Lawrence Andrew Steele, 90, of Brookville, passed away early Tuesday morning, September 1, 2020 at his residence.
He was born December 7, 1929 in Connersville, one of nine children of George G. and Phema (Parsons) Steele.
A proud veteran, Lawrence served in the United States Army for the 27th Engineer Combat Batallion during the Vietnam War and the Korean Conflict. He was honorably discharged December 31, 1967. After his retirement from the Army, Lawrence moved back to Franklin County for residence.
On July 19, 1969, he was married in Laurel to Ethel Louise Story. Mrs. Steele passed away on April 20, 2018.
He later worked in masonry locally and also for the City of St. Cloud, Florida from 1979-1990.
He was a member of the American Legion Post No. #77 in Brookville. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and working outdoors.
Survivors include three daughters, Janice Edith (Mike) Cade of Aurora, Indiana, Loree (Tim) Persinger of West College Corner, Indiana, and Toni Ferman of San Diego, California; eight grandchildren, Sam (Grant) Locke, Jennifer (Tyler) Repp, Leea Persinger, James Pazzaglia, Chris (Shelly) Pazzaglia, Ryan (Betsie) Sams, Erika (Kendrick) Ferriell, and Sara (George) Malagan; eleven great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his wife, Ethel Louise Steele, his parents, two daughters, Georgia Marie Pazzaglia and Verna Sams; two sisters, Mary Pence and Venis Feeback; and six brothers, Joe Sparks, David Steele, Charles Steele, Benjamin Steele, Everett Steele, and Franklin Steele.
Friends and family may call from 11:00 a.m. until the time of service at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, September 5, 2020 at Miller, Moster, Robbins Funeral Home. Pastor Samuel M. Locke will officiate the service. Burial will follow at Laurel North Cemetery. A live stream of the service will be available at millermosterrobbins.com.