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.