Lawrence P. Wright, age 85, of Lakemoor, died Thursday, January 17, 2008, at his home.
He was born September 30, 1922 to Forest E. and Agnes (Kahne) Wright. Formerly of Chicago, he was a resident of Lakemoor for over 50 years.
Prior to retirement, he was employed by Oak Industries in Crystal Lake for 23 years. Enjoyments in his lifetime included fishing and hunting, bowling with the Oak Industries and McHenry Recreation leagues, traveling to area casinos to gamble, playing bingo, and spending time with his grandchildren.
Survivors include two children, Nancy (Robert) Bergslien of Crystal Lake and Forrest (Cherie) Wright of McHenry; four grandchildren, Ricky Gamboa of Algonquin, Andy Wright of Milwaukee, Desie Wright and Molly Wright, both of McHenry; and a sister, Evelyn (the late Leonard) Earll of St. Augustine, Florida.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Fortunate, on October 13, 1995; a brother, Edward Wright; and three sisters, Clara (the late Gordon) Gillespie, Emma (the late Al) Kunz, and Rosemary Chandler.
Visitation will be from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Tuesday, January 22, 2008, at the George R. Justen & Son Funeral Home, 3519 W. Elm St., McHenry, IL 60050, with a funeral blessing at 7 p.m. with Fr. Nnaso officiating.
Friends may join the family at the funeral home for prayers Wednesday, from 9:30 a.m. until leaving the funeral home at 10 a.m. for interment at St. Patrick Countryside Cemetery.
For information, call the funeral home at 815-385-2400. On-line condolences may be sent to the family at www.justenfh.com