Obit: Schlais, Lawrence L. Jr. (1927 - 2017)

Transcriber: Robert Lipprandt 

Surnames: Busche, Griepentrog, Knorr, Kobs, Korth, Krueger, Pagel, Schlais, Schwoch, Short, Wedeman, Zielke

----Source: The Hemer Funeral Home (Medford & Rib Lake, WI) 2/22/2017

Schlais, Lawrence L. Jr. (8 MAR 1927 - 21 FEB 2017)

Lawrence L. Schlais Jr. 89, of W3064 County Road C, Medford, passed away on Tuesday, February 21 at Golden Living-Continental Manor Nursing Home, Abbotsford where he had resided for the past 4 months.

The funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM Saturday, February 25 at Immanuel Ev. Lutheran Church, Medford where there will also be military rites performed by the Medford Area Military Honors Team, with Rev. James Krueger officiating. Interment will be at Medford Evergreen Cemetery II.

Pallbearers will be his grandchildren, Jacob, Adam and Luke Korth, Lee Schlais, Tyler Griepentrog and Eric Zielke.

Visitation will be at Immanuel Ev. Lutheran Church, Medford from 9 AM until the time of services at 11 AM on Saturday, February 25.

Lawrence was born on March 8, 1927, at home in the Town of Bern, Marathon County, to Lawrence L. and Ella Elizabeth (Busche) Schlais, Sr. He attended Gad Elementary School and was a graduate of Medford High School.

On June 10, 1950, at Immanuel Ev. Lutheran Church, Medford, he was married to Betty J. Knorr. She preceded him in death January 5, 2009.

After his education, he entered the US Army and was a veteran of WW II. After the service, he farmed in the Townships of Browning & Deer Creek for many years until retirement. He enjoyed farming, dancing, polka music, gardening, hunting and fishing. Lawrence was a member of Immanuel Ev. Lutheran Church, Medford, Life Member of the Stetsonville American Legion and the North American Hunting Club.

He is survived by his children, Peggy (Darrell) Korth of Fort Atkinson, Larry (Wenda Schwoch) of Minneapolis, Lenard (Pat Short) and Donna (Darwin) Zielke both of Medford, Irene (Greg) Griepentrog of Marshfield; 11 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren.

Lawrence is also survived by siblings, Harold Schlais, Abbotsford, Galen (Grace) Schlais of Medford, Marvel Jean (Merlin) Kobs of Spencer; Sisters-in-law: Jenny Knorr of Marion, North Carolina and Margaret Schlais of Wausau.

He is predeceased by his wife, Betty J. (Knorr); his parents, Lawrence L. and Ella Elizabeth (Busche) Schlais, Sr.; siblings Glen & Patricia Schlais; Brothers/Sisters-in-law: Jeanette (Bud) Wedeman, Grace (Herme) Pagel, Roy (Cordy) Knorr and Reuben Knorr.

With Lawrence being a farmer who loved to watch things grow, please plant a tree in his honor in lieu of flowers.

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