Lawrence Lease

Lawrence "Larry" Lease

April 29th, 1945 - May 10th, 2020
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Larry Lease, age 75, of Hayti, SD passed away Monday, May 11, 2020 at Prairie Lakes Hospital in Watertown.

Private family services will be Saturday, May 16, 2020.

Honorary pallbearers will be Larry’s 11 grandchildren.

Lawrence William Lease was born April 29, 1945 in Cumberland, Maryland to Charles Jasper and Ruth Elizabeth (Sweitzer) Lease. He grew up in Cumberland where he graduated from high school.

Larry joined the United States Air Force on January 16, 1964 and was honorably discharged on January 15, 1968.

Larry was united in marriage to Norma Jean Bruchey on May 5, 1973 in Frederick, Maryland. Larry lived in Frederick, Maryland and Ranson, West Virginia where he worked as a mechanic and truck driver. The family moved to Hayti, South Dakota in 1991. Larry worked for 19 years at the Hamlin Education Center prior to retirement.

He enjoyed outdoor activities such as camping, fishing and hunting, as well as mechanical tinkering.

Larry is survived by his wife, Norma Lease of Hayti; children, Dean (Martha) Sell (stepson) of Martinsburg, WV, Randy (Vicky) Lease of Haymarket, VA, Eric (Jenny) Lease of Watertown, SD and David Lease of Watertown, SD; 11 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; his brother, Charles (Vicki) Lease of Clearville, PA; his sister, Linda Keefauver of Cumberland, MD; and 2 nieces and their families.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Ruth Lease; and his niece, Shelly.

Arrangements with Wight & Comes Funeral Chapel, Watertown,
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    Saturday May 16th, 2020 |
    Saturday May 16th, 2020
    Wight & Comes Funeral Chapel
    1111 4th St NE
    WATERTOWN, SD 57201
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Mrs. Manny

Posted at 12:52am
Mr. Lease, a fine man with a loving wife and children brought up with respect. He will be missed but long remembered as family and friends and those at Hazel School carry the fine memories of him well into the years to come. With saddened hearts today may we hope in a better tomorrow. John 5:28,29 Psalm 37:11,29 (former teacher)


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Posted at 12:02pm
Randy & Vicky, We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
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Victor and Linda Garner

Posted at 11:10am
We are sad to hear of Larry's passing. He seemed to be a humble and kind man. We are praying that the Spirit will comfort all of you at this time.
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Kris Singrey

Posted at 11:02am
One day at the Hazel elementary school the boiler was acting up. Larry was sitting on the steps watching intently to make sure that the pressure didn’t get too high. I just couldn’t resist. I walked up behind Larry in hollered boo really loud! Pretty sure I scared him 2 feet off the step. He chased me straight out of the building with a toilet plunger. We laughed about this for years. A great man! My condolences to the family.

Lana Glaim

Posted at 11:32am
Norma and family I am so sorry to hear of Larrys passing you will be in my thoughts and prayers.He was a very kind man

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