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Larry L. Lawalin
Larry L. Lawalin, 80, passed away peacefully Thursday, April 17, 2014, at his residence in Brown County.
His family will always remember his show of strength and love right up until his last days and that he was a hardworking, strong, loving and gentle man who loved his family.
By his side was his loving wife of 60 years, Rosemary “Rosie” (Mustard) Lawalin, whom he married on Jan. 3, 1954, in Indianapolis. Also by his side were their children, Dana L. (husband, John) West of Whiteland and Brian L. (wife, Tina) Lawalin of Indianapolis.
Larry will be remembered by his grandchildren, Alexa and Zane West, both of Whiteland, and Jamie Rainwater and Daven Lawalin, both of Trafalgar; sisters, Nancy Branesky of Indianapolis and Karen Riley of Avon; one uncle, Don Lawalin of Rome, Ga.; and several nieces and nephews.
He was born in Tell City on July 15, 1933, to his parents, the late Harold L. and Betty (Pflumm) Lawalin.
Larry was a 1952 graduate of George Washington High School in Indianapolis and went on to serve as a specialist 3 with the 88th Combat Engineers of the U.S. Army during the Korean War from 1953 to 1955.
He retired in 1988 as a foreman in skilled trades from General Motors Truck and Bus Division in Indianapolis after 35 years of service.
Larry was a 45-year member of Morgantown United Methodist Church, where he served as a trustee for 25 years. He was also a 50-year member of Masonic Lodge No. 669 in Indianapolis, Murat Shrine and Scottish Rite.
Larry always made the most of his free time both before and after retirement. He enjoyed riding his motorcycle, coaching Little League baseball and football in Brown County and traveling in his motor home with his wife.
Larry loved the outdoors by fishing, hunting and riding ATVs. He and his wife were their grandchildren’s biggest fans and attended hundreds of their sporting events. Larry also enjoyed flying with friends in their airplanes and watching the Military Channel on television.
The Rev. Doug Bohall will conduct a funeral service at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Meredith-Clark
Funeral Home, Cremation and Personalization Center, 179 E. Mulberry St. in Morgantown. Visitation for family and friends will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Burial will be at East Hill Cemetery in Morgantown, with military graveside rites presented by the Brown County Honor Guard.
Memorial contributions may be sent in honor of Larry to the Morgantown United Methodist Church Trustees’ Fund, P.O. Box 226, Morgantown, IN 46160.
Expressions of caring and kindness can be sent to the Lawalin family at www.meredith-clark.com.
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