Obit: Boxrucker, Lawrence A. #2 (1917 - 1941)

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Surnames: Boxrucker, Franklin, Pueschner, Langteau

----Source: Marshfield News Herald (Marshfield, Wood County, Wis.) Saturday, 30 Aug. 2008

Boxrucker, Lawrence A. (10 Nov. 1917 - 7 Dec. 1941)

DORCHESTER Lawrence A. Boxrucker, formerly of Dorchester, died Dec. 7, 1941, in a Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. His repatriated remains will be finally be laid to rest with full military honors at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 6, 2008, in the Dorchester Memorial Cemetery. The Rev. Benjamin Franklin will conduct the committal services Saturday at the cemetery.

Lawrence was born Nov. 10, 1917, in the town of Little Black in Taylor County to John and Mary (Pueschner) Boxrucker. He attended Liberty country school in the town of Little Black until the eighth grade. After that, Lawrence worked at various farms in the area. Later, he worked for the Civilian Conservation Corps at Jump River and Rhinelander. Lawrence and his twin brother, Louis, headed west to Oregon in order to find work. No work was to be found, so they traveled to San Francisco, where Lawrence and his brother joined the U.S. Navy in 1940. Lawrence and his brother were assigned to different positions in the Navy. Lawrence was stationed on the USS Oklahoma as a Fireman Second Class. The USS Oklahoma was part of the U.S. Pacific Fleet based at Pearl Harbor on the island of Oahu, Territory of Hawaii. On Dec. 7, 1941, a fleet of Japanese carriers launched an air strike against the Pacific Fleet. Lawrence, along with 428 other sailors on board the USS Oklahoma, died that day.

Lawrence is survived by two brothers, Louis (Hilda) Boxrucker of Dorchester and Arthur (Celine) Boxrucker of Prairie du Chien. He is furthered survived by many nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends. Lawrence's parents and his sister, Helen Langteau, are deceased.

Local veterans organizations wishing to attend the committal services at Dorchester Memorial Cemetery and pay their respects to their fallen comrade should contact Ken Patterson of the Boxrucker-Berry American Legion Post No. 519 of Stetsonville for further information.

Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home of Abbotsford is assisting the family with arrangements.

----Source: Marshfield News Herald (Marshfield, Wood County, Wis.) Friday, 5 Sept. 2008

DORCHESTER Lawrence A. Boxrucker, formerly of Dorchester, died Dec. 7, 1941, in a Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. His repatriated remains will be finally be laid to rest with full military honors at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 6, 2008, in the Dorchester Memorial Cemetery. The Rev. Benjamin Franklin will conduct the committal services at the cemetery.

Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home of Abbotsford is assisting the family with arrangements.

 

 


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