Michael Joseph Lawler Michael was born January 9, 1944 to Allyene and Francis Lawler at St. Joseph's Hospital in Tacoma, WA. Michael was the middle of three children. Michael is survived by Bobbie, his wife; Christopher (Lori) Lawler; daughter Michelle (Shawn) Jameson; son Tyler Lawler, and daughter Tabatha Lawler, as well as two sisters Karen (Bob) Hermsen and Melinda Campbell, and three grandchildren. Funeral mass will be at St. Theresa's, 3939 SW 331st Street, Federal, Way, WA at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, July 15. Mike's wish was to be cremated so there will be no burial. Refreshments will follow the mass in the parish hall. Please come and help us celebrate Mike's life. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to the Wayne R. Mangan Family Foundation, 6003 76th Street West, Lakewood, WA 98499. Its mission is to help finance the $52 per person bone marrow testing fee and to support families with children fighting blood-bone cancer. Although Mike's battle was with lung cancer, this organization was very dear to him.
Published in News Tribune (Tacoma) on July 12, 2013