Lawrence Freeman Wilhelm
Lawrence Freeman Wilhelm
  • November 1, 1929 - January 25, 2016
  • Virginia

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Lawrence Freeman Wilhelm, 86,of Stuarts Draft, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Monday, January 25, 2016 at the Augusta Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Fishersville, Virginia
He was born in Buena Vista, Virginia on November 1, 1929 to the late Luther F. and Irene McManama Wilhelm.
Lawrence worked for many years constructing surrounding area interstate highway systems. He was a master carpenter and helped build many homes. In this spare time, he helped construct three churches.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Catherine Armentrout; two brothers, Emmanuel and Jimmy Wilhelm, and four sisters, Gertrude Wilhelm, Myrtle Armentrout, Betty Clark, and Audrey Wilhelm.
Left to cherish his memory are his children and their families, Linda Rudd and husband, Bill, their daughters, Heather Palmer and her husband, Gavin, Kristen and Katie Rudd; son, Les Wilhelm and wife, Elizabeth and their children, Mary Kathren Dudley, and her husband, Richie, Spencer Wilhelm, Benjamin, Matthew and Jessica Jackson; son, Robert Wilhelm and wife, Shelley and their children, Jeremy and Christopher Wilhelm; five great grandchildren, brother, Aaron " Sonny" Wilhelm; sister, Dorothy Southers; brother -in-law, Herman Armentrout; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and friends.
A funeral service will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, January 30, 2016 at the Stuarts Draft Chapel of Reynolds Hamrick Funeral Homes with Pastor Robert Moore officiating. Burial to follow at Calvary United Methodist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 12:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m., Saturday, January 30, 2016 at the funeral home.
The family would like to express a heartfelt gratitude and appreciation to the nursing staff at the Augusta Nursing and Rehabilitation Center for their love and care they provided to Lawrence and his family.
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