SWANVILLE -- Lawrence T. Pelzer, 80, Swanville, died Tuesday, May 20, 2003, at Long Prairie Memorial Hospital in Long Prairie.
He was born March 4, 1923, in Terbonne to Fred and Marie (Moreau) Pelzer. He married Loretta Drew on Aug. 5, 1954. They farmed near Flensburg for 41 years.
Survivors include his wife, Swanville; a daughter, Denise Welters, Long Prairie; four sons, Patrick Pelzer, Long Prairie, Charles Pelzer, Swanville, Paul Pelzer, Swanville, and Brian Pelzer, Long Prairie; 15 grandchildren; five brothers, Joe Pelzer, South Haven, Marc Pelzer, Fort Ripley, Fred Pelzer, Royalton, Douglas Pelzer, Brainerd, and Daniel Pelzer, Flensburg; and two sisters, Pauline Neu, Little Falls, and Lorraine Schneider, Sartell.
A brother, Herman, and one sister, Bernadine, died earlier.
Services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Swanville with the Rev. Arlie Sowada officiating. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, with Christian Women's rosary at 4:30 p.m. and parish prayers at 7:30 p.m., and an hour before services Friday at the church.
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