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James D. Lawrence

July 8, 1953 May 13, 2019
James D. Lawrence
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Obituary for James D. Lawrence

James D. Lawrence, age 65 of the Town of Harrison, passed away on Monday, May 13, 2019, at his home. He was born on July 8, 1953, in Detroit, Michigan to Robert and Betty (Stockwell) Lawrence.

Jim grew up in Novi, Michigan and moved to Rhinelander in 1968. He married Joanne Wismeth on July 21, 1984, and they renewed their vows on their 25th anniversary in 2009. Jim will be remembered as a loving husband, father, granddad, and best friend.

Jim is survived by his wife, Joanne Lawrence of Harrison; three children, Melissa Lawrence (Richard LaCrosse) of Rhinelander, Michelle (Richard) Zimmerman of Minocqua, and Josh Nolin of Kentucky; eight grandchildren, James, Hudson, Colton, Beau, Bennette, Cadance, Cynthia, and Torrence, and by his very best friend of nearly 50 years, Rick Stich.

He was preceded in death by his father, Robert and a son, Jim.

A celebration of Jim’s life will take place from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. on Sunday, May 19, 2019, at Barry’s Town and Country in Harrison. Carlson Funeral Home (715-369-1414 / is assisting with arrangements.


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