Lawrence A. "Larry" Laugesen, age 89, of Lancaster, passed away on Saturday, April 18, 2020, at Orchard Manor Nursing Home. He was born on March 30, 1931, near Burton, the son of Gordon and Grace (Hurst) Laugesen. On September 13, 1952, Larry married Eileen Buss in Pine City, MN. Larry worked at the Nash Plant in Kenosha as a crane operator. When they moved back to Potosi, he worked at Dubuque Packing Company. Larry later worked as a custodian and grounds keeper for the Grant County Fairgrounds. He also worked as a bus driver for the Lancaster School District for many years and served on the Lancaster Volunteer Fire Department. Larry loved fishing, woodworking, and other odd jobs. He will be greatly missed.
Survivors include his loving wife of 67 years, Eileen; son, Tim (Janet) of Galesburg, IL; daughter, Susan Johnson of Lancaster; two sisters: Lois Wood of Cassville and Lucille Laugesen of Fort Collins, CO; 5 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, Larry was preceded in death by his four siblings: Willis, Dale, Loraine, and Eugene.
A Celebration of Life and Fireman's Service will be held on Sunday, September 13, 2020, at 1:00 p.m. at Hillside Cemetery in Lancaster, with Pastor David Froemming officiating. Those in attendance are asked to bring a chair, an umbrella and adhere to social distancing. Martin Schwartz Funeral Home & Crematory in Lancaster is entrusted with his care.