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Obituary: Betty J. Lawrence

Dec 09, 2015 05:49PM ● Published by Jim

Betty J. Lawrence

Betty J. Lawrence, age 77, of Beaver Dam, died Saturday, December 5, 2015 at Beaver Dam Community Hospital.

A memorial gathering for Betty will be held on Wednesday, December 16, 2015 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.  A memorial service will follow at the funeral home on Wednesday beginning at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Mark Wenzel officiating. 

Betty was born on November 12, 1938 in Mississippi to the late Albert and Pearl (Garrett) Jackson.  On December 4, 1955, she was united in marriage with Durwood Lawrence in New Albany, Mississippi.  Together they delivered several newspaper routes in Beaver Dam for the Wisconsin State Journal and later the Beaver Dam Daily Citizen.  Durwood preceded Betty in death on May 24, 2014.  Betty loved animals, especially her pet dog Saddie, and she faithfully filled the many bird feeders she had outside her home.  She was a member of Peace Lutheran Church in Beaver Dam.

Survivors include three children, Rose Lawrence of Fond du Lac, Wanda (Robert) Lauer of Beaver Dam, and Steve Lawrence of Stanley; six grandchildren, Christopher Garcia, Miguel (Melissa) Garcia, Stephanie (Matthew) Bedker, Kurt (Tracy) Van Loo, Eric Van Loo, and Katie (Christopher) Baumgart; twelve great grandchildren, Austin, Nolan, Isabel, Gabrielle, Isiah, Avery Rose Elizabeth, Dakota, Saphyre, Keira, Karson, Sawyer, and Dawson; other relatives and friends.  Betty was preceded in death by her parents and her husband.

The Koepsell-Murray Funeral Home in Beaver Dam is caring for the family. To leave online condolences, or for directions and other information, please visit our website at www.KoepsellFH.com

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