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Lawrence M. Laveen, 73, 11675 Wapak-Freyburg Road, Wapakoneta, formerly of Sidney, died at 8:34 a.m. Wednesday, Nov., 2, 2011, at St. Ritaâ€™s Medical Center in Lima.
He was born on Dec. 1, 1937, in Columbus, the son of the late Virginia (Sexauer) and Daniel â€śPatâ€ť H. LaVeen. On July 20, 1958, he was married to Emily Ann Cunningham. On Nov. 6, 1969, he was married to Della Marie Kindle. On March 15, 1972, he was married to Marjorie Johnson. On Oct. 21, 1978, he was married to Darlene Hefner. On Dec. 19, 1988, he married Carole (Warner) Eversman, who survives him.
Also surviving are a son, Allen Eversman, of Wapakoneta; and a grandson, Arthur Eversman, of Wapakoneta.
Mr. LaVeen most recently worked as a driver for Autozone in Sidney. Lawrence proudly served his country in the U.S. Air Force. He loved reading and the serenity of the campground where he and his wife Carole lived.
He was a member of Only Believe Ministries in Botkins.
Services are at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the church, with the Rev. Peter Doseck officiating. Burial with military honors will follow at Graceland Cemetery in Sidney.
Friends may call from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the church.
Arrangements are being handled by Cromes Funeral Home in Sidney.
Contributions may be made to Only Believe Ministries Food Program, St. Johnâ€™s Fire Department and Rescue Squad, or the Botkins Library. Envelopes will be available at the church.
Condolences may be expressed at cromesfh.com.
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