Marilyn Lee Lawrence

Marilyn L. Lawrence, 88, of La Crosse, passed away on Friday, October 4, 2019, at the Mayo Clinic Health System in La Crosse.

Marilyn was born in La Crosse on October 4, 1931, to George and Mary (Stair) Froegel, Sr. She attended La Crosse schools and was a graduate of Aquinas High School. On June 16, 1956, Marilyn married James “Jim” Lawrence, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in La Crosse. Jim preceded her in death on June 19, 2011.

Marilyn was a loving and devoted wife, mother and grandmother who enjoyed family gatherings, gardening and working out in the yard, playing cards with family and friends, and volunteering for many years at the gift shop in St. Francis Hospital. She and Jim also enjoyed traveling extensively across the country and abroad following Jim’s retirement.

Marilyn is survived by six children, Tom (Debra) Lawrence of Lynchburg, VA, Dan Lawrence of La Crosse, Teri (Andy) Niles of Holmen, Dave Lawrence of Mindoro, Steve (Tina) Lawrence of Ft. Atkinson, WI., and Sue (Jason) Felt of Sparta; ten grandchildren, Anthony (Bonnie) Lawrence, Katie (Jake) Barry, Amy Lawrence, Meghan Lawrence, Sam Niles, Amanda Lawrence, Jessi Lawrence, Adam Lawrence, Tyler Felt and Ashley Felt; and two great grandchildren, Connor and Gavin Barry. She is further survived by her siblings, Phyllis Lowell, Steve (Pat) Froegel and Mike (Karen) Froegel; sister-in-law, Anita Froegel; brother-in-law, Burrel De Clute; in-laws from Jim’s family, Ray “Chico” (Gretchen) Lawrence, John (Penny) Lawrence, and Joanne Lawrence; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband, Jim, Marilyn was also preceded in death by her parents; a daughter, Kim Lawrence; Jim’s parents, Harley and Emily Lawrence; a brother, George “Chub” Froegel, Jr.; a sister, Carol De Clute; a daughter-in-law, Beth Lawrence; brother-in-law, Jim Lowell; and brothers and sisters-in-law, Bob and Aurora Lawrence, Jerry Lawrence, and Guy and Marge Lawrence.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11:00, Thursday, October 10th, at Mary, Mother of the Church Parish at 2006 Weston St., La Crosse. Burial will follow in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, La Crosse. Family and friends may call from 4:00 until 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, at Schumacher-Kish Funeral and Cremation Services, 200 West Ave. So., La Crosse, where a prayer service will begin at 4:00 p.m., and at the church on Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of Mass. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred and will be donated in Marilyn’s memory.