Lawrence L. Blakeborough, 93Lawrence L. Blakeborough, age 93, formerly of Glenwood City, Wis., died Monday, March 12, at the Golden Age Manor in Amery, Wis.
Lawrence L. Blakeborough, age 93, formerly of Glenwood City, Wis., died Monday, March 12, at the Golden Age Manor in Amery, Wis.
Larry was born Feb. 17, 1919, in the Twp. of Maple Grove Osseo, Minn., to Charles Edmond and Pearl Edna (Jobes) Blakeborough. They moved to River Falls, Wis., in 1926, where Larry graduated high school. He worked at the Lawton Creamery when he married Carol Larson June 26, 1940, at the South Rush River Lutheran Church. They moved to Barron, Wis., in 1942 where he worked for the Barron County Coop as a buttermaker. This is where he won the Governor's Sweepstakes on butter in 1955. He was hired as the manager of the St. Croix County Valley Dairies in 1956 in Glenwood City.
Larry served as president of the St. Croix Co. Fair Board for 26 years and the St. Croix County board of directors for 10 years. He was a director on the Glenhaven Nursing Home Board, president of the community club, and served as president of the Glenhill Riders. Larry worked for Everts Funeral Home in Glenwood City for 27 years.
He enjoyed being with people and all aspects of life. He was a member of Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Glenwood City. Upon the death of his wife, Carol, Larry moved to River Falls to live with his sister, Ruby Nelson.
Larry was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Carol, in 1999; and daughter-in-law Linda.
Larry is survived by two sons, Barry Blakeborough of Hayward, Wis., and Gregg Blakeborough of Amery; five grandchildren: Megan Tucker and husband, Dan; Ty Blakeborough and wife, Diane; Cole Blakeborough and wife, Stacey; Tara Lee and husband, Ryan; and Dru Blakeborough; four great-grandchildren, Annalise, Ayden, Aubrey, and Chevelle; sister, Ruby Nelson of River Falls. He is further survived by other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held Friday, March 16, at Holy Cross Lutheran Church with Reverend Julie Brenden officiating. Burial was in Our Savior's Cemetery, Ellsworth Twp., Wis.
Local arrangements by the Anderson Funeral Home in Glenwood City.
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