Lawrence Willey

September 15, 1926 ~ February 28, 2018 (age 91)

Lawrence Willey, 91 of Anamosa, formerly of Wyoming passed away Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at the Anamosa Care Center.

A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, March 3, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at Zion American Lutheran Church in Wyoming. A visitation will be held from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. at Zion American Lutheran Church before the service. Burial will be held at the Wyoming Cemetery. Lahey and Dawson Funeral Services will be assisting the family at this time.

Lawrence was born on September 15, 1926 in Jackson County, Iowa to Frank and Sophia (Weidemann) Willey. He attended Calamus High School. He married Alberta Schmidt on June 23, 1948 at Zion American Lutheran Church in Wyoming in a double wedding with Alberta’s sister Lorraine (Donald) Leinen. He worked as a farmer, mechanic and mowed Little Bear Country Club for 12 years.

He was a member of the Zion American Lutheran Church in Wyoming. He was on the Midland School Board and Little Bear Country Club. He loved golfing and dancing with his wife. He also enjoyed traveling and spending time with his family.

Those left to cherish his memories are his wife Alberta, three children; Linda (Daryl) Moenk of Troy Mills, Mark (RoAnne) Willey of Center Junction, Jan (Jan Hendersen) Willey of Indianpolis, IN, 8 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren, 5 sisters-in-law; Verna Parham, Marilyn Schmidt, Jean Schmidt, Nadine Willey and Lola Severin.

He is preceded in death by his parents and five brothers.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be left to Zion American Lutheran Church in his honor. The family would like to give a special thanks to both Pinicon Place and Anamosa Care Center for their great care of Lawrence.

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