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Sandusky, OH 44870
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Donald G. Lawrence

Donald G. Lawrence, 80, residing in Sandusky, passed away Saturday, May 3, 2014 at Firelands Regional Medical Center after a short illness.

Don was born on February 13, 1934 in West Newton, PA to the late George Lawrence and Kathryn (Wolfbrandt) Lawrence Leaser.

Don was a 1952 graduate from Sandusky High School. He was a Veteran of the US Air Force who proudly served his country actively from 1953 to 1957 and was inactive from 1957 to 1961. He had previously been employed for Central Exterminating and Coca-Cola. He retired from Norfolk and Southern Railroad in Bellevue, Ohio in 1989. Don was a member of American Legion, NRA and BLE. In his spare time, he enjoyed collecting anything and everything, particularly vehicles and Coca-Cola memorabilia.

Don is survived by his wife, Lois Ann (Gunnoe) Lawrence, whom he married on January 18, 1980. He is also survived by his daughter, Deborah Failor of Greenville, SC; son, David A. Lawrence of Sandusky; step-son, Joe (Toni) Hess of Sandusky; grandchildren, Chad, Danny and Amanda Lawrence, Christine (Roy) Moses, Jessica and Nicole Hess; four great-grandchildren; sister, Sue Crandall of Sandusky; former wife, Sara Garlock of Sandusky; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives; and many close friends.

In addition to his father passing in 1936 and his mother's passing in 1988, Don was preceded in death by his step-father, Bernell "Jack" Leaser in 1986; brother, James Plasman; and sister, Dorothy Flanagan.

Friends may call on Thursday, May 8, 2014 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Groff Funeral Homes & Crematory, 1607 E. Perkins Ave, Sandusky. Friends may also visit Friday, May 9, 2014 at 10:00 am until the time of funeral services at 11:00 am in the funeral home with Pastor Mel Sayler presiding. Burial will follow in Meadow Green Memorial Park, Huron.

Those wishing to contribute to Don's memory may do so to Back to the Wild P.O. Box 423 Castalia, OH 44824.

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