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Frank Lawrence

April 19, 1937 ~ February 7, 2020 (age 82)

Obituary

Frank Lawrence, 82, of Honey Brook, PA, formerly of Detroit Lakes, MN passed away on Friday, February 7, 2020, surrounded by his family with the assistance of Hospice.

Frank was born on April 19, 1937 in West Chester, PA to Joseph and Gertrude (Holston) Lawrence. In Frank’s early 20’s he met the love of his Life Louise Ellen Dodd. He followed Louise to Minnesota and the two married and raised six children together.  The couple later divorced and continued to remain close friends until Louise passed away.  Frank worked at Chevy Garage and Gabors Trucking before starting his own business, Frank Lawrence Salvage around 1976. 

Frank was a devoted Jehovah Witness who loved his church ministry.  He remained dedicated to his community, friends and family throughout his life.  He loved gardening, riding his four-wheeler, watching Nascar, and drinking Pepsi.  There was nothing other than a John Deere and his #1 Chevy!  Frank loved to play jokes and was a very lighthearted person who never spoke a bad word about anyone. Frank was kind to everyone he met.

He is survived by his three daughters Carolyn (Charles) Meeks, Wendy (Robert) Wallace, and Vickie (Jeremiah) Rudolph; five sisters Dorothy Hartz, Margaret Welsh, Shirley Dollinger, Helen Hilton, and Terry Ersland; 16 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.

Frank is preceded in death by his parents; son Franklin Joseph Lawrence III; daughters Michelle Lawrence and Mary Jean Meeks; brother James Lawrence; grandson Patrick J. Klemm.

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Services

Visitation
Wednesday
February 19, 2020

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
David-Donehower Funeral Home
609 US Hwy 10 East
Detroit Lakes, MN 56501

Celebration of Life
Wednesday
February 19, 2020

6:00 PM
David-Donehower Funeral Home
609 US Hwy 10 East
Detroit Lakes, MN 56501

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