Lawrence Andrew Wynn Sr. | Obituary


Lawrence Andrew Wynn Sr., 86, of Waterloo, formerly of Cahokia, died Oct. 3, 2018, at Oak Hill, Waterloo.

He was born Aug. 20, 1932 in St. Louis, son of the late Vernard F. Wynn and Elizabeth Louise Wynn Rosengren (nee Haberkorn).

Larry was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. He is a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Waterloo, a 35-year member of Camp Jackson Fire Department, retired from A.O. Smith “Towers Automotive,” and was a member of IBEW. He was a former member of Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church, Cahokia.

Surviving are his loving wife of 64 years, the former Georgia Mae Pingleton, whom he married Dec. 24, 1953, at Gethesmane Lutheran Church, St. Louis; his children, Susan (Alan) Starbuck of Waterloo, Lawrence “Andy” (Vickie) Wynn II of Waterloo and Jeffrey (Debbie) Wynn of Fults; two brothers, Hans Rosengren of St. Louis and Paul (Mary) Wynn of Fenton, Mo.; two sisters-in-law, Freda (George) Weber of Eureka, Mo., and Christine Pingleton; a sister, Sallie (Norval) Fender of Alton, Mo.; a brother-in-law, Don Pingleton of Alton, Mo.; grandchildren, Lawrence “Drew” (Crystal) Wynn III, Paul (Stephanie) Wynn, Lindsey (Justin) Braun, Ryan Starbuck and Breanna (Nathan) Koen; great-grandchildren, Lawrence “Andrew” Wynn IV, Audrey and Benjamin Braun, and Dylan, Zachary and Joseph Koen.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his step-father, Hans Rosengren Sr.; a sister, Nita Alt; his in-laws, George and Thelma Pingleton (nee Whitten); two brothers-in-law, Carl Pingleton and Max Pingleton; and a grandson, Alexander Starbuck.

Visitation was Oct. 8, at Braun Family Funeral Home, Columbia, and Oct. 9, at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Waterloo.

Funeral services were at the church, Reverend Tony Troup and Pastor Merritt Demski officiating.

Interment followed at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis.

Memorials may be made to Immanuel Lutheran Church in Waterloo or the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

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