Lawrence Henry Nightingale

Lawrence Henry Nightingale, 92, of Hartford passed away Friday, Sept. 3, 2010.

He was born in Canada on Dec. 29, 1917, the son of Bert and Nellie (nee DeVries) Nightingale. He married Gertrude Haase in Milwaukee in 1950. Larry served in the U.S. Army during World War II in the European Theater. He was director of Public Works for the city of Hartford for more than 18 years. He was a longtime member of Redeemer Lutheran Church of Hartford. Larry enjoyed being outdoors and walking his dog around town. He was a canoeist and liked to fish.

He is survived by his loving wife, Gertrude of Hartford; and he is the dear father of John (Linda) Nightingale of California and Robert (Jie) Nightingale of Kansas. Dearest grandfather of Marie, Krista, Nora and Nia Nightingale. Also survived by other relatives and friends.

Graveside service is 11 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 10, at Wisconsin Memorial Park, 13235 West Capitol Drive, Brookfield. The Rev. Dean Natterstad will officiate.

Memorials to Redeemer Lutheran Church would be appreciated.

The Berndt-Ledesma Funeral Home - Hartford is serving the family. www.berndt-ledesma.com.