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Lawrence J. White


Lawrence J. White, 78, of Palo, Iowa, passed away Tuesday, March 10, 2020, at Mercy Medical Center, Cedar Rapids, Iowa. A visitation will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, March 15, at the Legacy Center at Murdoch-Linwood with a vigil service beginning at 1 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, March 16, at
St. Jude Catholic Church in Cedar Rapids. Private family entombment will take place at the Linwood Mausoleum at a later date.
Lawrence was born Feb. 20, 1942, in Postville, Iowa, the son of Lawrence and Josephine (Arnold) White. He graduated from Valley High School in Elgin, Iowa, and went on to attend Cedar Rapids Business College. Lawrence served in the U.S. Army from 1966 to 1968, during the Vietnam era. He was united in marriage to Wanda Hofer on Sept. 19, 1970, in Cedar Rapids. Lawrence worked for 38 years at Rockwell Collins as a computer data processor. He was a member of St. Jude Catholic Church.
Lawrence enjoyed bird watching. He had a green thumb and spent a lot time tending to his flower garden. Lawrence was very active at the Aspen Gym where he was involved in water aerobics, and was a member of the Silver Sneakers. Lawrence was a longtime member of a local bowling league in Cedar Rapids. He enjoyed watching sports, especially the Iowa Hawkeyes, and was a Little League coach. Most of all, Lawrence's greatest joy was spending time with his grandkids.
He is survived by his sons, Larry (Traci) White of Marion, Iowa, and Jeremy White of Mason City, Iowa; grandchildren, Gavin and Morgan White and Madi Holland; and brother, Cletus (Judy) White of Center Point, Iowa.
Lawrence is preceded in death by his loving wife, Wanda, on Aug. 28, 2019; and his parents.
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