Lawrence Plank, 101, of Liberty Township, Pa., peacefully passed away on Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013, at Broad Acres in Wellsboro.
Lawrence Charles was born on Oct. 26, 1911, in Morris Township, a son of Robert and Selva (Butters) Plank. He was the last survivor of Liberty High School's graduating class of 1929. Lawrence and the former Lois E. Moyer were married in the Liberty Lutheran Church on Nov. 29, 1933. They shared over 65 years together and were blessed with eight children before her passing on March 2, 1999.
In addition to being a dairy farmer for over 70 years, Mr. Plank operated heavy equipment and draglines in several construction venues. He later was employed by Liberty Schools as head custodian for many years. Lawrence was a member of the Sebring and Pomona Granges and St. Paul's Methodist Church in Nauvoo.
Surviving are his seven children, Joanne (Fred) Heyler, of Morris and Norma (Robert) Pritchard, of Walkerton, Va., Arlan (Gerry) Plank, Larry Plank, Marlin (Diane) Plank, John (Sue) Plank, all of Liberty, Donald (Pauline) Plank, of Tioga; 25 grandchildren; 49 great-grandchildren and 20 great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces nephews and cousins.
In addition to his wife, Lois, and parents, he was predeceased by a son, Merlin and five siblings, Leo, Arnold, Russell, Verna and Erma.
Calling hours are 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, at Nauvoo's St. Paul's Methodist Church. Rev. Tom Harmic will officiate the funeral services at 2:30 p.m. Burial will be private.
His family will provide flowers and suggest memorials to St. Paul's Church, c/o Sue Heyler, 317 Linck Hill Road, Morris, PA 16938. Zwicharowski Funeral Home in Blossburg is assisting with arrangements. Share condolences at www.pepperfuneralhomes.com.