LaVaine A. Logan, age 84, died peacefully on Nov. 30, 2017, surrounded by family at Fairfield Care.
He was born in Circle, on March 2, 1933, to LaVerne and Virginia (Pardis) Logan. He was the oldest of three kids. He graduated from Circle High School and in 1951, married his high school sweetheart Arlene (Visser) Logan. They were blessed with four children. He started his sales career selling and repairing IH cream separators and refrigerators at the age of 12. He started selling the “red stuff” (IH) and never moved to the “green” (JD) pasture.
In 1973 he moved his family to Moscow, Idaho, to continue selling IH there. After two years they moved to Othello, Washington, for the same reason, and then finally to Fairfield, Washington, in 1978, where they settled. He and Arlene built a home together in Fairfield, where they could enjoy the beauty of the Palouse and of Mica Peak. There they hosted many happy family gatherings over the years.
He always joked he would retire when wheat was $10 and at age 75, when wheat hit $10 he decided to retire. He enjoyed the lake cabin and fishing at Coeur d’Alene Lake with his friends and family. He and Arlene played cards together almost every night. They especially enjoyed pinochle although he lost almost every game. LaVaine will be remembered for his contagious smile and big laugh, that he was always quick to make a good joke, and that he never wavered in his principles. He was a devoted husband, a warm-hearted and gregarious friend, and a supporter and role model for his family.
He was preceded in death by his parents LaVerne and Virginia and his oldest daughter Linda, and extended family Gary and Dale Bond. He is survived by his wife of 66 years Arlene Logan, daughters Joan (Lonnie) Pawlowski, Jackie (David) Schillinger, son Jerry (Judy) Logan, six grandchildren, eight great- grandchildren, sister Lorraine (Milton) Koppenhofer, and brother Lee Logan.
At his request no local service will be held. A private service will be held in Brockway Montana with family at a later date. In Lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Fairfield Care, 503 S Hilltop Lane, Fairfield, WA 99012.