Lawrence Harper, 77, of Millstadt, Ill., born Dec. 16, 1938, in East St. Louis, Ill., died Tuesday, March 1, 2016, in Millstadt, Ill..
Opa loved his family, restoring Model A's, and tinkering; but family was first and most important. His grandsons were his pride and joy.
He was a loving husband, dad, opa, uncle, great-uncle, and friend.
Lawrence was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas and Amanda, nee Beasix, Harper.
Surviving are his loving wife, Sieglinde, nee Kreuzer, Harper; daughters, Sylvia (Scott) Martin, and Kathy Bailey; son, Lawrence Thomas Harper; grandchildren, Christopher Buesking, Jonathan Martin, Taylor Martin, Michael Power, Kristin Masson, Phillip Masson, and Melissa Masson; and many great-grandchildren.
Memorials in Lawrence's name may be made to Unity Hospice. Online condolences may be expressed at www.valhallagardensandfuneralhome.com
Visitation: Friends may visit from noon to 2 p.m. Friday, March 4, 2016, at Valhalla Gaerdner Holten Funeral Home, 3412 Frank Scott Parkway West, Belleville, Ill.
Funeral: Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, March 4, 2016, at Valhalla Gardens of Memory, Belleville, Ill.
VALHALLA GAERDNER HOLTEN FUNERAL HOME, Belleville, Ill.
Published in Belleville News-Democrat on Mar. 3, 2016