RACINE - John A. Lawrence (Army John), age 66, passed away Monday July 11, 2016 at his residence, as he wished. John was born in Madison, WI. September 2, 1949, son of Everett and Rosabelle (Mullarkey) Lawrence. John graduated from Horlick High School in 1967. He then went on to proudly serve his country in the United States Marine Corps, First Reconnaissance Battalion, First Marine Division. He continued his service in the Army Reserve and Active Army through 1979. Then working as a security professional from 1979 – 2016. He enjoyed skydiving, baseball and loved NASCAR. He also enjoyed spending time with his friends at Evelyn’s, Waves, and Rogers Taverns. John was survived by Brothers: Louis Lawrence, Dennis Labrosse, David Baker, Robert Baker, Sisters: Janet Hicks, Jean Waraxa, Mary Wilson, Numerous Nephews, Nieces, Great Nephews, Great Nieces, Godson Robert Baker Jr. and Dear Friends. John was proceded in death by his Father Everett “Squint” Lawrence; Mother Rose Baker; Brothers, Duane Labrosse, Gary Labrosse and Step Father, Eugene Baker. A special Thank You to his Dear friends Ruben Guardiola and Chester Anderson for their many years of devoted friendship. Interment with Full Military Honors will be held at Southern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 21731 Spring Street, Union Grove Wisconsin. On Thursday, July 21st at 2:00pm. Memorials may be directed to the Clement J. Zabloki VA Medical Center, 5000 W. National Ave. Milwaukee, WI. 53295 Attn: Voluntary Services
Published by Racine Journal Times on Jul. 17, 2016.
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MEMORIES & CONDOLENCES
Thank you John, for everything, your friendship, advice & encouragement. I enjoyed working for you, twice, with Pinkerton. I probably wouldn't have gone back in the Army, & later the Navy Reserve to retire, were it not for your total support & encouragement. And even now as a Police Officer, I still remember some of the catch phrases you used. I miss you alot...
December 4, 2019
Had a lot of good memories of John and his friend Gary Gage.. Both are gone now but I think of them often. Even though I haven't seen either in 18 yrs. They'll be missed.
May 8, 2017
Thank you for your respect and mentor ship.
July 27, 2016
July 19, 2016
John was my step-dad for the most crucial years of my life. He treated me as if I was his own daughter. I have many memories of him while I was growing up. I'll miss visiting him on the 4th of July.
July 19, 2016
I was glad to know you, and call you friend.
July 19, 2016
I was married to John for 10 years. He lovingly treated my girls as if they were his own. Despite our differences toward the end, he was a good man. RIP John.