were married December 2, 1989 in Jamestown, ND. They made their home in Jamestown where he continued his education at NDSU in Accounting and Business Administration, he graduated in February of 1992. He worked for various temp and on-call accounting positions in Bismarck, Minneapolis and St. Paul, MN. In 1995 he began his most joyous and rewarding vocation in life, being a stay-at-home dad to raise his two daughters. In 2006 he started working for Walmart in Jamestown. His goal was to reach his 15-year anniversary at Wal-Mart, which he did 4 days prior to his death.
He was a member of the Basilica of St. James in Jamestown, ND and Knights of Columbus.
Surviving is his wife Donna, Jamestown, ND; 2 daughters, Maria (Andrew) Benson, Jamestown, ND; Mara LeFevre, Fargo, ND; grandson, Jakob Benson; a pending granddaughter; 4 brothers and 3 sisters, Robert Daniel LeFevre, Jamestown, Barbara (Douglas) Whittemore, Beaverton, OR, Christopher LeFevre, Billings, MT, Jay (Roxanne) LeFevre, Billings, MT, Jeff (Barb) LeFevre, Billings, MT, Debbie (Gary) Harstad, Absarokee, MT, and Jennifer (James) Drew, Jamestown, ND; 2 sisters-in-law, Emily LeFevre and Janice (Rune) Lauinger-Hanson; 1 aunt, Betty Griffin Parsons; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and 2 brothers Mark and Tom
Mass of Christian Burial will be at 1:00 PM Saturday November 20, 2021 in the Basilica of St. James in Jamestown, ND with Father Neil Pfeifer, presiding.
Interment - Calvary Cemetery, Jamestown, ND.
Visitation - 1-7 Friday at the funeral home
Vigil Service - 7:00 PM Friday at the funeral home
Arrangements - Haut Funeral Home and Celebration of Life Center in Jamestown, ND.
In Lieu of Flowers the family requests donations to St. John’s Academy in Jamestown.