Obit: Lawrence, Earl (1884 - 1963)


Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon



Surnames: Lawrence, Smithers, Piccinini, Richardson, Jacobi, Vandeberg, Laabs, Jacobson, Pinkerton, DuBrava, Benedict, Bushnell, Holt, Doering


----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI.) October 3, 1963


Lawrence, Earl (21 June 1884 - 23 September 1963)


Funeral services were held from the York Center Methodist Church Monday afternoon for Earl Lawrence, 79, former Town of York resident who died September 23, 1963, in a Missoula, Mont., hospital.  He had been ill for some time.  The Rev. Paul Doering of Loyal was in charge of the service, and burial was made in the Town of York Cemetery.


Mr. Lawrence was the third member of his family to die in September. Two brothers, Horace and Roy died as results of an automobile accident near Missoula, Mont., on Labor Day.


Mr. Lawrence was born June 21, 1884, in Clark County and was a son of the late Horace A. and Edna Mae (Smithers) Lawrence.  He attended rural school and left (some lines are missing here, including surviving members of his family).


Pallbearers were: Lawrence Vandeberg, Byrl Lawrence, Roy Chase, Francis Jacobson, Walter Richardson and Gilbert Lawrence.


Nyle Benedict sang "Beautiful Isle of Somewhere" and "Jesus Savior Pilot Me," accompanied by Mrs. Donald Pinkerton.


People from out of town attending the service included: Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Piccinini of Missoula, Mont.; Mr. and Mrs. Walter Richardson of Madison; Mr. and Mrs. Byrl Lawrence, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Jacobi, Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Vandeberg, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Lawrence and Mrs. Marlyn Laabs, all of Marshfield; Francis Jacobson and Harry Jacobson, both of Pittsville; Mrs. Donald Pinkerton of Wisconsin Rapids; Mrs. Larry DuBrava, Mr. and Mrs. Nyle Benedict and Mrs. Rollie Benedict, all of Loyal; Mr. and Mrs. Merle Bushnell of Owen; and Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Holt and Donald of Greenwood.



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