Lawrence Benjamin Wisner passed away at his home in Carmichael,

on Thursday March 14th. He was 88 years old. Interment was at Mt. Vernon

Memorial Park in Fair Oaks.

Lawrence Wisner was born on June 1, 1924 in Chowchilla, to Rev. Raymond

and Beatrice (Hawver) Wisner. He grew up in California, moving

multiple times as his father pastored various churches in towns such as

Huntington Park, Sacramento, Railroad Flat and El Monte. The day after

he turned 18, he enlisted into the army. While on leave in 1944 he married

his high school sweetheart Jennie Allene Orrell, and days later returned

to base, and was sent to Europe. He fought in France and Germany after

the Normandy invasion in World War II.

After the war he returned home to his wife and started a family, having

2 children, Laurene and Raymond. He moved his family to Mt. Shasta

City where he cleared some land and built a house on what is now Wisner

Rd. He worked on his farm, became a plumber at Benshoff’s Plumbing,

and was also head custodian for the Mt. Shasta School District.

In 1964 he moved his family to the Sacramento area and built a house

in Carmichael. He worked as a maintenance man for the San Juan Unified

School District and attended the Carmichael Bible Church for many

years. He continued a life of service, working on many projects for friends

and family, even into his 80s.

Lawrence is survived by his wife of 69 years who he affectionately

called Allene; 2 sisters, Mildred Hand of Mt Shasta City, and Ruth Gilliam

of Redding; 2 children, Laurene Nelson (Ed) of Sacramento, and Rev.

Raymond Wisner (Lil) of Marysville; 4 grandchildren: Sheree Morrison

(Derek), Sandee Broersma (Luke), Shellee Coggins (Mat), and Sallee Mc-

Cleskey (Tim), all of Marysville; 11 great grandchildren and numerous

nieces and nephews.

Lawrence led a life of service, laboring for many people and for his

Lord and Savior. He will be missed.