Wayne Delmar Lawrence passed away on Monday, May 23rd at the age of 85 at Mapleton Community Home. Funeral services will be Friday May 27, 11am at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Blue Earth with Rev. Matthew Lorfeld officiating. Visitation will be Thursday from 4-6pm at Patton Funeral Home and again one hour before the service. Burial will be at Riverside Cemetery in Blue Earth. Online condolences and live streaming of the service are at www.pattonfh.com
Wayne was born to Sophia (Humburg) and Delmar Lawrence on February 8, 1937 and grew up southwest of Blue Earth. He graduated from Blue Earth High School in 1955. He was in the U.S. Army from 1957 until 1958 and then began to farm in 1958.
In 1964 he married Donna Kramersmeier of Ledyard, IA. They had three children, Delmar, Rhonda and Jason.
Wayne loved farming and retired in 2002 but continued to work on the farm. Wayne and Donna enjoyed many fishing trips to northern Minnesota. He would tell his kids, he always got the big one, even if he didn’t.
He is survived by his wife Donna, children, Rhonda (Eric) Payne and Jason (Rene' Arends). Grandchildren, Danielle (Paul) Sonnek, Jacob Black, Alonzo Payne, Amanda Payne, Andrea Lawrence and Nicholas Lawrence. Great Grandchildren, Emmett and Hunter. Sisters, Joyce (Arlyn) Hubbard and Barbara (JR) Hanson. Sister-in-law DeEtta Klatt.
Wayne was preceded in death by his parents, Sophia and Delmar, son Delmar, brother-in-law Richard Klatt, Donna’s parents, Arthur and Mildred Kramersmeier.