Laurence Barlow


LYONS -- Laurence Dale "Larry" Barlow, 76, of Lyons, Ohio, passed away in his home on Thursday, August 21, 2014, after a long battle with cancer.

Prior to his retirement, he had been a dairy farmer for 25 years and had also worked as an electrician for Sauder Woodworking in Archbold.

Larry was born in Delta on July 1, 1938, the son of Ernest and Violet Rose (Heft) Barlow. On November 17, 1957, he married Shirley Jean Free, and she survives. He was a member of the East Chesterfield Christian Church. He was also a member of the Prairie Gold and Minneapolis Moline Collectors, loved Studebaker automobiles, and was a big Minnesota Vikings fan. He was also an Air Force veteran.

Surviving, besides his wife, Shirley, are two daughters, Denise Barlow of San Antonio, Texas, and Pam (Al) Dickson of Waldron, Mich.; one son, Arlen Barlow of Toledo; and three grandchildren, Aaron and Andrew Larson and Daneel Dickson. He is also survived by his sister, La Donna Mason of Oklahoma City, Okla.

He was preceded in death by both parents; his son, Laurence "Dean" Barlow; sister, Ernestine Mathers; and brothers, Lincoln and Clarence Barlow.

Visitation for Larry will be held from 2-8 p.m. Saturday, August 23, 2014, at the Edgar-Grisier Funeral Home in Wauseon. The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the East Chesterfield Christian Church, with Pastor Floyd Vincent, officiating. Interment will follow in the Lyons Cemetery.

The family requests that memorial contributions be given to Gentiva Hospice, Lyons-Royalton Fire Department or East Chesterfield Christian Church. Online condolences may be offered to the family at

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