Lawrence Perry, age 46, of Isanti died January 15, 2012 at Abbott-Northwestern Hospital. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 P.M. Thursday, January 19th at Strike Funeral Home – Isanti Chapel. A time for visiting will be held one hour prior to the service.
Lawrence Eugene Perry, Jr. was born May 27, 1965 in Oceanside, California to Lawrence Perry, Sr. and Alice (Leathers) Perry. He was raised and attended school in California. In 1985 he moved to Minnesota and lived in Circle Pines. In 1986 he met Lynelle Lovejoy and they would be married on June 18, 1989. They made their home in St. Francis for 15 years before moving to the Isanti area. Lawrence worked in the bowling business and was a bowling coach for many years. He also loved to cook and just recently received his Chefs Certificate through Le Cordon Bleu. Music was a big part of his life. He especially loved his buddy, grandchild Ayden, who called him Papa.
Lawrence Lani Perry, Jr., died unexpectedly on January 15, 2012 at Abbott-Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis at the age of 46 years, 7 months and 18 days. Lawrence was preceded in death by his mother, Alice Perry and sister, Fredrika Peterson.
He is survived by his wife, Lynelle of Isanti; 4 children, Richard Garcia of California, Chantae Perry and fiance’ Kevin Kassa of Cambridge, Lani (Ronnie Winslow) Perry of Isanti and Kyrie’ Perry of Isanti; 1 grandchild, Aydan Michael-Lawrence Kassa; 2 brothers; and by many other relatives and friends.
Wendy Midthun says
It’s difficult to imagine a world without you. You were the funniest guy I knew. If I ever needed a place to crash you and Nellie always took me in.
Lynelle, Chantae, Lil’ Lani, Kyrie and Keith, I am so sorry, may strength and your love guide you through this sorrowful time.
Heather Welage says
I am deeply sorry for your loss. He always had something nice to say and an encouraging word at school. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this very difficult time. Rejoice with the memories. God Bless.
Paul Johnson says
I am very sorry for your loss. I enjoyed the little time I had talking to Lani while he was at Le Cordon Bleu, he will be missed. My thoughts and prayers go to the family.
Susanna Dewey says
I am so sorry to hear about Lonnies passing. He was always so upbeat and smiling at work. I loved talking ‘reptiles’ with him. You will be missed Lonnie:) May the Lord comfort and hold your family during this time.
Lou Krueger says
Great student. Great Person. I have the wooden box here that he had someone make for me because he was just appreciative of learning and having a good experience at school. I think that Lani most always had a good experience because he chose to. He seemed to understand that being happy is just that simple. And contageous. Gratefully, Lou Krueger
Bill Haroldson says
My thoughts and prayers go out to the whole family, even though I only knew Lani for a short while – I always remember his being upbeat and friendly – just an overall great person that I will always remember.
Carol Norman says
Lynell I am so sorry Don’t know what to say He was to young. God must have a plan for him.
dear perry family,
from axels bonfire friends and co-workers that lost a great great friend. there are no words to describe what lani met to everyone here at axels there wasn’t one day that went by that lani didn’t make us smile or cheered us up when he noticed someone wasn’t in the best of moods…i think i speak for everyone when i say lani’s glass was always half full. we all miss you so much and we will never be able to replace you!…i will speak for myself and say i may have not know lani all my life but we shared some times that i wouldn’t trade for the world things you taught me and things i told you i miss you lani and it is so upsetting that i and all the other employees that were your friends did not get any notice of your final day to make peace with you! its not fare for some person to decide for so many others that cared so much for you to reject them of there right to say good bye to you but we all know you would have loved to see us one last time!
dear lani R.I.P we will set up a new salt water tank for you if god doesn’t already have one waiting! oh and lucky you with your free pay-per-view now you can chill with all the greats just like you! love and miss you we know you miss us!
GaoHmong Yang says
It was such a pleasure to get a chance to work with you at school! You were always so helpful and there for us on our days off. You were there when G-funk’s mama passed on and now that you are gone, I wish we can be there just as bad for you as you were for us! But for sure we will be there for Ronnie & Lani Jr! Me and G-funk misses you so much and still cant believe such a great guy is gone! You were literally like a father to us as well. Thanks for all the help and the skills that you have taught us in baking and pastry w/Chef Lou! So glad to have that opportunity to get to know you and met you. You’re one great, hilarious guy and may you rest your soul in Hawaii! Forever loved and missed. -GaoHmong Yang