LaVere “Fuzz” Watson, 93, of Mt. Morris, died on Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019 at KSB Hospital, Dixon.
LaVere was born on Aug. 29, 1925 to William and Eva (Newcomer) Watson in Forreston.
He graduated from Mt. Morris High School in the Class of 1942.
LaVere served in the U.S. Army and was a proud World War II veteran. LaVere married Mary Jane Carlson on July 31, 1955 in Grand Detour.
He was a farmer for most of his life and was a welder for Etnyre and Woods in Oregon for many years.
LaVere was an avid fisherman who was always willing and enjoyed teaching others the joy of fishing.
He was an honest and just man who believed in the power of prayer and the grace of God.
LaVere is survived by his wife, Mary Jane Watson; son, James (Peggy) Watson, of Mt. Morris; 8 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson.
LaVere is predeceased by his parents, one sister, and son, John.
No services are planned at this time. Cremation rites have been accorded with Finch Funeral Home, 405 E. Hitt St., Mt. Morris.