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Dean Lawrence

March 13, 2021

Dean A Lawrence, age 88, of Norwalk, passed away Saturday, March 13, 2021, at Norwalk Memorial Home surrounded by his family.

He was born April 30, 1932, to the late Clifford and Mosetta Lawrence in Norwalk. He was a full-time farmer until the late 70’s when he went to work for the John Deere dealership as a parts man where he worked for 45 years. He was an avid woodworker, conservationist, and model train enthusiast. He was a lifelong member of the First Presbyterian Church, a member of the Masonic Lodge Masons for over 50 years, and Eastern Stars. He was one of the original volunteers for Back to the Wild, Wildlife Rehabilitation Center.

He is survived by his children, Carolyn (Roscoe) Loose of Republic; grandchildren, Scott (Heather) Andres, Kaylee (Dale Garman) Lawrence, and Tara (Matt) Kluding; five great-grandchildren; and nieces.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Virginia Lawrence in 2012; son, Richard Lawrence in 2017, and daughter, Ruth Ann in 1992.

Friends may call Tuesday, March 16, 2021, from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at Evans Funeral Home, 314 E. Main Street, Norwalk OH, 44857. A private funeral service will be held with Pastor James Hodsen officiating. Burial will follow in Hester Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Back to the Wild, 4504 Bardshar Road, Castalia, 44824.

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Dean A Lawrence, age 88, of Norwalk, passed away Saturday, March 13, 2021, at Norwalk Memorial Home surrounded by his family.

He was born April 30, 1932, to the late Clifford and Mosetta Lawrence in Norwalk. He was a full-time farmer until the late 70’s when he went to work for the John Deere dealership as a parts man where he worked for 45 years. He was an avid woodworker, conservationist, and model train enthusiast. He was a lifelong member of the First Presbyterian Church, a member of the Masonic Lodge Masons for over 50 years, and Eastern Stars. He was one of the original volunteers for Back to the Wild, Wildlife Rehabilitation Center.

He is survived by his children, Carolyn (Roscoe) Loose of Republic; grandchildren, Scott (Heather) Andres, Kaylee (Dale Garman) Lawrence, and Tara (Matt) Kluding; five great-grandchildren; and nieces.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Virginia Lawrence in 2012; son, Richard Lawrence in 2017, and daughter, Ruth Ann in 1992.

Friends may call Tuesday, March 16, 2021, from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at Evans Funeral Home, 314 E. Main Street, Norwalk OH, 44857. A private funeral service will be held with Pastor James Hodsen officiating. Burial will follow in Hester Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Back to the Wild, 4504 Bardshar Road, Castalia, 44824.

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Steve Hester

Bradenton, FL, United States
March 15, 2021

Carolyn,
I'm very sorry to hear about the passing of your dad, Dean. I knew him and your mom pretty well when we were kids and always thought he was a pretty good guy. He had always treated me well. My dad grew up with him and had told me some interesting stories through the years about things that they did when they were kids too.
I hope your pleasant memories of times spent with him, combined with the knowledge he is now in a better place, will help assuage your grief over his loss.