Ed LeFevre graduated from Millikin University in 1957 with a B.S. in Accounting. Ed is from New Jersery and came to Millikin because of the outstanding reputation of its accounting program. Upon graduation Ed joined Gauger and Diehl in Peoria, IL. He obtained his CPA in 1960 and became a partner in 1969. Shortly thereafter, Gauger and Diehl merged with KPMG. Ed took early retirement in 1985 and joined Lutheran Brotherhood, a financial institution. He obtained his CFP and was with them until 2005. Lutheran Brotherhood merged with Aid Association for Lutherans and became Thrivent Financial prior to his retirement.
Ed served on many church boards and was treasurer of the Central Illinois District of the Lutheran Church. He has been active in Kiwanis for 50 years, including serving as President and Treasurer. He has also served on the boards of Bethesda Lutheran Home and Lutheran Hillside Village of Peoria. He is currently serving as Volunteer Escort at Unity Point Health Methodist.