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In Memory of

Douglas George Lawrence

July 5, 1956 - May 8, 2017

Obituary


Douglas George Lawrence
Batavia, Illinois

Douglas George Lawrence, 60, passed away unexpectedly May 8, 2017. Funeral services will be 11:30 a.m. Saturday, May 13, 2017 at McLaren's Chapel in West Des Moines with burial at Resthaven Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. Saturday until service time at McLaren's.

Doug was born July 5, 1956 in Des Moines to George A. and Jacqueline (Brady) Lawrence. He grew up in Des Moines but moved to Ohio as a teenager. After high school, because his heart was always in Iowa, he moved back to attend...

Douglas George Lawrence
Batavia, Illinois

Douglas George Lawrence, 60, passed away unexpectedly May 8, 2017. Funeral services will be 11:30 a.m. Saturday, May 13, 2017 at McLaren's Chapel in West Des Moines with burial at Resthaven Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. Saturday until service time at McLaren's.

Doug was born July 5, 1956 in Des Moines to George A. and Jacqueline (Brady) Lawrence. He grew up in Des Moines but moved to Ohio as a teenager. After high school, because his heart was always in Iowa, he moved back to attend Iowa State University. Upon graduation from ISU he began his career as a civil engineer for Union 76. He excelled in his career and retired as Business Manager of Hydrocarbon Solvents with Citgo Petroleum in Chicago, IL.

Doug loved his family first and foremost. He always wanted the very best for them and showed it through his generosity and compassion. In his free time he enjoyed reading for his own enlightenment, taking long walks, traveling, watching rugby matches, live theater, and photography. Doug was able to carry on a friendly conversation on almost any topic with ease. He enriched the lives of many with his kindness.

Doug is survived by his loving wife of 29 years, Star; beloved daughter, Catie; sister, Annette (Terry) Robson; step-mother, Mary K. Lawrence; sister-in-law, Gail Lawrence; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, David B. Lawrence; sister, Sarah A. Lawrence; and his dear dog, Lily.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the Small Companion Animal Fund at Iowa State.