Published in the Pine City Pioneer August 24, 2017
Lawrence Zalaznik, age 94, passed away Aug. 15, 2017, in Blair, Nebraska. He grew up east of Pine City and attended Rural School District #30. As a teenager during the depression of the 1930s he hitched a ride on a train to Crookston, Minnesota where he spent the summer working for a farmer. Although late in returning to high school, he was able to catch up on his lessons and graduate.
Lawrence served his country in the U.S. Army in Europe during World War II. He was a long time member of the American Legion in Pine City.
Lawrence and Marilyn Kvech were married and to this union three children were born: Jeff, Jody and Jon. He spent many years in Nebraska selling farm equipment.
Lawrence is survived by his wife Marilyn, three children, four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren, his sisters Mary Andersen and Erna Pangerl, and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents Matt and Katherine Zalaznik, brothers Leo, John, Ray and Will, and sister Margaret.
Burial will be at a future date.