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Wednesday, July 28, 2021
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Thursday, July 29, 2021
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Lawrence Bernard Landsteiner, 79, of Minnesota Lake, passed away on July 24, 2021 in Rochester, MN from a massive brain hemorrhage.
Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, July 29 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Teresa Catholic Church in Mapleton. Visitation will be Wednesday, July 28 from 3:00-7:00 p.m. at the church and will continue one hour prior to the service. Burial will be at St. John the Baptist Catholic Cemetery in Minnesota Lake. Olson-Tichenor Funeral Home is assisting with arrangements.
Lawrence was born on December 19, 1941 at home on the farm in Danville Township to Bernard and Dorothy (Staloch) Landsteiner. He attended country school through 8th grade and graduated from Mapleton High School in 1959. He entered the Minnesota National Guard for 3 ½ years after graduation, Lawrence then began farming with his father and then his brothers and nephews until he retired in 2007. He always helped with the farming for the remainder of his life. He enjoyed traveling with the Pro Farmer Midwest Crop Tour and was presented a Master Crop Scout award in August 2013. He also served on the Festag Committee of Minnesota Lake chairing the little kids pedal pull for almost 20 years. On July 20, 1965, Lawrence was united in marriage to Joan Woitas at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Minnesota Lake. Together they made their home on the farm for 56 years and raised their three children. He loved all aspects of farming, gardening, and feeding his cats.
Lawrence is survived by wife of 56 years, Joan of Minnesota Lake; sons, Richard (Charlene) of Mankato and Dale of Kansas City, Missouri; four grandchildren, Keely (Josiah) Miller of Mankato, Derek and Parker Landsteiner of Mankato, and Jillian Landsteiner of Kansas City, Missouri; three great-grandchildren, Holden, Hudson, and Gemma Miller of Mankato; two brothers, James (Jackie) and Paul (Shellie) all of Mapleton; four sisters, Margaret (Dale) Hawker of Rochester, Jeanie (Ron) Van Rossum of East Greenville, Pennsylvania, Judy Johnson (Mark Hueper) of Frost, and Marie (Chris) Rigdon of Mapleton; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Dennis (Laurie) Woitas of Waterville and Jerome “Jerry” (Yang) Woitas of Kingsville, Texas; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; father and mother-in-law, Edward and Alvina Woitas; son, Michael in 1987; two sisters, Mary Helen in 1943 and Mary Dorothy in 1952; brother, James Joseph in 1948; and sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Anna Marie and Lawrence Miller.