Lavern W. Lawrence, age 85, passed away Thursday, November 28, 2013. He was born July 13, 1928 in a log cabin near La Farge, WI to Eara and Ethel (Wilson) Lawrence. Lavern was united in marriage with his loving wife Thea A. Fosdal Lawrence on December 5, 1948, who was still by his side when he passed on.

Always an avid outdoorsman, Lavern enjoyed hunting, fishing, picking morel mushrooms, digging ginseng and trapping. He was a life member of the Wisconsin Trappers Association.

A loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather, Lavern is survived by his wife of nearly 65 years Thea (Fosdal) Lawrence

SIx children: Susan (Jerry) Walcott, Lon (Mary) Lawrence, Julie Marshall, Kevin L. Lawrence, Brian (Hiedi) Lawrence, Deanna McCarthy. Seven grandchildren, and four great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM on Tuesday, December 3, 2013 at the SELAND HUSTON FUNERAL HOME, 203 North State Street in La Farge.

Burial will be in the Bear Creek Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home on Tuesday from 11:00 AM until the time of the service at 1:00 PM. The Pratt Funeral and Cremation Service is assisting the Lawrence family.

Online condolences may be made at prattfuneralservice.com