Obit: Lawrence, Orin W. (1880 - 1969)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Lawrence, Smithers, Downey, Williams, Finder, Jakobi, Huntley, Smith, Stolt, Langfeldt, Jacobi, Vandeberg, Karlen, Castner, Walter, Free, Benedict, Mortimer, Hales, Richmond, Trogner, Kanzanbach, Ferrington, Holmes

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI) 05/29/1969

Lawrence, Orin W. (29 August 1880 - 23 May 1969)

Orin W. Lawrence, 88, died at Memorial Home, Friday, May 23. Funeral services were held from the Georgas Funeral Home Monday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Lee Holmes, retired Methodist minister of Marshfield officiating.

Mr. Lawrence was born August 19, 1880, to Horace and Edna (Smithers) Lawrence, in the York Center area, where he received his education. On November 27, 1907, he was married to Nettie Downey in Beaver Dam. They moved to Minnesota and engaged in farming for 15 years, then returned to York and farmed until the death of Mrs. Lawrence in November, 1942. Following this, he made his home with his children until a year ago, when he entered Memorial home due to failing health.

Mr. Lawrence is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Melford (Ina) Williams and Mrs. Olive Finder, both of Neillsville, and Mrs. Walter (Fannie) Jakobi of Marshfield; a sister, Mrs. Harmon (Floy) Huntley of Owen; 11 grandchildren and 31 great-grandchildren.

Burial was made in the York Center Cemetery.

Pallbearers were: Lester Finder, Larry Jacobi, Orin Williams, Chester Williams, Herbert Smith and Herbert Stolt.

Those attending from out-of-town, included: Mr. and Mrs. Chester Williams and family, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Williams and family, and Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Smith and family, all of Milwaukee; Mr. and Mrs. Herbert and family of Rockford, Ill.; Mr. and Mrs. G. Langfeldt, Mr. and Mrs. Larry Jacobi, Alden Lawrence, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Jacobi, Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Vandeberg and daughter, all of Marshfield; Mr. and Mrs. Herman Karlen of Monticello; Mrs. Martha Castner, Mr. and Mrs. Louie Walter, Mr. and Mrs. Herb Free, Mr. and Mrs. Rollie Benedict, and Mr. and Mrs. Ray Mortimer, all of loyal; Mr. and Mrs. George Hales and Mrs. Jessie Richmond and Denny of Granton; Mrs. John Trogner and family of Stoughton; Mrs. Orvilla Kanzanbach of Waupun; and Mrs. and Mrs. Delbert Ferrington of Cambria.



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