Obit: Lawrence, Roy Edwin (1883 - 1963)


Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon



Surnames: Lawrence, Smithers, Huntley, Chase, Karlen, Jacobson, Vandeberg, Hudak, Benedict, Pinkerton, 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, Roy Edwin (6 January 1883 - 3 September 1963)


Funeral services for Roy Edwin Lawrence, 80, of Rt. 1 Neillsville, were held Saturday afternoon from the York Center Methodist Church.  Mr. Lawrence died September 3, in a Missoula, Mont., hospital of injuries sustained in a car accident on Labor Day.  The Rev. Paul Doering of Loyal officiated and burial was made in the York Center Cemetery.  Funeral arrangements were made by the Georgas Funeral Home.


Pallbearers were Nathan Vandeberg, Donald G. Karlen, Royal F. Karlen, Lawrence H. Karlen, Merlin Jacobson and Walter Hudak. 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.


Mr. Lawrence was born January 6, 1883 in the Town of York.  He was the son of Horace A. and Edna Mae (Smithers) Lawrence.  He attended rural schools in York and also attended Cook Electrical School.  After graduation he did electrical work and farmed in the Town of York.  He was married February 16, 1905, to Sadie Huntley in Neillsville. She died in 1945.


He retired and went to Seattle, Wash., where he was married.  Following his marriage he and his wife went to Portland, Ore., where they lived until her death in 1958.  In 1960, Mr. Lawrence returned to Clark County and had made his home with his daughter, Mrs. Roy Chase, in the Town of York.


Mr. Lawrence is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Herman (Agnes) Karlen of Monticello, Mrs. Francis (Leta) Jacobson of Pittsville, Mrs. Roy (Della) Chase of Neillsville, and Mrs. Lawrence (Vivian) Vandeberg of Marshfield.  Other survivors are a twin sister, Mrs. Harmon (Floy) Huntley of Neillsville; two brothers, Orin Lawrence of Neillsville and Earl Lawrence of Missoula, Mont.; 11 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death one day earlier by his brother Harry Horace Lawrence, result of the same car accident.


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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