Michael C. Lawrence

April 28, 1928 - Aug. 3, 2006

Michael C. Lawrence, 78, died Thursday, Aug. 3, 2006, at Waukesha Memorial Hospital. He was born in Waukesha on April 28, 1928.

Michael was a U.S. Army veteran. He worked at Wisconsin Natural Gas, retiring after 37 years. Michael enjoyed fishing, bingo and taking drives up north. In his younger days, he played both local and professional baseball.

He is survived by his loving wife, Shirley (nee Koestler); his children, Ron (Sue) Lawrence of Waukesha and Roxanne (Curtis) Christiansen of Dousman; his grandchildren, Brian Lawrence, Michelle Lawrence, Curt (Amanda) Christiansen, Justin Christiansen and Brenda Lawrence; great-grandchildren, Jeremy Dornak, Samantha Lawrence and Patrick Lawrence; his half-sister, Elaine Beaudoin of Mukwonago; and brother-in-law, Richard (Kay) Koestler of Waukesha. Other relatives and friends also survive. He was preceded in death by his parents, Michael and Myrtle, and his son, Robert.

Visitation for Mr. Lawrence will be held from 3 p.m. until the 6 p.m. funeral service Sunday, Aug. 6, at Randle-Dable Funeral Home, 1110 S. Grand Ave., Waukesha, followed by military honors. A private committal will be held for the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to the American Diabetes Association, 2323 N. Mayfair Road, Suite 502, Wauwatosa, WI 53226 (online at www.diabetes.org), or to the American Heart Association of Southeast Wisconsin, 660 E. Mason St., Suite 200, Milwaukee, WI 53202 (online at www.americanheart.org) are suggested.

For further information, call Randle-Dable Funeral Home at 547-4035 or visit online at www.randledable.com.