Larry L. Lawalin, age 80 passed away peacefully on Thursday evening, April 17, 2014 at his residence in Brown County. His family will always remember his show of strength and love right up until his last days and that he was a hardworking, strong, loving and gentle man who loved his family.
By his side was his loving wife of 60 years, Rosemary "Rosie" (Mustard) Lawalin, whom he married on January 3, 1954 in Indianapolis. Also by his side, were their children: Dana L. (husband, John) West of Whiteland and Brian L. (wife, Tina) Lawalin of Indianapolis. Larry will be remembered by his grandchildren: Alexa & Zane West both of Whiteland and Jamie Rainwater & Daven Lawalin both of Trafalgar; sisters: Nancy Branesky of Indianapolis & Karen Riley of Avon; one uncle: Don Lawalin of Rome, GA; and several nieces and nephews.
Larry is preceded in death by a son, Bruce C. Lawalin on June 5, 2007.?
He was born in Tell City on July 15, 1933 to his parents, the late Harold L. and Betty (Pflumm) Lawalin. Larry was a 1952 graduate of George Washington High School in Indianapolis and went on to serve with the 88th Combat Engineers of the United States Army during the Korean War from 1953 to 1955.
He retired in 1988 as a Foreman in Skill Trades from General Motors Truck and Bus Plant in Indianapolis after 35 years of service. Larry was a 45 year member of the Morgantown United Methodist Church, where he served as a Trustee for 25 years. He was also a 50 year member of the Masonic Lodge #669 in Indianapolis, Murat Shrine and Scottish Rite.
Larry always made the most of his free time both before and after retirement. He enjoyed riding his motorcycle, coaching little league baseball & football in Brown County, and traveling in his motorhome with his wife. Larry loved the outdoors by fishing, hunting and riding atv's. He and his wife were their grandchildren's biggest fansand theyattended hundreds of their sporting events. Larry also enjoyed flying with friends in their airplanes and watching the Military Channel on television.
The Rev. Doug Bohall will conduct a funeral service at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday at Meredith-Clark Funeral Home Cremation & Personalization Center, 179 E. Mulberry Street in Morgantown. Visitation for family and friends will be on Monday from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be at East Hill Cemetery with Military Graveside Rites presented by the Brown County Honor Guard.
Memorial contributions may be sent in honor of Larry to the Morgantown United Methodist Church "Trustee's Fund" PO Box 226, Morgantown, IN 46160.
Expressions of caring and kindness can be sent to the Lawalin family at www.meredith-clark.com . Information: (812) 597-4670