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Mary Lawler
August 16, 1921 - February 24, 2019

Mary Lawler

Mary Lawler
Aug 16, 1921 - Feb 24, 2019

Mary Lawler

Mary Lawler, 97, of Fort Dodge, passed away on Sunday, February 24, 2019 at the Marian Home.
Funeral Services will be on Saturday, March 2nd at 10:00 AM in the Chapel of the Laufersweiler-Sievers Funeral Home and 10:30 AM at Corpus Christi Church. Burial will follow at St. James Cemetery near Clare. Visitation will be on Friday from 4:00 to 7:00 PM, with C.D. of A. Rosary at 3:45 PM and Vigil Prayer Service at 7:00 PM all at Laufersweiler Funeral Home.
Mary is survived by her children, Patrick (Alyce Ann) Lawler of Fort Dodge, Mark (Elizabeth) Lawler of Sioux City, Marianne (Rick) Post of Algona, Dr. Rita Lawler of Portland, OR; 9 grandchildren, Michael (Tina) Lawler, Anthony Lawler, Kyle (Megan) Lawler, Jennifer (Troy) Hansch, Darren (Krissy) Berger, Michelle (Jesse) Bryngelson, Kurt (Crystal) Lawler, Jacob (Kelly) Lawler, Andrew (fiancé Lauren) Lawler; 16 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Alice (Fitzgerald) McElroy; husband, Edwin T. (Curly) Lawler; sister, Rose Cunningham and brothers, Urban and William McElroy.
Mary McElroy was born August 16, 1921 in Clare. She attended St. Matthews grade school and graduated from St. Matthew's High School. She then continued her education at Iowa State Teaching College, where she received her teaching certificate. On September 14, 1945, Mary was united in marriage to Edwin T. Lawler at St. Matthew's Church and the couple established their home in Clare. Mary and Edwin farmed near Clare, where she also ran the Clare Café for several years. In 1985, she retired from Farm Egg. She was a member of St. Matthew's Church, past President and Secretary of the Ladies Aid, and had also belonged to the Quilt Club.
Memorials may be left to the discretion of the family.

 
 

Kurtis & Kely Lawler on Mar 2, 2019

Loved Aunt Mary’s laugh and she always had a kind word. Will miss her in life and remember her in spirit. God bless.

Marlene Thompson on Feb 28, 2019

My sympathy. Enjoyed working with your mother years ago. Marlene Thompson

Dee Condon on Feb 28, 2019

Ellen and I recently saw Mary with Marianne at Village Inn in Fort Dodge. She was so alert and certainly recognized us as Condon Girls. So sorry for your loss, I'm sure she will be greatly missed. Dee Condon

Barb Cummins on Feb 28, 2019

Marianne and family, so sorry for your loss. Lonny and Barb Cummins

John Wade on Feb 28, 2019

We are saddened to hear about your family ‘s loss of mother and grandmother. You are in our prayers, may God grant you comfort in this difficult time.

Mary Balm on Feb 26, 2019

So many memories from across the street! Best neighbors my parents could have had as they looked out for each other throughout the years. Her smile and laugh was easy and genuine. Our sympathies to the family. Mary (Hunt) Balm

Kelly Lawler on Feb 25, 2019

I am so sorry for your loss Pat, Mark, Maryann, and Rita. Your mother was so kind and always very funny. She was a hard worker and good provider. I will never forget the jokes we had at the Farm Egg site years ago. Our prayers are with you and your families. Kelly Lawler

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Laufersweiler-Sievers Funeral Home
307 South 12th Street
Fort Dodge, Iowa 50501
3:45 PM

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Mar
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Friday
Laufersweiler-Sievers Funeral Home
307 South 12th Street
Fort Dodge, Iowa 50501
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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Laufersweiler-Sievers Funeral Home
307 South 12th Street
Fort Dodge, Iowa 50501
7:00 PM

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Mar
2
Saturday
Corpus Christi Catholic Church
402 North 8th Street
Fort Dodge, Iowa 50501
10:30 AM

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