Lawrence White, 86, Albert Lea

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Funeral services for Lawrence A. White, age 86, of rural Albert Lea, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 16, at First Lutheran Church. The Rev. Daniel Baker will officiate. Interment will be in Bear Lake Lutheran Cemetery. Military honors will be accorded by area servicemen’s organizations. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. today, Aug. 15, at Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home, and one hour prior to the service at the church.

Lawrence died on Sunday, Aug. 13, 2006, at St. John’s Lutheran Home.

Lawrence A. White was born on Dec. 12, 1919, in Nunda Township of Freeborn County, the son of Allan and Emma (Bast) White. He has been a lifelong resident of Freeborn County and graduated from Emmons High School in 1938. On Nov. 22, 1941, Lawrence was united in marriage to Joy M. Hall at the First Lutheran Church in Albert Lea. Following their marriage, Lawrence entered the Army and served in the infantry from 1942 &045; 1945. He was in Normandy and the Battle of the Bulge. After his discharge from the service, Lawrence returned home and went to work for Wilson’s, where he worked for 42 years. He also farmed. He was a member of First Lutheran Church, a life member of the American Legion and the VFW, and was also a member of the DAV. Lawrence enjoyed playing baseball, hunting, fishing, gardening and cooking.

Survivors include his wife, Joy; sons, Larry and his wife, JoAnn White of Ft. Collins, Colo., and Robert and his wife Miriam White of Albert Lea; grandchildren: Racquel, Eric, Michelle, Noah, Autumn, and Dustin; and great-grandchildren, Mason and Lilianna.

Lawrence was preceded in death by his parents, his son, David Paul in 1950, five sisters, and two brothers.