Glen L. ‘Jerry’ Lawrence

Glen L. ‘Jerry’ Lawrence

Glen L. “Jerry” Lawrence of Otsego, Michigan passed away Sunday, July 17, 2011, in Plainwell. Mr. Lawrence was born October 26, 1918 in Earlville, Iowa to James and Bessie (Powell) Lawrence. As a young man Glen served his country in the U.S. Army in the Pacific Theater. Following his time in the service he worked as a Heavy Equipment Operator for the City of Otsego for a short time before he began working for Menasha, retiring after more than 30 years of employment. Glen enjoyed tinkering as a mechanic, fishing, camping and music; he played the guitar, violin, organ, banjo, mandolin and the harmonica. He was a member of the Otsego V.F.W. Post #3030 and of the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Otsego.

Glen is survived by his children, David Lawrence of Jackson, Michael (Cindy) Lawrence of Mancelona, Sheri (Ron) McDaniel of Otsego, Marilyne (Brian) Johnson of Otsego, Tim Lawrence of Portage, Steve (Betty) Lawrence of Kalamazoo; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews; and by a special extended family member, Frank (Carol) Clark. He was preceded in death by his daughters, Sandra K. Clark and Sheryl Ann Lawrence; siblings Ed, Walter, Eva, Elaine, Maudine and Betty.

Friends may meet with his family Friday, from 12 noon until 1pm at Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego, where services will be held at 1:00 P.M. Elder John Lanphear officiating. Burial will follow at Mountain Home Cemetery, Otsego with military honors by VFW Post #3030 and by the Michigan National Guard.

Contributions in memory of Glen made be made to the Seventh Day Adventist Church of Otsego.

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  1. Christie Kozminske says:


    I’m so sorry to hear about the loss of you father. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Sincere condolences,

  2. Cheryl, Terry Troy & Sarah Pickett says:

    We are so sorry for your loss. Glen was such a sweetie. He dated my husband Terry’s mother Rose Pickett for years. Glen became a part of our family for a number of years. We will miss him so much.

    The Pickett Family

  3. Connie Halvorsen says:

    Glen sure will be missed in our little Otsego SDA Church! We loved hearing him play the harmonica, sharing his military stories, and all of the motorcycles he had over the years. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this time.

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