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Lawrence Howard Erdmann

 

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Lawrence Howard Erdmann

Lawrence Howard Erdmann, Sr., 69, of North Las Vegas, passed away Jan. 14, 2017, at the Veteran's Hospital in North Las Vegas.

A resident of Las Vegas for the past four and one half years and former longtime resident of Green River, Erdmann had been in ill health for the past 20 years. 

He was born Sept.14, 1947, in Breckenridge, Colo., the son of Lawrence Herald Erdmann and Orphie Marie Stromley. 

Erdmann attended schools in Breckenridge and Keensburg, Colo., and was a 1965 graduate of the Weld Central High School in Kennsburg, Colo.

He married Lina Hatsumi Dean in Northglenn, Colo., Sept. 1, 1971.

Erdmann was a United States Marine Corp veteran of the Vietnam War. He enlisted on Oct. 13, 1965, and was Honorably Discharged in August of 1985 as a First Sargent. While in the Marine Corps, he attended Diesel Mechanic Technical School where he became certified.

After retiring from the Marine Corps, he attended water quality classes where he received many certifications through the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality.

He was employed for 22 years as a water treatment operator and supervisor at Pacific Power and Light which was later bought out by the Joint Powers Water Board and retired in September 2007. 

His interests were fishing, fly tying, hunting, scuba diving camping, and traveling. He enjoyed spending time with his family, cooking, working jig saw puzzles, home improvement and tinkering on things. 

He was very honorable, hardworking and very family oriented. 

Survivors include his wife Lina Hatsumi Erdmann of North Las Vegas; one son, Lawrence Erdmann Jr. and wife Joelle of Green River; two daughters, Cammie Buckendorf and husband Erven and Yurika Hill and husband Jeremy, all of Green River; two brothers, Neil Erdmann and wife Carol of Las Vegas and Richard Erdmann and wife Carlene of Brighton, Colo .; one sister, Karen Bowser of Lochbuie, Colo .; two brothers-in-law, James Dean and wife Chris and Gary Dean, all of Green River and sister-in-law Naomi Dean Trumble and husband Toby of Green River; eight grandchildren, Alexandria, Keith, Trace, Kimiko, Ezekiel, Marina, Aydin, and Jace. 

He was preceded in death by his parents; step-father Loren Kohlman and an infant grandson Austin.

Funeral services took place Tuesday.

Condolences may be left at http://www.vasefuneralhomes.com.

 

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