Lawrence Clancy
1932 - 2021
Lawrence Clancy

Lawrence Clancy, age 89, passed peacefully at home on February 10, 2021. Born January 13, 1932 in East Troy, WI to parents John and Marie "Muddy" (nee Philbin) Clancy, he was the second youngest of five children Jean, John, Patricia, and David.

Lawrence is survived by Nancy (nee Huettl), his loving wife of 60 years, his four children, Kathleen (Tim) Donlin, John (Christi), Colleen (George) Holliday and Mary (Scott) Smith, and 12 grandchildren Drew, Kevin, Colleen and Sean Donlin, Olivia and Tim Clancy, Luke, Mark, David, Marie and Erin Holliday and Jacob Smith, as well as his brother David (Myra), and beloved in-laws Sylvia Clancy, Bob and Patti Huettl, and Claudia Huettl.

Lawrence had a strong faith in Jesus and was the kind and gentle patriarch of his family. He had a deep love of his hometown and is known for his rich storytelling of East Troy lore, where he was a lifeguard at Booth Lake Public Beach, his grandfather was mayor, and his family owned the local hardware store.

A proud UW Madison undergraduate and law alum, he cofounded Charne, Glassner, Tehan, Clancy & Taitelman. His long and distinguished legal career outlasted that firm as well as Cooke & Franke, with Lawrence working as a partner at Stafford Rosenbaum through 2019, when he was 87 years old and was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia. He was also a leader in both his community and his church, serving on the Board of the Rotary Club of Milwaukee, the YMCA Camping Service Board, the St. James (Mequon) Parish Board (President), the Board of Brothers and Sisters in Christ Serving (BASICS ) and the Mequon Board of Zoning Appeals. Until his AML diagnosis, Lawrence lived an incredibly active life, swimming, biking and/or kayaking every day. He fought AML with the same spirit that he lived the rest of his life. He was blessed and so grateful to find Dr. Timothy Goggins (Hematologist/Oncology Specialist) and Dr. Rebecca Streit (Hyperbaric Medicine & Wound Care) who were willing to work him with new treatments and encouraged him to keep fighting. With the doctors' help and the support of numerous caretakers (Mary Beth, Katrice, Gail, Shanna, Bree and others), he was able to almost defeat the insidious disease, all the time keeping his gentle wit and kind sense of humor.

Visitation will occur from 4pm to 5 pm on Monday February 22, 2021 at Eastbrook Church, 5353 N Green Bay Ave, Milwaukee, followed by a celebration of his life and entry into Heaven, Livestream of his services. Memorials preferred to: Leukemia Research Foundations at or Eastbrook Academy at A link to watch his services will be posted on Schmidt & Bartelt website on Monday.

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Published by Milwaukee Journal Sentinel from Feb. 12 to Feb. 14, 2021.
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Eastbrook Church
5353 N Green Bay Ave, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5353 N Green Bay Ave, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Dearest Nancy, I am so blessed to have been touched by your husband´s (and your´s too). Larry always made me feel important and was so kind, humble and personable. Your marriage is an inspiration to Ryan and I! Thank you for having us in your East Troy home many times. I will always remember what an amazing man of God your husband was. Praise God he is now in glory! Our family is praying for you! May God be near you and fill you with hope and strength for the days to come! We love you so much!
Lindsey Atwood
February 24, 2021
Dear Clancy Family.
We want to Thank You All for taking such good care of Larry and honoring his wishes and watching over and loving precious Nancy.

We were honored to get to know Larry and Nancy about 10-12 years ago. We enjoyed our talks in the church lobby at Brooklife and fun times at Dianne and Harry Marek's, fish fries at Barley's in East Troy, visits while having treatments and at their condominium in Oconomowoc.

We will never ever forget Larry's contagious smile and positive attitude especially over the past 20 months and how he wanted to protect and continue to provide for Nancy and all of his family.

