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Lawrence Robert Sumner

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Sumner, Lawrence Robert “Bob”; age 92; of St. Louis, MI; passed away Tuesday, July 22, 2014; at his home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Patrick Ryan Church, (4708 N. Meridian Rd., Merrill, MI 48637) on Friday, July 25, 2014 at 11 a.m. Burial will take place at Jasper Township Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Thursday, July 24, 2014 from 2 to 8 p.m. at Smith Family Funeral Homes, St. Louis, MI, and for one hour prior to the service at the church. Lawrence was born in Shepherd, Michigan on June 8, 1922, the son of Agustus and Louise (Bollman) Sumner. Lawrence married Arlene Bott January 22, 1949, in Remus, Michigan. Bob served his country in the United States Army during W.W.II, where he received a Purple Heart. Bob retired from General Motors after 34 years of service. Bob enjoyed camping, playing cards, gardening, and spending time with his family. He was a member of the UAW Local 467 and St. Patrick Ryan Church. He is survived by his wife, Arlene Sumner of St. Louis, MI; children, Sam and Lou Ann Sumner of Breckenridge, MI, Mary and Bill Wheelock of Harrison, MI, Denise Sumner of Mt. Pleasant, MI, Jim and Darla Sumner of Wheeler, MI, Keith and Carla Sumner of Naples, FL, Barb and David Hamp of Shepherd, MI, Jerry Sumner of Alma, MI, Linda Sumner and Chuck Wright of St. Louis, MI; grandchildren, Konrad, Troy, Shawn, Nick, Breanna Sumner, Bill Wheelock, David Sumner, Marc, Matt, Austin Sumner, Tiffany, Stacey, Ryan Sumner, Chris Bruno, Jason Cocchi, Daniel, Ashley Hamp, Brandon, Trevor Richardson and 24 great grandchildren. He is also survived by his sister, Louise and Gerald Jackson of Sanford, MI; and many nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents; 6 brothers and 6 sisters. Memorials may be made to the . Online condolences can be sent to www.smithfamilyfuneralhomes.com The family is being served by Smith Family Funeral Homes St. Louis, Michigan.
Published in Morning Sun on July 23, 2014
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