Lawrence Arrett, 82, Northwood, Iowa

Published 12:00 am Friday, June 7, 2002

Lawrence Arrett, age 82, of Northwood, Iowa, died Wednesday, June 5, 2002, at the Mercy Medical Center-North Iowa.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Northwood United Methodist Church, 1000 First Ave. N., Northwood, Iowa, with the Rev. Richard Jensen officiating. Burial will take place at the State Line Cemetery, Northwood, Iowa. Visitation will be 5-7:30 p.m. on Friday at the Schroeder & Sites Funeral Home, Highway 65 South, Northwood, Iowa.

Lawrence was born March 29, 1920, in Freeborn County to William and Ethel (Cunningham) Arrett. He attended rural schools in Freeborn County. He was united in marriage to Evalyn Barber on Nov. 1, 1940. They farmed in Minnesota and Iowa. He worked briefly at Wilson Packing Plant in Albert Lea. He was a member of the Northwood United Methodist Church and Eagles Club in Minnesota. He loved farm life and enjoyed horses, attending fairs, traveling, fishing and camping. He was a caring, devoted husband, father and grandfather. He never met a stranger &045; they all were friends. He will be missed by all who loved and knew him.

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He was preceded in death by his parents; grandparents; two infant brothers; grandson, Todd Hove; and four brothers-in-law.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Evalyn of Northwood; son, Robert and wife Joan of Northwood: daughter, Karen Hove and husband Chuck of Northwood; son, Donald and wife Debby of Gordonsville; daughter, Lois Patterson and husband Richard of Northwood; son, James of Kansas City, Mo.; grandchildren: Mark Hove, Teresa Stehn, Sandy Arrett, Mary Branstad, Darci Sanderson, Kim Soost, Julie Chrs, Robyn Wilder, Valerie Patterson, Michael Arrett and Lisa Arrett; step grandson, Chad Patrick; great- grandchildren: Matthew Sandberg, Nicholas Hove, Danielle Taylor Joshua Walker, Michael Walker, Jamee Hove, Rachel Taylor, Derek Sanderson, Nathan Wilder, A. J. Branstad, and April Soost; step granddaughters: Brianna Sanderson and Nicole Sanderson; two step great-grandchildren: Jonah and Caleb Patrick; sisters: Jurene Johnson, Marjorie Barber, Mae Reichow, Kathy Olson, Lib Maternowski and Marlene Brown; and one brother, Jerry Arrett.