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Lawrence White

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Lawrence White, age 86, of Fonda, passed away peacefully Thursday, Dec. 23, 2010 at the Fonda Nursing & Rehab Center.

Funeral mass was held Monday, Dec. 27, 2010 at Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church in Fonda. Burial was in the Mount Zion Cemetery in Fonda. The Mahaney Funeral Home in Fonda was in charge of the arrangements. Those wishing to send on-line condolences may do so via: www.fratzkejensen.com.

Lawrence John White was born Sept. 10, 1924 in Varina, to Louis and Mary Lillian White. He was raised and attended schools in Fonda. From 1938 to 1940, during summer months he rode and trained horses.

In October of 1942, Lawrence worked at a shipyard in Richmond, Calif. until May of 1943. He was in Whitehorse, Canada in 1943, where he worked for the Army Post Engineer. In 1944, he worked for Lytel & Guen at the airport in Fairbanks, Alaska. He, then, hired up with the Navy to go to Hawaii until June 1946. Then to Guam with Army Post Engineer until August of 1947, when he returned to Fonda. There he worked for Merle Rubendall and Roy Stauter, as an auto mechanic.

On June 21, 1948, Lawrence married Teresa Montandon. They moved to Lake City in 1951, where he worked for McConkey Motors. Returning to Fonda in July of 1953, Lawrence was an agent for DX for 24 years and in 1977, went independent.

In 1987, Lawrence sold his business to Farm Service. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus. He enjoyed riding and training horses and spending time with his family playing cards. His grandchildren and great grandchildren were the light of his life.

Lawrence was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Vincent; and sisters: Mary Brown and Louise Girard.

Those left to cherish his memory include his wife of 62 years, Teresa White of Fonda; three daughters: Pauline (Mike) Kramer of Cherokee; Adele (Mike) Moralez of Raleigh, N.C.; Teresa White of Phoenix, Ariz.; four sons: David (Sue) White of Eagle Grove; Tom White of Albuquerque, N.M.; Mark (Vicki) White of Cherokee; John (Kim) White of Albuquerque, N.M.; one sister: Julia Adams of Storm Lake; two brothers: Louis White of Des Moines, and Father Paul White of Omaha, Neb.; 15 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; extended family and a host of friends.