2017-09-09 / Obituaries

Lawrence ‘Larry’ Visnaw

Lawrence “Larry” N. Visnaw passed away early Wednesday morning, August 30, 2017, at his home in St. Ignace. He was 72.

He was born July 8, 1945, to Frank and Marie Elizabeth (nee Francis) Visnaw on Mackinac Island.

Mr. Visnaw worked in construction in Detroit. He worked as a painter for Stanley Green on Mackinac Island, where he lived for many years. He was also a contract welder.

He was an elder with the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians.

He is survived by two sons, John Visnaw of Arizona and Lawrence Lee of St. Ignace; a stepson, Robert Lee, also of St. Ignace; a daughter, Daisy Mae Visnaw of California, and one granddaughter. He is also survived by a brother, Joe Visnaw of St. Ignace, and four sisters and their families, Elaine and Ike Bunker of Mackinac Island, Terry and Don Allman, Mary Lannoo, and Rose Woodford.

Mr. Visnaw was preceded in death by his parents.

A gathering was held at Dodson Funeral Home Saturday, September 2, with family and friends sharing memories.

Mr. Visnaw’s ashes will be buried on Mackinac Island next to his parents.

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