Lawrence (Larry) McQueen, 91, of 20881 State Highway 198, Saegertown, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012, at Crawford County Care Center.
Larry was born in Remus, Mich., on July 10, 1921, son of the late Archibald and Lucille McQueen. On Feb. 14, 1967, Larry married Betty Pauline Bradway; she preceded him in death on Oct. 23, 2002. He had previously been married to Betty Moser who died in 1999 in Grand Rapids, Mich.
After 49 years of service, Larry retired in 1986 as a self-employed, professional truck driver. In 1988, following his retirement, he began his own lawn mowing, snow plowing and firewood cutting business from which he retired in 2004. A U.S. Army Air Corps veteran during World War II, Larry entered active service on Nov. 19, 1940, and served his country honorably until his discharge on Dec. 10, 1948. He was a lifetime member of Venango Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 205, Cambridge Springs American Legion Post 38, the 40 and 8 Club and the Saegertown American Legion Post 205 where he had served as past post commander. He enjoyed woodworking.
Larry is survived by his children, Lawrence McQueen II and his wife, Carol, of Linesville, Nancy Robinson and her husband, Randy, of Grand Rapids, Mich., Linda Bennett and her husband, Jack, of Grand Rapids, Dan Trace and his wife, Connie, of Meadville, Bob Trace and his wife, Mary, of East Springfield, Joan Shade and her husband, Blane, of Meadville, Diane Buckley of Fredonia, and Paula Huson and her husband, Arnell, of Saegertown; two stepdaughters, Dana Weatherwax and Paula Buckley, both of Grand Rapids; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents and his wife, Betty, of 35 years, Larry was preceded in death by a daughter, Terri Lu; a son, Arnold Trace Jr.; a daughter-in-law, Cindy Trace; three grandchildren; a great-grandchild; six brothers and sisters, Bob McQueen, Ferris (Fuzzie) McQueen and his wife, Joan, Marvin McQueen and his wife, Dee, Betty Johnson and her husband, Johnny, Margaret and Harold McQueen.
Funeral Services with full military honors by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2006 are at 2 p.m. today at Stephen P. Mizner Funeral Home & Cremation Services Inc., 330 Broad St., Saegertown, with the Rev. Mark Rusnak of AseraCare Hospice officiating. Following the service, visitation will take place from 3 to 4:30 p.m.
Interment will take place in Ewing Cemetery, East Mead Township.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Unit of the Crawford County Care Center, 20881 State Highway 198, Saegertown, Pa. 16433.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to AseraCare Hospice as well as to the staff of the Alzheimer’s Unit of the Crawford County Care Center, especially Shirley and Shane, for the wonderful care they provided.
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