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Wade H. Lawrence

Died: Friday, November 28, 2008
Age: 83
Wade H. Lawrence, 83, of Applegate, died on Friday, November 28, 2008.

Wade was born on October 11, 1925 in Redford. He was the son of Wade Hampton Lawrence, Sr. and Maude Helen Lawrence, Sr. He grew up in Imlay City and attended Imlay City High School. He lived in Imlay City for 19 years until 1965 when he moved to Lathrup Village and then Lexington.

He married Amelia Ruth Maki on April 26, 1946 in Imlay City.

Wade was an electrical and plumbing contractor in Imlay City for many years before moving to the Detroit Area where he retired from the IBEW Local #58. He served in the U.S. Marine Corp. during World War II in the Pacific and was awarded the Bronze Star. He was a long time member of the Applegate United Methodist Church.

Wade is survived by his beloved wife, Millie (Maki) Lawrence of Lexington; sons, Rev. Wade “Bill’’ (Ann) Lawrence of Pittsburgh, PA and Lee (Diane) Lawrence of Sequim, WA.; daughter, Sally (Maynard) Engle of New York City; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; sister, Ann King of Burridge, IL.; and several nieces and nephews.

The Lawrence family would like to acknowledge the loyal friendship of Harold and Dorothy Schonfeld and Glenn and Patty Olds.

He was preceded in death by his father, Wade H. Lawrence, Sr.; his mother, Maude (Lawrence) Grettenberger; his stepfather, R.A. Grettenberger; an infant son, Craig; and brother-in-law, Richard King.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. today (Wed., Dec. 3) at Muir Brothers Funeral Home in Imlay City. Pastor William Lawrence of Christ Episcopal Church in Pittsburgh, PA will officiate. Burial will follow at Imlay Township Cemetery.

Memorials to the Applegate United Methodist Church.
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