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Lawrence Woolsey04/01/2011
Lawrence passed away on Friday, April 1, 2011, at the Knoxville Area Community Hospital
at the age of 80 years, 4 months, and 18 days.

Lawrence Burdette Woolsey was born on November 14,
1930 in Marion County, Iowa the son of Burdette and Alice (Vinson) Woolsey. He was
raised in Knoxville and graduated from Knoxville High School in 1948.

He farmed
with his father before enlisting in the United States Air Force in 1951. He served
four years during the Korean War. Upon his honorable discharge in 1955 he returned
to Knoxville. Lawrence worked as a foreman for Maytag, in Newton, for 37 years prior
to retirement. In his spare time, he enjoyed the outdoors, especially camping, gardening
, and mowing.

Lawrence passed away on Friday, April 1, 2011, at the Knoxville Area
Community Hospital at the age of 80 years.

He was preceded in death by his parents;
son, Sheldon, and two sisters: Alberta DeGoey and Florence Milburn.

Those left to
cherish Lawrence’s memory including his daughter, Lynn (Brian) Shafer of Knoxville;
three grandchildren: Eric Richmond, Michael Richmond, and Jordan Shafer, and many
other family members and friends.

Lawrence Woolsey Funeral Service Bybee & Davis
Funeral Home – Knoxville, Iowa Tuesday, April 5, 2011, at 1:30 p.m. Rev. Jeff Flagg,
officiating Musical Selections “Amazing Grace” “How Great Thou Art” Casket Bearers
Gary DeGoey Kevin DeGoey Mike Moothart Eric Richmond Mike Richmond Steve Milburn
Interment Graceland Cemetery – Knoxville, Iowa Military Honors accorded by the United

States Air Force, the American Legion Baty-Tucker Post No. 168 & the V.F.W. John
Myers Post # 3519.

For those desiring, memorial contributions may be made to the
Knoxville Hospital & Clinics Foundation. The family invites relatives and friends
to St. Paul’s United Methodist Church for lunch following the committal service.

Memorials Knoxville Hospital & Clinics Foundation.