Lawrence J. Peine, 84, rural Hampton, died Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at his home.
Lawrence was born April 7, 1928 in Empire Township to Henry and Margaret (Wollmering) Peine. He married Dolores Landsberger in New Trier on September 9, 1953 and she preceded him in death. Lawrence married Mary (Hoffmann) Meyers on February 14, 1983 in St. Paul. He was a life-long New Trier area farmer.
Lawrence is survived by his wife Mary; children Gail (Bob) Kimmes, Jean Peine, Deb (Bob) Rahman, Dan (Bev) Peine, Ron (Bev) Peine, Nick (Pam) Peine, Ann Rapp and George Peine, and the Meyers children and their families; 36 grandchildren and 35 great-grandchildren; brothers John (Helen) Peine, Henry (Monica) Peine and Lloyd (Lenore) Peine; sisters Marge Beissel and Casey (Ron) Greene.
He was preceded in death by his parents; first wife; son Larry; sisters Mary Rose Feidt and Vi Weber; brothers Ervin and "Butch."
The Funeral Mass, officiated by Father Stan Mader, and co-officiated by Fathers Marvin Klaers, Fernando Ortega, Martin and Leonard Siebenaler, was held March 15, at St. Mary's Catholic Church of New Trier.
Interment followed in the parish cemetery with Military Honors provided by the Hastings VFW Lyle Russell Post #1210.
Pallbearers were Aaron Peine, Matt Braford, Jeff Rahman, Theresa Kimmes, Nicole Peine, and Nathan Peine.
Honorary pallbearers were Jerry Werner, Raynard Rother, Gene Kimmes, Joe Marthaler, Nick Stein, Roger Kimmes, Jim McGraw and Dave Radman.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association.
Arrangements by Caturia-Smidt Funeral Home, Hastings. www.caturia-smidtfh.com