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LaVera Adeline Lawrenz

April 5, 1927 ~ March 15, 2020 (age 92)


LaVera Adeline Lawrenz, 92 of Bridgman passed away on Sunday, March 15, 2020 at West Woods of Bridgman.

A memorial service will be announced later. Online condolences accepted at

LaVera was born Tuesday, April 5, 1927 in Sawyer, Michigan the daughter of the late Clarence Robert and May Josephine (Woodrick) Ott, Sr. She married William Lawrenz, Jr. On January 25, 1947.  LaVera was baptized and confirmed at Trinity Lutheran Church in Sawyer and was a member of Immauel Lutheran Church in Bridgman, where she served on the Altar Guild and sang in the choir for many years.  She was employed with Doug's Bakery in Bridgman for several years, and eventually she was hired by Morgensen’s Jewelry as a sales clerk.

LaVera is survived by her sons: Ronald (Sylvia) Lawrenz and Dennis (Deborah) Lawrenz; three grandchildren: Dawn (Lucas) McCotter, Julie (Aaron) Nitz and Katherine (Joshua) Crow; four great grandchildren: Aurora and Lila Nitz, Sophie and Brenna McCotter; brother: Donald (Carolyn) Ott; sister: Marlene (Earl) Anderson.

She was also preceded by her son Robert and husband William; four sisters: Edna Scharnowske, Doris Nitz, Darlene Frank, Arlene Smiley and brother Clarence Ott, Jr.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Boyd Chapel of Pike Funeral and Cremations Service, 9191 Red Arrow Highway, Bridgman. Online condolences accepted at

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Services are to be announced

Immanuel Lutheran Church
9650 N. Church Street
Bridgman, MI 49106

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