Dederich, Lawrence J.
Born in Plain, WI, on May 2, 2010
Departed May 2, 2010
Lawrence "Lorry" J. Dederich, 82, Wausau, died Sunday May 2, 2010 at Colonial Manor Medical and Rehabilitation Center, Wausau.
He was born April 17, 1928, in Plain, son of the late Lawrence "Ted" and Grace (Thering) Dederich. He was a veteran of the Korean War, serving in the US Army as a cryptographer. On August 27, 1955 he married Virginia "Ginny" Wolf at the former St. James Catholic Church, Wausau. She survives.
Prior to his retirement, Lorry had been employed with the Stoelting Cheese Equipment Company as a field representative. He had also been employed as an over the road truck driver for Oscar Mayer. Lorry will be remembered for his keen wit and sense of humor. Among his favorite things to do were fishing and astronomy. He enjoyed deer hunting, and riding his motorcycle as well as his scooter.
Survivors include his wife, Virginia "Ginny" Dederich, Wausau, two sons, Ted Dederich, Wausau, Brian (Gina) Dederich, Menomonee Falls, a daughter, Connie (Mark) Piasecki, Rhinelander, grandsons, Aaron & Ben Dederich, Menomonee Falls and William & Adam Piasecki, Rhinelander, two sisters, Janet (Lloyd) Mattix, Middleton and Joan (Harry) McArthur, Baraboo, two brothers, Carl (Georgia) Dederich, Casper, Wyo. and Jerry (Pat) Dederich, ____as well as many nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Leesa, a brother, Paul and a sister, Dorothy.
The memorial mass will be celebrated at Noon, Weds. May 5, 2010 at St. Matthew Catholic Church, Wausau. Rev. Robert Thorn will preside. Burial will be in Restlawn Memorial Park, Wausau. Friends may call on Weds. From 10:00 a.m. until the time of services at the church.
Peterson/Kraemer Funeral Home, 1302 Sixth Street, Wausau, is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be expressed at www.petersonkraemer.com