Lehnhoff, was born May 3, 1947 in Worthington, Minn. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy at the age of 19. Lawrence served on the U.S.S. Robison during the Vietnam War and was honorably discharged April 10, 1970.
He was united in marriage with Jeanine Vierstraete and they were parents of three children Chad, Jeremy and Kiley. They were divorced ten years later. On July 3, 1984 he married Susan Corrigan and her children Kathy, Kerry, and Kris. The couple’s families were blended and in 1985 they were joined by the birth of son Kurtis.
Over 30 years, Lawrence drove truck for Meadow Gold, Archway Bakery, Marty Terrill, and others. Being a hard-working man, on the side he provided auto body repair and mechanics in his shop in Dawson and other locations. Lawrence was a very strong, determined man who enjoyed fishing and camping, but most of all loved his family, spending time with his grandchildren. Just days ago, on July 3, Lawrence and Susan celebrated 33 years of marriage.
Lawrence died July 6, 2017 at the VA Hospital in Des Moines, Iowa, after a courageous battle with prostate cancer. Visitation was held Sunday July 9, 2017 at Hastings Funeral Home with the family present from 5-8 p.m. Services were held on Monday July 10, 2017 at Hastings Funeral Home in Perry. Words of Comfort were provided by the Reverend Michael Walrod, De Soto, Iowa. Casket Bearers were Dylan Davis, Adam Ramirez, Gavin Macias, Thomas Corrigan, Trevor Clark, and Joe Lehnhoff. Honorary Casket Bearers were Dennis Vanomhy, Tim Collier, Larry Olson, James Noel, Larry Johnston, and Marty Terrill. Interment was in the Violet Hill Cemetery, Perry, Iowa. Military Rites provided by Navy Military Honors, American Legion Post #85, and VEW Post #506. Taps by Dylan Davis.
Lawrence was preceded in death by his parents, Melvin and Elizabeth; his step- mother Nora; “adopted parents” Walter and Arloene Olsen; daughter Kathy Corrigan-Macias; infant grandson Antonio Ramirez; and sister Lorraine Sarmiento.
He will be always in the hearts of his wife Susan of Perry; children Chad Lehnhoff of Grand Junction; Jeremy Lehnhoff of Texas; Kiley Davis (John) of Grand Junction; Kerry Corrigan (Rajaa) of Perry; Kris Corrigan (Megan) of Perry; and Kurt (Tim) Lehnhoff of Perry. He is also survived by 19 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; four brothers; Kenny Lehnhoff (Lisa); Jerry Moffit; Clifford Moffit; Larry Olsen (Dee); Four sister, Franny Lehnhoff; Pauline Moore (Louis); Marilyn Gliem (Deke); Elaine McGilvrey; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.