|Donald R. Lawrence, 94, of Wesley Village, Macomb, IL, died Wednesday, November 10, 2010 at McDonough District Hospital, Macomb, IL.
He was born on February 7, 1916, near Mt. Pleasant, Iowa, the son of Mark and Mildred (Montgomery) Lawrence. He was a graduate of Monmouth College, having attended on a football scholarship. He married Mary Young of Roseville on August 30, 1939 at the Monmouth College president's home. He was a farmer near Mt. Pleasant, Iowa for 30 years while raising and sending five children to college. In 1970 they moved to the Young farm near Roseville. He enjoyed watching sports, collecting coins, following the grain markets, and sharing fun with his family at the Lawrence family reunions.
He is survived by his wife; two sons, Rob of rural Avon, Illinois and Ron of Danville, California; three daughters, Vicki Williams of Denton, Texas, Jann Pollard of Charlotte, North Carolina and Lucinda Hart of Champaign, Illinois; 15 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren; and one sister, Ruth Caris. Don was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Vivian Barron.
Visitation will be held 11:00am to 12:00pm on Saturday, November 13, 2010 at Corman Memorial Home, Roseville. Graveside services and burial will follow at 12:30 at the Roseville Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Roseville Fire, Roseville Ambulance Service, Monmouth College, and Wesley Village. Please sign the online Guestbook at www.cormanmh.com.