Obit: Lawrence, Harry Horace (1889 - 1963)


Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon



Surnames: Lawrence, Smithers, Free, Richardson, Buddenhagen, Huntley, Doering, Jacobi, Eckes, Keuer, Elmhorst, Langfeldt, Laabs, Hoesly, Marvin, Manthe, Zimmendorf, Vanderhoof, Bymers, Shade, Seidelman, Spuhler, Walter, Schmidt, DuBrava, Young, Braun, Henricks, Bandelow, Bodem, Bushnell, Will, Rowe, Page, Jaukowski, Murphy, Thomsen, Billingmaier, Egger, Edens


----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI.) September 12, 1963


Lawrence, Harry Horace (17 March 1889 - 2 September 1963)


Funeral services for Harry Horace Lawrence, 74, of 1103 E. Blodgett Street, Marshfield, were held Saturday afternoon from the York Center Methodist Church. Mr. Lawrence was killed Labor Day in a car accident near Missoula, Mont. The Rev. Paul Doering of Loyal officiated and burial was made in the York Center Cemetery.


Pallbearers were Walter Richardson, Frank E. Richardson, Ray Lawrence, Eldon Lawrence, Byrl Buddenhagen and Donald Free. Nyle Benedict, accompanied by Mrs. Donald Pinkerton, sang two hymns, "Beyond the Sunset" and "In the Garden," at the double service for the Lawrence brothers.


Harry Horace Lawrence was born March 17, 1889, in the Town of York and was the son of the late Horace and Edna Mae (Smithers) Lawrence.  He attended Town of York schools and after finishing school left for the stern states where he worked.  He returned to the Town of York and on March 9, 1910, he was married to Lucy Free in Neillsville. She died in 1960.


He retired from farming in 1936 and from then until 1939 worked as a car salesman and later worked at the Roddis plant in Marshfield.  He retired from active work in 1955.


Mr. Lawrence is survived by two sons, Gilbert of Granton, and Byrl of Marshfield; and two daughters, Mrs. Walter (Velda) Richardson of Madison, and Mrs. Lee (Vera) Buddenhagen of Neillsville.  Other survivors are a sister, Mrs. Harmon (Floy) Huntley of Neillsville; and two brothers, Orin of Neillsville, and Earl of Missoula, Mont; 12 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.  A brother Roy Lawrence died result of the same car accident.


Funeral arrangements were made by the Georgas Funeral Home.


People from away attending the double funeral service for the Lawrence brothers were:  Mr. and Mrs. Byrl Lawrence, Mr. and Mrs. Alden Lawrence, Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Vandeberg, Miss Marie Vandeberg, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Jacobi, Mr. and Mrs. James Eckes, Mr. and Mrs. Donald Keuer, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Elmhorst, Mr. and Mrs. Guy Langfeldt, Mr. and Mrs. Marlyn Laabs, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Hoesly, Mr. and Mrs. William Marvin, Mr. and Mrs. V. Manthe, all of Marshfield.


Those from Pittsville were: Mr. and Mrs. Francis Jacobson, Harry Jacobson and Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Zimmendorf.

From Spencer were: Mrs. Lydia Vanderhoof, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Bymers and Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Shade.  From Wisconsin Rapids relatives were: Mr. and Mrs. Nathan Vandeberg, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Hudak, Mr. and Mrs. Merlin Jacobson and sons.


Mr. and Mrs. William Seidelman, Mrs. Moron Spuhler, Mr. and Mrs. LaVern Spuhler, Mr. and Mrs. Louis Walter, Mrs. Henry Schmidt, Mr. and Mrs. Larry DuBrava, Mr. and Mrs. Rollie Benedict, Mr. and Mrs. Nyle Benedict, and Mr. and Mrs. Paul Young, all of Loyal.


Catherine Braun of Eau Claire; Byrl Buddenhagen of Lake Geneva; Mr. and Mrs. H. L. Vandeberg of Neenah; Mr. and Mrs. Almond Vandeberg of Prescott; Mrs. Catherine Henricks of Milwaukee; and Mr. and Mrs. Leland Bandelow of Menomonie. From Monticello were: Mr. and Mrs. Herman Karlen, Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Karlen, Mr. and Mrs. Stillman Huntley and Lawrence Huntley.


From Madison: Miss Sharon Vandeberg, Donald Karlen, Denis Bodem, Miss Beverly Jacobson, Miss Patricia Richardson, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Richardson, Sr., Craig and Ned Richardson; Mr. and Mrs. Merle Bushnell, Duane and Bryan Bushnell, Mrs. Donald Will, and Mr. and Mrs. Byrl Rowe of Owen.


Mrs. Lottie Page and Mrs. Grace Jaukowski of Stanley; Mrs. Harold Murphy of Black River Falls; Miss Eileen Vandeberg of Rockford, Ill.; Miss Marie Richardson of Minneapolis, Minn.; Frank Richardson of Florida; Mr. and Mrs. Walter Richardson, Jr., of Ft. Sheridan, Ill.; R. J. Thomsen of Merrillan; Mrs. Lawrence Billingmaier and Mr. and Mrs. Royal Karlen of Argyle; Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Egger of Oshkosh; Mr. and Mrs. John Vandeberg of Beaver Dam; and Mr. and Mrs. William Edens of Harvard, Ill.



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