Lawrence Monroe Lingenfelter

Lawrence Monroe Lingenfelter

February 26, 1924 - November 02, 2020

Lawrence Monroe Lingenfelter, 96, of rural Lockridge passed away on Monday, November 2, 2020, at Arbor Court in Mt. Pleasant.

Monroe was born on February 26, 1924, at Canton, Illinois the only son and eldest child of Henry Banks & Fern Marie (Harper) Lingenfelter. At the age of 11 he and his family moved to rural Lockridge, where he completed the 8th grade. At the age of 21, he was drafted into the United States Army during World War II. He served from March 9, 1945 until December 6, 1946, as a light truck driver, stationed in Okinawa, Japan. This was the first time Monroe had been on a boat and away from the farm. Following his honorable discharge he returned to Iowa and worked on the farm. Monroe was a man who worked hard and was willing to lend a helping hand, sometimes worked just for a hot meal. He lived simply and was a content man. He loved his cows, cats, his bibbed overalls and even an occasional opossum. He loved music, playing the guitar and piano.

He was united in marriage to Mary Jane Sickels on November 30, 1978, in Keosauqua. They enjoyed 10 years of adventures together before her death on March 22, 1988. Monroe would often been seen walking to where he was going, he found his tractor was always more reliable than his truck or car.

Monroe is survived by numerous nieces, nephews, great and great great nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife and his sisters, Hildreth Nebergal, Helen Willis, June Jennings, Betty Helterbran and Ferna Garner.

Funeral Services will be held on Monday, November 9, 2020, at 10:30 a.m. at the Murphy Funeral Home of Mt. Pleasant with Pastor Aaron Helterbran officiating. Burial will follow with Military Honors conducted by the Henry County Honor Guard at the Lambirth Cemetery rural Mt. Pleasant. Friends may call after 3 p.m. on Sunday at the Murphy Funeral Home where the family will be present from 5 to 7 p.m. that evening. Memorials may be directed to the Lambirth Cemetery and or to the Living Water Farms Christian Camp in his memory.


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