Lawrence Arthurs

Lawrence Arthurs
Date of Birth: April 17, 1952
Died on: May 18, 2020

Lawrence Arthurs, 68, of Milltown, WI, died peacefully due to COVID-19 May 18, 2020, at Regions Hospital, St. Paul, MN.

Lawrence Arthurs was born April 17, 1952, to Lawrence and LaNore (Higgins) Arthurs in St. Paul, MN. In the early 1960’s, the family moved to the Mellette/Northville SD, area where Larry grew up.

On November 7, 1970, Larry married Peggy Norton. They resided in Aberdeen, then later moved to Minnesota. At the time of Larry’s death, he resided in Milltown.

Larry enjoyed and loved many people; he was definitely a family man. He was a father to many people who weren’t his own. Larry would go out of his way to help anyone. He looked forward to dressing up and playing Santa Claus for many unfortunate people, especially the little kids. That was a big joy to him. He also loved to chase the little children with his “People Eater.” If you were talking to Larry on the phone, he would never hang up without saying “I love you!” He will be remembered as a big teddy bear dressed in blue bib overalls.

For the past 25 years Larry has worked for Trans America, Shortys and Corkys towing companies as a dispatcher, he loved his work so much.

Grateful for having shared Larry’s life are his wife of 49 years: Peggy (Norton) Arthurs; children: Lawrence (Jenny) Arthurs, Monticello, MN, Margaret Arthurs, Coon Rapids, MN, Marcy (Chad Boyce) Arthurs, Columbia Heights, MN, Jimmy Arthurs (Lori), Clayton, WI, Johnny Arthurs, Columbia Heights, MN, Melissa Partlow, Milltown, WI, Lance Arthurs, Milltown, WI, and Makayla Arthurs (Bryce), St. Paul, MN; sixteen grandchildren; siblings: twin brother Terrance (Patty) Arthurs, West Point, UT, Irene Rothe, Waterloo, NE, Diane Zahn, Aberdeen, SD, Linda (Doug) Amick, Rapid City, SD, John (Leslie) Arthurs, Aberdeen, SD, Julie (Katie) Arthurs, Amery, WI, Louise Simon, Blaine MN, and Cheri (Ed) Schneider, Cottage Grove, MN; many nieces, nephews and cousins, along with a large number of great nieces and nephews; in-laws: Delbert (Sharon) Norton, Aberdeen, SD, Howard (Carla) Norton, Aberdeen, SD, Delilah Norton, Ipswich, SD, Betty (Phil) Kidder, Michigan, Maybelle Meidinger, Sioux Falls, SD, and Jim Farrell, De Smet, SD.

Preceding Larry in death are son: Gerald; father: Lawrence (Audrey) Arthurs; mother LaNore (Henry) Knutson; sister: Laura Langton; sons-in-law: Josh Fultz and Jason Anderson; brothers-in-law: Leland Norton, Elmer Zahn and Jim Langton; sister-in-law: Mary Ellen Farrell; and father and mother-in-law: Leo and Evelyn Norton.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

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