2013-04-04 / Obituaries

Jeannette Lawler, 92, formerly of Linton


Jeannette Lawler Jeannette Lawler Jeannette Lawler, 92, formerly of Linton, died Monday, March 25, 2013, in her home in Grand Forks.

Jeannette was born Sept 5, 1920, in Hull to John and Lemmie (Meinema) Hasper. She graduated from Hague High School and Capital Commercial College in Bismarck.

She married Terry Lawler on Oct. 23, 1946. They lived for a short time in Rigby, Idaho, and Dothan, Ala., but made their permanent home in Linton where they raised their two daughters. After the death of her husband, she moved to Grand Forks.

Jeannette was employed by several branches of the USDA(ASC, SCS, and FHA) and the Emmons County Soil Conservation District.

Jeannette was very active in the community. She was a member of the Ground Observers Corps. She was also a member of the LAW Homemakers Club, the Hampton Homemakers Club, the American Legion Auxiliary Dan R. Richardson Unit # 54, and the Emmons County Historical Society. She organized the local Auxiliary Past Presidents Parley.

She attended the United Methodist Church and was involved with the United Methodist Church Women. She was a leader of the Lively Lintonettes 4-H Club.

Jeannette enjoyed crafts of many kinds, sewing, painting with oils and watercolors, and gardening. She enjoyed music including school concerts. She also loved to travel; the highlight being her trip to England and the Netherlands and her trips to Arizona during the winter. She loved visits with friends and family and sharing her home baked goodies. She corresponded and kept in touch with the many friends she made over the course of her life.

Jeannette is survived by her daughters, Iris (Donald) Box, Phoenix, Ariz., Terri (Ken) Jerik, Grand Forks; brother, Arnold (Esther) Hasper, Aberdeen, S.D.; brother-inlaw, Harris “Hoot” (Linda) Lawler, Calif.; sister-in-law Margaret Lawler, Boise, Idaho; and eighteen nieces and twelve nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Terry; brother, John; three brothers in-law, Frank “Bud”, Murray, Clinton “Ike”; two sisters-in-law, Phyllis (Ike) Lawler, and Velma (Frank) Lawler and one nephew, Jeff Hasper.

A memorial service was held in Grand Forks on Wednesday, March 27, 2013. Jeannette donated her body to the University of North Dakota Medical School.

Interment will be at the Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Mandan at a later time.

Undesignated memorials will be directed to Campus Crusade for Christ, The American Cancer Society, N.D. Teen Challenge or The North Dakota Veteran’s Cemetery, Mandan.

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