Lawrence Edward Monger

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July 8, 1933 ~ January 21, 2017

Lawrence “Gramps” Monger, 83, Sioux Falls, died Saturday, January 21, 2017, at the Good Samaritan Center in Sioux Falls.

Visitation will begin at 10:00am, Saturday, January 28, 2017, at Brandon Lutheran Church, with a Memorial Service following at 11:00am. Private Inurnment will happen at a later time.

Lawrence Edward Monger was born July 8, 1933, to Huldur Sr. and Louise (Peters) Monger in Sherman, SD. Lawrence grew up in Sioux Falls, where he attended school. After graduating, he began working construction and plumbing jobs for various companies. On July 2, 1953, Lawrence was united in marriage to Joyce Baker, in Sioux Falls, SD. Their marriage was blessed with two sons, Chuck and Don. The family resided in Brandon and Sioux Falls throughout the years, always members of Brandon Lutheran Church. Faith, family and community were important to Lawrence. He will be remembered as the early morning greeter at church, who was always there to open the door and shake hands with everyone who entered. Lawrence was a member of the Brandon Volunteer Fire Department for over 14 years. He was forever a gentleman with a strong work ethic which has been passed down to his family.

Gramps had the best lawn for miles. He was always outside watering, mowing, or shoveling. Over the years, he usually had moved enough snow around to make the biggest snow piles where his grandkids could go sledding! He made ice skating ponds, and homemade swimming pools, he loved to see his family smile. You could always count on a wave from Gramps when you drove by. He never wanted to miss anyone! If you stopped to visit, Lawrence loved to talk and wasn’t afraid to share his opinion.

Lawrence will be deeply missed by his wife Joyce; one son, Chuck (Mary) Monger, Sioux Falls; three grandchildren, Laura (Dana) Stockland, Casey Monger, and Jacob Monger, all of Sioux Falls; two great-grandchildren, Charlie and Ben; and one sister, Edna Colwill, Sioux Falls.

Lawrence was preceded in death by his parents, one son, Donnie; and two brothers, Huldur Jr. and Donald.

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  • Larry & Mindee Johnson says:

    Joyce & families: You and your families are in our thoughts and prayers during this most difficult time. Retired Brandon Fire Chief Larry Johnson & Mindee

  • Barbara Galland says:

    God bless and strengthen you, give you joy in memories!. Lawrence is is continuing his work and fun loving in Heaven😇

  • Eleanor Neisteadt says:

    Didn’t know your husband. Talked to him maybe 2 times on my morning walk. Just thought it was nice that he greeted everyone with a wave. Long may he wave from his special place in Heaven.

  • Mary Niedringhaus says:

    Dear Joyce, Chuck and Mary,
    Please know I send my love and admiration for a life well lived. Lawrence will be there to open the doors to heaven for us. Hopefully with good rhurbarb ready to go.
    He and his memory will always make me smile. You’ll be in my thoughts and prayers in the days ahead, and I’ll come see you as soon as I get back home. God is there with you in the days ahead. You have a great investment in Heaven.

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