Obituary for Brian L Lawalin

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Brian L Lawalin

November 12, 1958 - May 22, 2015

Brian L. Lawalin, age 56, passed away all too soon on Friday evening, May 22, 2015 at St. Francis Hospital South in Indianapolis. He was a resident of Indianapolis and a former resident of Princes Lakes.

Brian was born in Indianapolis on November 12, 1958, to his parents Larry L. and Rosemary "Rosie" (Mustard) Lawalin. He was a 1977 graduate of Brown County High School and attended the University of Indianapolis. He married Tina (Burris) Foster-Lawalin on May 8, 2010 at the Morgantown United Methodist Church. She lovingly survives.

Brian retired in 2015 as a Heat Treat Controlman for Allison Transmissions in Speedway after 38 years of service. He was a member of the UAW Local 933 in Indianapolis and the Morgantown United Methodist Church. Brian will be remembered as a workaholic and who was known for his ability to use his hands and tools to build anything. He enjoyed working on old cars and motorcycles, fishing and hunting on the family farm. During his teenage years, Brian played the drums in the high school band and was a member of the Brown County 4-H Club.

He is survived by his mother, Rosie Lawalin of Brown County; sister: Dana (John) West of Whiteland; children: Daven Lawalin and Jamie Rainwater both of Trafalgar; stepchildren: Josh and David Foster both of Indianapolis; niece: Alexa West of Whiteland and a nephew: Zane West of Whiteland.

Brian was preceded in death by his father: Larry L. Lawalin on April 17, 2014 and a brother: Bruce C. Lawalin on June 5, 2007.

The Rev. Jill Howard will conduct a funeral service at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday at Meredith-Clark Funeral Home Cremation & Personalization Center, 179 E. Mulberry Street in Morgantown. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home. Burial will be at East Hill Cemetery in Morgantown.

Memorial contributions may be sent in honor of Brian to the Morgantown United Methodist Church: Trustee's Fund" PO Box 226, Morgantown, IN 46160.

Condolences may be sent to the Lawalin family at

Information: (812) 597-4670


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Born: November 12, 1958
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David Martin posted on 1/1/00

May The Lord Bless and Comfort each of you, as I pray He guides and directs you through the days ahead and always. In Jesus Name, Amen. David Martin


Melanie Dallas-Coady posted on 1/1/00

Rosie we will keep you in our prayers. God Bless you. Tim and Melanie Coady Joey and Amy Dallas


Cindy Smith posted on 1/1/00

I graduated high school with Bruce and was friends with Brian. I actually had a huge crush on Brian my sophomore & junior years. I don't know if he knew about the crush, but he was always kind to me...which meant a lot to a high school girl. He was such a fun, sweet guy. I never saw him after he graduated, but I will always have fond memories of our fun times in the halls at school and at the county fair. My thoughts are with you all...he has been taken way too soon. God Bless and keep you.