Phillip Lawrey

Profile Updated: September 8, 2022
Phillip Lawrey
Residing In Apple Valley, MN USA
Spouse/Partner Debi Lawrey
Occupation Retired Businessman
Children John Lawrey, born 1982- Pastor; Married to Kaitlyn Lawrey; Duluth, MN
Kathryn Wind, born 1985- Mother More…of three; Married to Brandon Wind; Algona, IA
Allyson Wightman, born 1989- Teacher; Married to Bob Wightman; Chaska, MN
Military Service US Airforce  
Yes! Attending Reunion

-US Airforce 1968-1972 Staff Sergeant; Served in Korea, California, and NATO headquarters in Belgium

-Completed degree in geography at University of Minnesota-Duluth

-Married 46 years to Debi Lawrey (Anderson)

-Moved south to the cities and worked for Eddie Bauer as a store manager, and continued in the outdoor industry until retirement in 2013

-What I do when I'm not working-
In no particular order of importance:
Hunting, Fishing, Camping, Canoeing, Kayaking, Shooting, Hiking, Backpacking, Hobby gunsmithing, Gardening, Birding, Paddle making, Reading voraciously, Guitar playing, Listening to music, Fun with family, Writing...
Never a boring day!

Elementary School? (The Class Portrait will be taken by Elementary School Attended.)

Bryant Elementary

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Sep 15, 2022 at 1:46 PM
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Sep 12, 2022 at 8:18 PM

Hi Sue, wishing you all the best. Missoula huh .From the frying pan into the fire winter wise.I hope you have had the great life you deserve.Sincerely,Phil Lawrey

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Sep 12, 2022 at 8:11 PM

Hi Dave,It was great having you as a classmate(Bryant,Lincoln,Denfeld) a camp mate at Mink Lake Camp and a neighbor.I am glad to have contact with you ,at last. Thanks for your service in the Navy. So great to see you are a dad of 5; granddad, and great granddad _; you overachiever! My late wife Debi and I have 3 wonderful children and 3 grandchildren.They are the focus of my life now.I thank GOD for this honor. I wish you and your family well .Also I wish you an early happy December birthday( another thing we share).All my best, Phil Lawrey

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Sep 12, 2022 at 7:47 PM

Hi Connie, I was nice having you as a classmate and neighbor. Smart to leave for a warmer state. All my best to you and your family. Phil Lawrey

Sep 12, 2022 at 7:33 PM

Hi Dan, thanks for your service and sacrifice.All gave some ,some gave all. I just had my 50th anniversary of my serving in the USAF. A full and satisfying life was had in the intervening years. Nice to have contact with you again. I remember our time at denfeld well. All my best, Phil Lawrey

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Sep 12, 2022 at 7:20 PM

HI Dale, I have thought about you often through the years.Having you as my neighbor on Vernon street was memorable. My Mom sent me a clipping from the Duluth paper about your Dad and his service in WW2. I still have it. The city tore down our home on Vernon to make a roadway for the new elementary school. I was a little sad because I would drive my kids past that house and share my happy memories of that neighborhood.I am glad to see you served in the USAF as well . My service took a little farther from home but both were just as important . My sister Donna worked with you in the highway department years ago and told me you had a farm.Another dream that came true for you . I am happy far you Dale. I have had a happy life.Read my profile. Always your buddy, Phil Lawrey

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Sep 12, 2022 at 6:48 PM
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Sep 08, 2022 at 1:56 PM

September 5th 2022 was the 50th anniversary of my honorable discharge from the U.S. Airforce.
What an adventure!

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Sep 12, 2022 at 8:54 PM

Posted on: Sep 08, 2022 at 1:44 PM

On February 25th, my love of my life of 46 years was called home to be with Christ. She was an exceptional wife, grandma and teacher for 43 years. She was a credit to her parents Paul and Orlynn Anderson. I thank GOD for the honor and grace to have been her husband, friend, and number one fan.

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