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In Memory of Pauline Lawrence


March 25, 1942 - February 24, 2019

Pauline Ann Lawrence, 76, of Dewey Twp, passed away peacefully Sunday, February 24, 2019 at Mayo Health in Eau Claire. She was born March 25, 1942 in Shell Lake, WI to Oscar and Olga (Sommerfield) Meister, the fifth of six children and was raised on the family farm west of Shell Lake. She often spoke fondly of time spent on the farm, milking, haying and fishing. After graduating from Shell Lake High School in 1960, Pauline moved to the Twin Cities and earned a certificate in key punch, which led to her employment at Honeywell. She was married in Spooner, WI on June 5, 1965 to "the Sunshine of her life," Richard Lawrence. The couple bought a home in Mounds View, MN, and lived there until 1972 when they fulfilled their dream of owning a dairy farm west of Shell Lake. Pauline managed the farm, was the founding organizer of the Tri-County Dairy Promotion which sponsored events such as dairy breakfasts. She was a member of the Milk Marketing board. Pauline loved farming and also enjoyed gardening, canning, freezing and harvesting berries. She organized many community events including a benefit after the Siren tornado of 2001. Pauline authored "Dewey Country," which was published in local papers for nearly twenty years, concluding in 2018. She instilled in her children and grandchildren the values of hard work and positive attitude.

She is survived by her children: Paula Cramer of Eau Claire, Pamela (Jason) Scharton of Hudson, Penny (Jeff) Ladd of Chetek and Rich (Julie) Lawrence of Shell Lake; her grandchildren: Mackenzie Cramer, Landon Osmondson and Allaskah Scharton, Remington, Rylee and Reyana Ladd, Owen, Sable, Conrad and Chassie Lawrence; siblings: Dorothy Gudlin, Carl (Betty) Meister, Marie (Warren) Quam, Paul Meister, Esther (Jim) Bernecker; many nieces, nephews, cousins and incredible friends, including her handsome young paramours, Rory and Rammy. Pauline was preceded in death by her husband, Richard on January 9, 2011; granddaughter, Aarika on February 22, 2018; sister-in-law, Barb Meister.

Service information will be published soon.

Skinner Funeral Home of Shell Lake is serving the family.


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