Larry E. Lawson, 66, of Lake Mills, died peacefully, Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at his home under hospice care surrounded by his family.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 A.M. Monday, April 23, 2018 at the First Baptist Church, 18508 East HWY 9, Forest City, IA 50436 with Pastor Eric Weaver officiating.
Visitation will be held 4:00 – 7:00 P.M. Sunday, April 22, 2018 at Cataldo Schott Funeral Home, 505 North Clark St. Forest City, Iowa 50436 and will also continue one hour prior to services at the church on Monday.
Interment will be in Madison Township Cemetery in Forest City.
Memorial contributions may be directed to the Larry Lawson memorial fund in care of the family.
Larry Eugene Lawson died peacefully Wednesday April 18th at his home under hospice care surrounded by his family. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife, Yvonne, of 21 years and his two sons and three daughters. He had an exceptionally close relationship with his four brothers and sister and he will be missed by all those who knew and loved him.
Larry was born on June 2, 1951, in Mason City, IA to Lawrence and Jeanette (Schutter) Lawson. He retired from Holcim in 1995 after 20+ years of service. He then worked for Farmers COOP in Forest City until 2013 and continued to be active working side jobs doing construction. He and Yvonne enjoyed wintering in Alamo, Texas. He had a huge heart and could never say no to lending a helping hand. He loved holidays, hosting barbeques and sharing a beer with friends.
Larry is survived by his wife, Yvonne of Lake Mills, IA, children Stacy Smith (Brian Olson) of Des Moines; John Lawson of Buffalo Center; Melinda (Kevin)Pederson of Forest City and Bill (Kari) Pate of Manly. Fifteen grandchildren and a great granddaughter; siblings Joe (Lanelle) Lawson of Lake Mills; Shirley (Doug) Hillman of Gordonsville, Mn; David Lawson of Armstrong, Mn; Mark (Sonja) Lawson of Plymouth; Gary Lawson of Albert Lea, Mn, and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, an infant sister, Patricia Lawson, and two sister-in-laws, Debbie Lawson and Rachel Lawson.
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