Lawrence Schlimpert

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

SHAWNEETOWN -- Lawrence W. Schlimpert, 90, of Lemay, Mo., died Friday, Feb. 9, 2007, at St. Anthony's Medical Center in St. Louis.

He was born Feb. 5, 1917, in Shawneetown, son of Charles and Dora Schlimpert. He married Leona Magwitz.

Schlimpert was a veteran of World War II and recipient of a Purple Heart. After his military service, he moved to St. Louis and worked in the grocery business.

Survivors include his wife; three daughters, Susan Boyce, Donna Rathert and Judy Redlich; two brothers, Edgar Schlimpert of Concordia, Mo., Clarence Schlimpert of Jackson; a sister, Berniece Lorenz of Jackson; six grandchildren; and a great-grandson.

He was preceded in death by two sisters.

A memorial service will be held at 11:30 a.m. today at Gethsemane Lutheran Church in St. Louis. Private burial will be in Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis.

Hoffmeister South County Chapel in St. Louis was in charge of arrangements.

Courtesy announcement by McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson.