Lawrence J. Tomporowski(1924 - 2013)

Lawrence J. Tomporowski, 88

Waite Park

March 25, 1924 ~ Jan. 28, 2013

Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m. on Thursday, January 31, 2013 at St. Anthony's Catholic Church in St. Cloud for Lawrence Tomporowski, age 88, of Waite Park, who passed away January 28, 2013 at his home. Burial will take place in Assumption Cemetery with full military honors. Visitation will be one hour prior to services at the church on Thursday.

Lawrence was born March 25, 1924, in Morrill, Minnesota to Paul and Vina (Krawiecki) Tomporowski. He graduated from Foley High School and joined the Navy in 1943. He served during World War II on the USS Markab in the Pacific Theater. He was awarded the American Campaign Medal, Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal, Navy Occupation Medal and the WWII Victory Medal.

On October 14, 1946, Larry married Ida Mae Pueringer, who passed away on July 30, 1981.

Larry graduated from Drew Business College and was employed as a bookkeeper for the Rice Creamery until 1955. He then managed the Land O Lakes Tee Pee Dairy in St. Cloud until 1974 and continued with Land O Lakes Bridgeman Stores in Minneapolis until his retirement in 1983.

On August 16, 2002, Larry married Delores Kiffmeyer.

Larry was a member of St. Anthony's Church, a member of St. Cloud Eagles Aerie 622, VFW Post 428 and Rifle Squad and American Legion Post 428 and Honor Guard.

He loved baseball and played for Foley, St. Stephens and Opole. He also managed Little League in Rice. He enjoyed spending time with friends and family playing golf, fishing, hunting, playing cards and traveling. He was delighted to take his Motor Home on vacations throughout the United States.

He is survived by his wife, Delores of Waite Park; children, Roxanne (Leroy) Tresco of Rice, Laurel (Frank) Klein of St. Cloud, Terrence (Jody) Tomporowski of Sauk Rapids, Sue Tomporowski of St. Cloud, Roger Tomporowski of Sauk Rapids and Carol (Jim) Buchholz of Champlin; stepchildren, Ronald, Jeffrey and Laura Kiffmeyer; 15 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; 7 step-grandchildren; and brother, Sylvester Tomporowski.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Ida Mae; brother, Daniel; sister, Lucille; and son, Wayne.

Memorials are preferred to the .


Published in the St. Cloud Times on Jan. 29, 2013