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Lawrence Francis Schurmann

Mass of Christian burial for Lawrence Schurmann, 79, of Glencoe, was Thursday, Feb. 1, 2001, at 10:30 a.m. at Church of St. Piux X in Glencoe, with the Rev. Eugene Lozinski officiating. Lawrence died Sunday, Jan. 28, 2001, at Glencoe Regional Health Services.

The organist was Anne Marie Kamka, his daughter, and music selections included "On Eagle's Wings," "I Am the Bread of Life," and "How Great Thou Art."

The casket bearers were Mark Schurmann, Mark Pysick, David Hausladen, Ronald Gesinger, Donald Gesinger, and Bruce Schurmann.

Visitation with prayer services and rosary were Wednesday evening at the Johnson-McBride Funeral Chapel in Glencoe. Interment was at Holy Trinity Catholic Cemetery in Winsted.

Lawrence Francis Schurmann was born May 17, 1921, in Eagle Butte, S.D., the son of John and Pauline (Boeckman) Schurmann.

He was baptized and confirmed at All Saints Church in Eagle Butte and his First Communion was also there on July 12, 1931.

His education was in Fairview School in Dewey County and Eagle Butte High School where he graduated on May 22, 1940. Lawrence moved to Minnesota in 1946 and resided in Minneapolis, and then, later, in Glencoe.

As a longtime member of St. Pius X, he served as an usher.

His hobbies included hunting and fishing.

Recently, Lawrence had resided at the long term care unit at Glencoe Regional Health Services. At the time of this death, he had reached the age of 79 years, eight months, and 11 days.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and two brothers-in-law, Frank Gesinger and Henry Hausladen.

Survivors include two daughters, Anne Marie Kamka of Chicago, Ill., and Susan Marie Schurmann of Minneapolis; three sisters and two brothers, Lucille Gesinger of Garrison, Minn., Alice Hausladen of New Germany, Harold Schurmann (wife, Lu) of Park Rapids, Minn., Robert Schurmann (wife, Veronica) of New Germany, and Geraldine Pysick (husband, Glenn) of Watertown, as well as nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

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