Lawrence William Thomas, 62

Lawrence William Thomas, 62, of Cedarburg peacefully joined the Lord on Friday, Aug. 28, 2009, after a battle with cancer.

Larry was born July 16, 1947 in Lafayette, Ind. He was a son to Walter and Jacqueline Thomas, who preceded him in death.

He is survived by his wife and soul mate, Margaret Thomas, and children Amy (John) Horton of Cedarburg, Jason (Julie) Thomas of Saukville, Kora (Matt) Crowder of Jacksonville, Fla., Lora Munsey of Richmond, Ky., Jake Thomas of Cedarburg and Haylee Thomas of Cedarburg. He was Grampy to Quaid and Bailey Horton and Paige Thomas.

He was brother to Ted (Barbara) Thomas, Jim (Daisy) Thomas and the Rev. Pam (Bob) Wagner.

Larry was a veteran of the Vietnam War (Navy) and served our community as a member of the Cedarburg Fire Department on the Rescue Squad as a EMT-I.

He received his education at Purdue University in Lafayette, Ind., and Maryville College in Maryville, Tenn. He spent 30 years as a human resource professional with the past two years as a local business owner of Thomas Solutions LLC of the Management Recruiters International Network.

A memorial service will take place at Community United Methodist Church at W68 N563 Evergreen St., Cedarburg, today, Sept. 1, at 6:30 p.m.

Schmidt & Bartelt Funeral Home, Mequon, is serving the family.