Born: March 10, 1942 - Deceased: March 2, 2023
Theodore “Ted/Teddy” Lawrence passed away on March 2, 2023 at the age of 80. He came into this world on March 10, 1942, so he just missed one of his favorite activities: a family get-together with cake!
Ted met the love of his life, Henri Brandolf, while they attended Sioux Falls College in South Dakota. They were married on June 6, 1964. Together they had two children, Heather Faragher and Steven Lawrence (Tamara).
Ted is also survived by his sister, Lynne Lawrence Devine (Paul), his brother, Earle Lawrence (Virginia), and his grandchildren, Kaela and Jason Faragher.
Ted loved his family more than anything in the world. He was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather. He wasn’t just devoted to his family, though; he was dedicated to his community and is considered a hero by many for his lifelong career in child protection social work. He instilled the values of compassion, empathy, and service upon others. He was a man of good character, and also quite a character.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Doris (Higley) and Edwin Lawrence, his step-mother, Irma Lawrence and his brother, Curtis Lawrence.
Ted was a member of the First United Presbyterian Church.
Services: The family will hold a private celebration of his life.