Eldon George Lawrence, age 81, of New Richmond, WI passed away peacefully on Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at the Deerfield Arbor Hall Assisted Living, New Richmond, WI. Eldon was born in Sheridan, WI to parents, Lyle and Faye. He grew up on a farm in Ridgeland, WI. He married his wife, Marlis Scheel on January 17, 1953 in Dallas, WI. After graduating from high school, Eldon worked for 7UP bottling company. Later in life, Eldon started and owned Lawrence Pest Control.
When not working as a small business owner, Eldon’s passion included watching the Green Bay Packers and Milwaukee Brewers with his children. He was a hard-working man but always happy and friendly, greeting everyone with a smile.
Eldon is survived by his children, Brad (Jean) Lawrence, Lonnie Lawrence, and Janelle (Rod) Forrest; grandchildren, Lindsy (Andrew) Lauzon, James (Katie) Lawrence, Kristin (Bobby) Rodgers, Kevin (Andrea) Forrest, and Aaron (Amy) Forrest; great-grandchildren, Caiden Lawrence, Tyler and Hunter Rodgers, Colin, Ben, Elliot, Ashley, and Nick Forrest; great-great-grandchild, Maverick; brother, Donnie Lawrence; and many other relatives and friends.
He is preceded in death by his wife, Marlis; parents, Lyle and Faye; and sister, Betty Mickelson.
Celebration of Life was held Sunday, December 3rd, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. at Living Word Chapel (2746 State Road 64, Forest, WI) with visitation one hour prior to the service. Interment was Monday, December 4th, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. in Zion Lutheran Cemetery in Sheridan, WI. Arrangements are with Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services Beebe Chapel of New Richmond, WI.
Eldie was our exterminator and we just adored him! He was super sweet, kind and always helpful in making my family and feel more comfortable in our home. I was just talking about Elide with my extended family on Thanksgiving. He had helped some of them with their pest concerns and spoke so highly of his professionalism.
My condolences to the Lawrence family. And may many happy memories of Eldon be with you. But when sadness comes, may these loving promises from Jehovah God help you to endure. “Do not be anxious….but in everything by prayer and supplication along with thanksgiving, let your petitions be made known to God; and the peace of God that surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and your mental powers by means of Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:6-7; Isaiah 25:8 NWT.