Albert James Lawrence, age 53, of Elk Point, South Dakota, died unexpectedly Saturday, January 16, 2016, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City, Iowa.
A memorial service will be 2:00 PM on January 28, 2016, at Brule Creek Lutheran Church in rural Elk Point, South Dakota, with Reverend Steve Martens officiating. Burial will be in the Elk Point Cemetery at a later date. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the memorial service at the church. Arrangements are under the direction of the Wintz & Ray Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Yankton, South Dakota.
Honorary pallbearers are: Mike McBride, Bruce Laferriere, Aaron Klapprodt, Justin Keegan, Mark Gearhart, Brandon Grimes, and Zane Gearhart.
Albert James Lawrence was born January 1, 1963, in Vermillion, South Dakota, to Albert Leroy and Phyllis (Irons) Lawrence. He grew up in Elk Point and attended school in Elk Point. He attended the Job Corp in Rapid City, South Dakota, where he met and later married Sego Husted. Jimmy worked in the building maintenance and grounds keeping fields for various businesses and people in the Sioux City and Elk Point area throughout his working career. He was an extremely hard worker who was always finding side jobs and never gave less than his best.
Jimmy was a very caring man, who was always willing to give what he had to help others. He loved to visit with people and considered strangers, friends he hasn't met yet. He enjoyed woodworking and fishing, but especially loved spending time with his children and his grandchildren.
Survivors include his five children: Deserae Lawrence of St. Charles, South Dakota; Dawn (Wade) Peterson of Yankton, South Dakota; Jonathan Lawrence of Elk Point; Dazee Schmitz of Yankton; and Mark Deurmier of St. Charles; four grandchildren: Alexis, Lukas, Audrianna, and Daniel; sister, Elaine (Rich) Wadleigh of New Jersey; significant other, Agnes Church of Elk Point and many other friends and family members.
He was preceded in death by his parents and grandparents.
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May you rest in peace my friend. Prayers to the family.
Jim will be missed. He was a caring and wonderful man and I was very happy to have known him as a friend. Deepest sympathy for Aggie and Jim's children and family.
This is so sad taken way to young. I remember spending time with Jimmy and Elaine when our parents played cards on the weekends. Thoughts and Prayers to his family.
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