Larry and Nancy loved talking about all of their great kids and their wonderful spouses and fun loving and fantastic grandkids, Colleges, jobs, travels, moves and visits, calls and fun. You are all great role models of how to live a positive, powerful life for Christ and Larry and Nancy were wonderful parents with great kids. Thank you for sharing Larry with us.

We are sorry that we did not meet earlier, but look forward to a heavenly reunion.
Larry's enthusiasm and faith in Jesus Christ and love of life make Jim and I both smile and we hope that when all of you think of Larry you will also smile and continue to honor Jesus Christ as your personal savior.

Larry's service (virtual for us) was beautiful. Psalm 121 is one of our favorites and this music was new to us, but we hope to learn this version. Very beautiful.

Nancy please, continue to call any time.

We will continue to pray for all of you.

Jim and Karen McNelly
'God will continue to provide.'

Karen and Jim McNelly
February 22, 2021
Joni, Kerry and Marci
February 21, 2021
You and your family are in our prayers. Larry was a mighty man of God, who loved The Lord and loved people. Larry served with all his might and was a blessing to many.
Mark Mallwitz
February 21, 2021
Dear Nancy and Family,

We have only known you and Lor for a short time yet we feel like we’ve been lifelong friends. The first time we met you and Lor we immediately saw the love you shared as he very gently held your hand and made sure you were comfortable before the evening proceeded. There are few marriages that stand the test of time but your 60 years together is testimony to your faith and the love you shared. How we laughed that first evening as you and Lor described your first meeting and courtship. Your stories might have differed a bit but it ultimately had a beautiful, happily ever after ending.

Ely and I felt so honored to have met this remarkable man. We could easily see that there was something very special about him and we quickly understood why he was so admired and respected by all who knew him and so very much loved by his adoring family. We came to know Lor as a strong yet gentle presence and a man of great integrity and above all, unwavering faith. We know it was his faith that guided him throughout his life and sustained him for the past 18 months. Lor never complained and was so grateful for the time and precious moments spent with this beloved family. Lor instilled his values and faith in his family. He was a loving, loyal and dedicated husband, father, and grandfather and his beautiful legacy lives on in all of you and you will feel his presence inside you and around you. Lor lived his life in service to the lord and we know that he was welcomed into heaven with open arms.
We know that the coming days are going to be very difficult for all of you. Please know that we hold you all close in our hearts and we keep you all in our thoughts and prayers.
May god bless and keep you Nancy and the entire Clancy family in his loving care.

With much love,

Ely and Robin San Agustin

Ely and Robin San Agustin
February 20, 2021
Papa was the strongest person I knew. He went through so much and just kept fighting till the end. He has showed my family and I how to never give up. In my opinion, he is the best example of it. I am so thankful for all of our fun times together with him. He has showed me how to love God and live your life of a child of God. I miss him so much, but I know heaven and being with Jesus is the best thing ever. I love him forever. Love~Erin
Holliday Family
February 15, 2021
Nancy; We extend our deepest sympathies to you and the entire family. Both of you will be in our prayers. Miss having you as neighbors.
Gale and Don Nestor
February 14, 2021
This morning as we retrieved the newspaper, we hesitated to open it to the obituaries. In our minds, thinking perhaps if we didn't read it, maybe it didn't happen. For 18 months this mountain of a man, that we so loved, fought this insidious disease with every ounce of strength in his body. Never complaining and loving God. Throughout his battle, he was surrounded by his family, his children and grandchildren who said their goodbyes to a man who had left a lasting impression on us all. He set an example for us, on how to live life to its fullest, love his family and God, while leaving a positive legacy that we all strive to achieve. We have been blessed by Lor and Nancy's family by sharing in their lives. He was a man of unwavering faith and we know he rests in heavenly peace. It has been our honor to have known and loved him and share in his life's journey. Bob and Patti
Bob & Patti Huettl
February 14, 2021
My sincere sympathy to Larry´s family. He was a great man. Nancy, may the peace and love of the Lord comfort you in this season.
Marie Wilke
February 14, 2021