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Lawrence 'Larry' J. Donlin

Thursday, September 15, 2005

MONROE, Wis. -- Lawrence "Larry" J. Donlin, 66, of Monroe, Wis., and formerly of Merrill, died Saturday, June 11, 2005, at his home.

A memorial Mass will be held at 12 noon Saturday, Sept. 17, a Our Lady of The Assumption Catholic Church in Merrill.

Lawrence J. Donlin was born June 21, 1938, in Le Mars, the son of Joseph and Gertrude (Hoffman) Donlin. He was a graduate of Gehlen Catholic High School. Following graduation from high school, he entered the Iowa National Guard.

Larry and Betty Campbell were married on Jan. 20, 1962, in Le Mars. After their marriage, Larry and Betty lived and worked in Le Mars for 15 years, before moving to Elkhorn, Wis., where he worked as a sales manager for Schwans. This job took him to Monroe, Wis., in 1983, where he had lived for the past 22 years. Larry later worked at Sentry Foods and the Monroe Clinic.

Upon retirement, Larry continued working at Pick N Save and the Ludlow Mansion. He most enjoyed his volunteer work, where he delivered groceries to the elderly in Monroe.

Larry was very hard working, but he especially loved to provide for and be with his family.

He was a member of St. Victor Catholic Church.

Survivors include his wife, Betty, of Monroe; a son, Brian Donlin of Omaha, Neb.; daughters, Connie and her husband, Chris Hammel of West Bend, Wis., and Melissa and her husband, Andy Wilke of Appleton, Wis.; brothers, John Donlin of Le Mars, Fritz Donlin and his wife, MaryLou of Merrill, a sister, Joan and her husband, Dennis Guinane of Glenwood; grandchildren, Danielle and her husband, Nate Hardt of West Bend, Wis., and Nathan Hammel of West Bend, Wis.; a great-grandchild, Damian Hardt of West Bend; a dear family friend, Brigette Marty of St. Paul, Minn.; and many, many more beloved family members, friends, co-workers, and customers.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Mary Anne Donlin.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held June 14 at St. Victor Catholic Church in Monroe, with Msgr. Thomas Campion as celebrant. Burial was in Greenwood Cemetery in Monroe. The Shriner-Hager-Gohlke Funeral Home in Monroe was in charge of arrangements.