Lawrence Lurz - September 07, 2011
Lawrence William Lurz, 79, of Beemer, died Saturday, Sept. 3, 2011 at Pender Community Hospital. Services were Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2011, at the United Methodist Church in Beemer. Rev. Scott Evans officiated. Graveside services with military honors were at Harmony Cemetery north of Valentine.
Memorials may be made to Wimmer Rehabilitation Center at St. Francis Memorial Hospital in West Point or Lung Research.
Lawrence was born April 23, 1932, in Mission, S.D., to Eustis and Inez (Brown) Lurz and grew up North of Crookston and attended Lutheran School in Minnesota. Lawrence graduated valedictorian of Crookston High School in 1950.
Lawrence is survived by his wife, Arline of Beemer; sons, Darrell (Marta) of Valentine, and Dan of Beemer; daughters, Susan Neal (Lewis Herbaugh) of Thedford, Sandy Doyle of Seward, Kelly Mahler of Omaha and Kristy (Joe) Davis of San Antonio, Texas; 13 grandchildren; brothers, LeRoy, Leonard, Raymond and David Lurz; sisters, Delores Hamling, Annie, Louise McClean and Dorothy Gallino.
Stokely Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.