Lawrence C. ‘Larry’ Price
June 30, 1931
March 26, 2017

The Rev. Lawrence C. "Larry" Price, age 85, of Pewaukee, found eternal peace on Sunday, March 26, 2017, at Elmbrook Memorial Hospital.

Larry was an ordained ELCA pastor for almost 60 years. Larry was born June 30, 1931, in Dayton, Ohio, to the Rev. Lawrence S. and Gladys (Conrad) Price and lived his childhood in Fremont, Ohio. He graduated with a Bachelor of Art in history from Wooster College in Wooster, Ohio, in 1953 and a Master’s of Divinity in 1957. He served at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Baltimore, Md., Faith Lutheran Church in Cedarburg, Dr. Martin Luther Church in Oconomowoc and Our Saviors Lutheran Church in Buckeye, Ariz. Larry was married to Sherrill W. Price on September 28, 1956. They were married for 50 years before her passing to the Lord.

Moving back from Arizona to Wisconsin, Larry lived the last 17 years in Kirkland Crossing in Pewaukee. He was a pillar of his community and faith as he participated and led many people in religious beliefs. Larry was the acting president of the residence council and often filled in as support clergy.

He was an active member of Galilee Lutheran Church in Pewaukee. He led and taught many Bible studies and served as adviser on many committees.

In his youth, Larry was an athlete. He participated in both cross country and excelled at swimming, winning a state championship in the backstroke and setting many local and state records. Larry swam at Wooster College and was inducted into the Wooster Athletic Hall of Fame in 1987.

Larry enjoyed life at the family summer house in Thesslon, Ontario, and traveling while being surrounded by friends and family. He enjoyed cooking, watching sports, and gardening as a form of relaxation. Both Larry and Sherill loved their pets as family members.

Survivors include his daughter, Mary Sheldon (fiancée Walt Milet) Price; son, Lawrence "Ned" (Karen) Price; grandchildren, Ian Becker, Drew and Taylor Price; and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his loving wife Sherrill; and a brother, Lionel Price.

Funeral services for Rev. Larry will be on Thursday, March 30, at 11 a.m. at Galilee Lutheran Church, N24-W26430 Crestview Drive, Pewaukee, with the Rev. Jay Poster officiating.

Visitation will be held at the church from 9 a.m. until the time of service.

Memorial contributions in Larry’s name can be directed to Galilee Lutheran Church and are greatly appreciated.

Thelen Funeral Services of Genesee/North Prairie is honored to be assisting the family. To sign the online guest registry, please go to