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Lawrence and Mary Zalaznik formerly of Pine City, will be laid to rest June 18, 2021 at Calvary Cemetery in Pine City
Lawrence passed away on August 15, 2017 at the age of 94 in Blair Nebraska. He was born in a log cabin on October 26, 1922 to Matt and Katherine (Bravnicar) Zalaznik on the family farm outside of Pine City. He was raised on the family farm with his seven siblings, Leo, John, Ray, Mary, Margaret, Wil and Erna. Lawrence was a veteran of World War II stationed in Germany with the Army Signal Corp. He was thrilled to be part of a group on the Honor Flight out of Blair, Nebraska in his later years.
Mary passed away on October 25, 2020 in Blair, Nebraska at the age of 90. She was born on June 10, 1930 to Henry and Marian (Pekarek) Kvech in Braham, Minnesota. She was the only surviving child of four. Mary, known to all as Marilyn, loved school, fashion, art and shopping.
Lawrence and Mary met and were married in 1949 and started there lives together in Albert Lea, Minnesota. Here they were blessed with a son, Jeffrey and a daughter, Jodi. They later moved to Des Moines, Iowa and then to Spencer, Iowa where their son, Jon, was born.
Lawrence made a career as a traveling sales rep for various farm equipment companies and Mary was the homemaker. In the 1970s Lawrence’s job took them to Blair, Nebraska and it was there they lived out their lives.
They loved their Nebraska home and shared many memories with family and friends.
Lawrence and Mary were preceded in death by each of their parents and eleven siblings.
Left to cherish their memories are their children: Jeffrey of Glendale, Arizona, Jodi (Tim) of Spencer, Iowa and Jon (Bev) of Carson City, Nevada; grandchildren: Jennifer, Jeffery, Joshua and Joseph; great-grandchildren: Madison, Mallory, McKenzie, Jaxon, Isabella, Oliver, Henry, Kit, Isaiah, and Sloane; sisters, Mary (Zalaznik) Andersen and Erna (Zalaznik) Pangerl; many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Graveside services for Lawrence and Mary will be held 11:00 AM Friday, June 18th at Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Pine City.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to: Funeral and Cremation Service of Pine City, Swanson Chapel.
Friday, June 18, 2021
Starts at 11:00am (Central time)
Calvary Catholic Cemetery
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