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William "Bill" Lawler

September 25, 1936 — November 17, 2019

Columbia Heights

Lawler, William T, Sr

9-25-1936 11-17-2019

Bill Lawler Sr, of Columbia Heights and Spicer, MN, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving & beloved family after living with multiple myeloma for 12 years & aggressive prostate cancer for 1 year. He was born in Willmar, MN, to Willis and Lottie Lawler, graduated from Willmar High School & the University of Minnesota with an Electrical Engineering degree. He started his career with Westinghouse in Baltimore, Maryland, & retired from Honeywell in Minneapolis.

Bill is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Carol (Smisek) & children: Bill (JoEllen), Tom (Ann Marie), Mary (Terry Scholl), Patty (Jim Pray), Jim, Ann (Ken Redepenning), John (Kathy), Mike (Sarah), & Steve (Cindy). Grandchildren: Billy, Ellie & Robby Lawler; Christine, Kevin & Natalie Lawler; David, Matthew & Jessica Pray; Mitch, Genna (Matthew Pendleton), Nick & Jack Lawler; Bethie, Rachel, Josh & Megan Redepenning; Samantha (Bryce Takemoto), Jack, Lauren & Luke Lawler; Hailey & Colby Lawler. Great-grandchildren:  Brylee & Aria Takemoto. Sister: Marge Orsten; brother-in-law: Don Hazuka & many nieces & nephews. Preceded in death by his parents, sister Darlene Hazuka, father &mother-in-law Dr Frank & Cecelia Smisek & brother-in-law Frank Smisek, Jr.

A special thank you to all our family for their exceptional care & love. Also, thank you to Park Nicollet Health Services & Methodist Hospital medical staff for their outstanding concern & care.

Visitation, Monday, November 25, 5-8pm at Miller Funeral Home, 6210 Hwy 65 NE, Fridley, MN 55432. Mass of Christian Burial, Tuesday, November 26, 10:00am at the Church of the Immaculate Conception, 4030 Jackson Street NE, Columbia Heights, MN 55421. Visitation at the church 1 hour prior to service. Private interment at Gethsemane Cemetery, New Hope, MN.

Memorials may be directed to the Church of the Immaculate Conception, The American Cancer Society or charity of choice.

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Monday, November 25, 2019

5:00 - 8:00pm (Central time)

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Tuesday, November 26, 2019

9:00 - 10:00am (Central time)

Immaculate Conception Catholic Church

4030 Jackson St NE, Minneapolis, MN 55421

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Mass of Christian Burial

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

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Immaculate Conception Catholic Church

4030 Jackson St NE, Minneapolis, MN 55421

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