Lawrence E. Welsher died on July 22, 2013 by his own hand because he was diagnosed with ALS last year and didn't want to be crippled by it any more than what he was. Larry was born to Joseph Star Welsher and Louise (Anderson) Welsher in 1940 in Milwaukee, WI. He was predeceased by both parents and older brother, Ronald. Louise and the boys moved to Des Moines, IA in 1949. Larry attended public schools, graduating from East High School in 1959 with honors in mechanical and industrial arts. He had various jobs in Des Moines before becoming a City Firefighter. He moved to Maine in 1971.
He is survived by his wife Marsha, of 33 years; his children: Michael and his wife Lisa of South Freeport; Stephanie Noroozy and her partner Daniel Miles of Uppsala, Sweden; Abbe and her husband Scott Mitchell of Kansas City; and five granddaughters: Amanda and Alyssa Mitchell; Zoe and Layla Noroozy; and Lily Welsher.
A private burial will be in the South Freeport Cemetery. A celebration of his life will be held at the Welsher's home, 22 Park Street, South Freeport, ME on Saturday, July 27, 2013.
Larry was an active Atheist, so save your prayers. In lieu of flowers please donate to MPBN in his name or yours.
Published in Des Moines Register on July 25, 2013