Larry K. Lawrence, 68, of Hayward, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012, after a 28-year battle with Multiple Sclerosis.
Larry was born Sept. 24, 1944, in Green Bay, to Kenneth and Iola (Gauthier) Lawrence. He graduated from DePere High School in 1963. He served in the U.S. Air Force as a radar repairman. Larry worked as a lineman for Wisconsin Public Service for 25 years.
In 1970, Larry married the love of his life, Karen Pansier in DePere.
Larry loved his family, hunting and the outdoors spending his summers driving the ski boat for his children and family friends. He spent many hours at the shooting range and taught Wisconsin DNR Hunter Safety for several years.
He is survived by his wife, Karen; four children, Cherie (Brett) Morgan, Jody (Phil) Kempe, Andrea (Jon) Wheeler, and Tony (Laura) Lawrence; grandchildren Jackson, Keily, Jocelyn, Elizabeth, James and Julianna; his mother, Iola; sisters Mary (Glenn) Verhagen, Sandy (Jim Waldo) Kust; brother Gary (Theresa) Lawrence; uncles Charles Lawrence, and Andrew Lawrence; his mother-in-law, Marie Pansier; Karen’s four sisters and two brothers; and many nieces and nephews.
Larry was preceded in death by his father, Kenneth; father-in-law James, brother-in-law David Guns; and nephew Kyle Leiterman.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the National MS Society at http://www.nationalmssociety.org and S.C.O.P.E – Sawyer County Outdoor Projects and Education.
Karen and her children would like to express a special thank you to the staff of Water’s Edge Care Center, Hayward Area Memorial Hospital and Dr. Harry Malcolm for their caring and compassion.
A memorial Mass was held Saturday, Nov. 10, 11 a.m., at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Hayward.
The Very Rev. Philip Juza officiated.
Visitation was held from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service at the church.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Anderson-Nathan-Koerpel & Cremation Services of Hayward.
Online condolences may be shared at www.andersonnathan.com.