Lawrence A. Garfield ’50 of Stewartville, Minn., died on November 11, 2010. Lawrence was born in 1921 in Canton, Ohio, and moved to Fort Collins, Colo., with his family as a young boy. He graduated from high school in 1939 and later enlisted in the Army Air Corps, serving overseas during World War II in New Guinea as a mechanic and salvage specialist. After being discharged, he returned to Fort Collins, where he married Mary I. Aanes in 1946. The couple lived in Golden, Colo., while he attended Mines and earned a professional degree in mining engineering. At Mines he was a member of the track team. He was employed for many years as a mining engineer in Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma and Michigan. Following his retirement, Lawrence and Mary lived in Idaho before moving to Stewartville in 1997. Lawrence was a member of Grace Evangelical Free Church in Stewartville and enjoyed drawing, woodworking and wood burning, writing, gardening and time spent with his family. Mary predeceased him in 2006. He is survived by his daughters, Laura Jobes and Mary Linde; sons, James, Daniel and Scott; 21 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
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