Lawrence Leonard Lawman -- Rochester
ROCHESTER -- The funeral for Lawrence Leonard Lawman will be at noon Tuesday at Mount Olive Lutheran Church in Rochester with the Rev. Peter Nycklemoe officiating. Burial will be in Grandview Memorial Gardens with military honors by the Rochester American Legion Post No. 92.
Mr. Lawman, 72, of 2511 62nd St. N.W., a retired IBM employee, died Friday (April 19, 2002) at his home. He had been ill with multiple myeloma for 11⁄2; years.
He was born April 17, 1930, in Minneapolis. He graduated from Edison High School in Minneapolis and Brown Institute, and was inducted into the Edison Hall of Fame. From 1951 to 1953 he served in the Navy. On July 2, 1954, he married Dolores Irene Triemert in St. Paul. Mr. Lawman was employed by Sooline Railroad for 14 years and retired from IBM after 28 years. He played for the Rochester Mustangs for many years, and in 1958 played for the U.S. National hockey team. He is in the Minnesota Hockey Hall of Fame. He was a member of Mount Olive Lutheran Church and the Rochester Wood Carvers Club. He was an avid softball player and enjoyed golfing, woodworking and fishing.
Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Lori (Lee) Schoenrock of Dodge Center, and Debi (Dave) Hodenfield of Rochester; a son, Rodney (Julie) of Rochester; 10 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; two brothers, Gordon (Ruth) and Melwin (Joyce), both of Minneapolis; and a sister, Thelma (Earl) Johnson of Minneapolis. A brother preceded him in death.
Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday at Vine Funeral Home in Rochester and an hour before the service Tuesday at the church.
Memorials are suggested to Mount Olive Lutheran Church Building Fund or American Cancer Society Multiple Myeloma Research.