Mary E. Lawrence, age 89, of Isanti went home to be with her Lord and Savior March 21, 2022. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Saturday, March 26th at South Isanti Baptist Church in Isanti with a visitation one hour prior at the church. Interment will be in Morningside Memorial Gardens in Coon Rapids. (The service will be livestreamed at 11 AM on South Isanti Baptist Church’s Facebook page and will also be available to watch later on YouTube through South Isanti Baptist Church.)
Mary Elizabeth Lawrence was born May 10, 1932 on the family farm in Stanford Township, Isanti County, Minnesota. She attended Vocational High School and graduated in 1950. On October 7, 1950 she married Willard Lawrence. They made their home in several places in metro area before raising their family mostly in Coon Rapids. After they retired, they lived in St. Francis and then in Cambridge and Isanti. Mary has been an active member of South Isanti Baptist Church since 1996. She loved singing in church and being involved in many ministries at the church. Mary traveled to the Ukraine to work with their sister church and hold day camps. She had two Ukrainian exchange students, Angela and Natasha, and considered them as daughters. Mary enjoyed music, camping, reading and traveling. She also loved doing floral arrangements with silk flowers. She loved all of her family and church family dearly and will be greatly missed.
Mary went home to be with her Lord and Savior March 21, 2022 at the age of 89 years, 10 months and 11 days. Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Willard; sister, Jeanne Olson; and grandson, Mark Huettl.
She is survived by three children, Karen Huettl, Richard (Sharon) Lawrence, and Marilee (Mike) Gochenour; nine siblings, Jackie Hanson, Audrey Kirk, Clifford (Barb) Olson, Raymond (Cory) Olson, Sharon (Ray) Johnson, Louisa (Don) Nelson, David (Karen) Olson, Amelie Butler, and Paul (Pam) Olson; 7 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren, and by many other relatives and friends.