Annette LaVier obituary

contact: Jeanne Baron
| WMU News

Annette LaVier, a former University Libraries staff member at Western Michigan University, died April 8. She was 80.

LaVier came to WMU and University Libraries in 1964 and rose to utilization coordinator in the Media Services unit. She left in 1990 after nearly 27 years of service to the University.

During her tenure, LaVier was able to get to know many of the libraries' student employees as well as to talk to college students on a daily basis. This made her work enjoyable and kept her young at heart.

Prior to joining WMU's staff, LaVier worked at what was then the Upjohn pharmaceutical company. She was a Kalamazoo native who graduated from WMU's State High School in 1955 and attended college at the University for a time.


Services have taken place.


The family obituary and guestbook are available at

Memorial gifts may be made to Hospice Care of Southwest Michigan.