August 11, 2013 in Obituaries

Obituary: Mosolf, Lawrence Edward

Age 87

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MOSOLF, Lawrence Edward (Age 87) Lawrence Edward Mosolf of Newport, passed away on March 13, 2013 in Mesa, Arizona. Larry was born in Sandpoint on August 16, 1925, the son of Otto and Hilma Mosolf. Larry is survived by his wife of 63 years, Marjorie ‘Marge’; two children, Dennis Mosolf and Paula (Roy) Clever; two grandchildren, Kevin Schambron and Kimberlee Magee; two great grandchildren, Kyle Schambron and Makayla Shoulders; and great great granddaughter, Mariela; and two nephews, Gary Saty and Ron Saty. Larry was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Alene Lenhart, Mary (Ted) Saty, Jeanette (Joe) Cromie; and nephew Wally Cromie. A Celebration of Larry’s Life will be held at his home on the Pend O’rielle River at: 141 Patriel Dr., Newport, Washington on Saturday August 17, 2013 with an open-house from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm. A hard working, private man is who our dad was. He had an admirable work ethic which was his structure, but he enjoyed life to the fullest. Larry was a man of many interests and talents. He had a love for tinkering, from wood work to repairing lawn mowers. Dad had a firm belief in the Golden Rule to ‘Do unto others as you would have them do unto you’. His love of the outdoors wa passed on to his children and grandchildren through camping, boating, water skiing, fishing and hunting. His great love was hiking with friends in the Superstitions Mountains of Arizona enjoying the open space and the birds and animals that inhabited it. Larry and Marge enjoyed the music and dancing with the Hicks ‘n Chicks Square Dancers and were past President of the Western Dance Association. Throughout their many years of square dancing, they met many friends that they hold close to their heart. Apart from the World War II years in Germany, Larry spent his life in Sandpoint and Spokane. He worked upholstering furniture at CraftMaster’s before accepting a position with Inland Motor Freight/Garrett Freight as a dock worker and truck driver. After his retirement, he and Marge traveled before deciding to be snowbirds residing in both Newport Washinton and Mes Arizona. Memorial may be made to the Cancer Society or a favorite conservation fund in his name. Larry had a great life!

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