Lawrence Winchell Obituary

Lawrence E. Winchell
Lawrence E. Winchell
Lawrence E. Winchell

February 29, 1932 - February 13, 2007
Resided in Bellevue, MI
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Lawrence E. Winchell, 74, of Bellevue, died Tuesday, February 13, 2007 at home.

He was born February 29, 1932 in Albion Township to Lawrence and Frieda (Grundeman) Winchell.

Lawrence served in the National Guard for six years in the 1950(TM)s and worked in construction for many years in Lansing, Battle Creek and Hastings areas. He formed his own business in 1978 and did many construction projects for the Binder Park Zoo.

His family was his whole world and life. Lawrence loved his wife, children and grandchildren very much. He also enjoyed hunting with thanks to his long time friend Mark Gay. He will be sadly missed by his family.

Lawrence married Helen Ormsbee in 1952 in Angola, Indiana. She survives. Also surviving are daughters, Sherry (Chuck) Sellen of Bellevue and Terry (Rich) Candaleria of Battle Creek; sons, Lawrence (Sandy) Winchell and Ernie (Cindy) Winchell of Bellevue; special grandchildren, Steven Winchell who lived with him, Stacey (Kevin) Lawson, Amie Sellen, whom he loved very much, Ryan and Brett Winchell whom he enjoyed picking on and Michelle Winchell his special everyday visitor; step grandchilderen, Cristy Brown, Ashely, Jessica and Josh Carnell, Andy Candaleria; his loving great-granddaugher and special playmate, Sophia Grace Lawson; step-great grandson, A.J. Handz; special mother-in-law, Maudie Ormsbee; daughter-in-law, Kim Winchell and best friend of 55 years, Harry Smith. He is also survived by seven sisters and was preceded in death by his parents and a sister.

No visitation or services are scheduled.

Memorials may be made to the charity of one(TM)s choice or Binder Park Zoo.

The family is being served by Shaw Funeral Home, Lehman Chapel, Bellevue.

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