Laurel Lawrence

Laurel Ann Lawrence,

72, passed away Sunday,

April 24, 2016 at Tioga

Medical Center.

Visitation will be held

12pm to 6pm, Wednes-

day, April 27, 2016 at

Fulkerson Stevenson Fun-

eral Home – Tioga with a

family Service to follow.

Funeral Services will

be at 2pm, Thursday April

28, 2016 at First Lutheran

Church-Tioga. Pastor Jim

Booth will be officiating.

Burial will follow in

Betaini Lutheran

Cemetery. Funeral ser-

vices are entrusted with

Fulkerson Stevenson Fun-

eral Home in Tioga.

Friends may sign the

on-line register and give

their condolences at


Laurel Ann Lawrence

was born November 06,

1943 to George and Olive

(Frisinger) Ramberg in

Williston, ND. She grew

up in Dry Fork Township,

South of Tioga, and at-

tended country school

through the 8th grade and

graduated from Tioga

High School in 1961. She

was baptized and con-

firmed at Trinity Lutheran


Laurel met the love of

her life Bernice (B.L.)

Lawrence. She was mar-

ried May 28th, 1962, and

moved from her father’s to

her husband’s house on

the corner of 2nd and

Dakota Streets, where she

lived for 55 years. B.L.

and Laurel ranched and

owned and operated

Lawrence Transportation,

an oil-field equipment

moving company. After

retiring from the trucking

business, Laurel contin-

ued to ranch and cooked

at the Tioga Senior Center

and worked as a

home-health care aid.

Laurel saw the positive

in everyone and always

showed respect and digni-

ty for people from all

walks of life. Laurel had

a passion for reading,

food, gardening, and fami-

ly. She loved to entertain

and made everything into

a party. Family always

looked forward to her an-

nual Christmas dinners,

complete with the family

Christmas pageant. She

always made her guests

feel welcomed and spe-

cial. Laurel had a passion

for travel and took all her

nieces and nephews on

trips. She traveled

throughout the United

States, Europe, South

America, and Turkey.

She was a Room Mother,

Cub Scout leader, and 4-H


Laurel was a member of

the Tioga Senior Citizens,

Sons of Norway, the Le-

gion Auxiliary for over fif-

ty years, and a board

member of both the Unit-

ed Cemetery and Williams

County Council on the


Laurel is survived by

her sons Allen Lawrence

(Sinan Duzyurek) of

Washington, DC, and Jam-

ie Lawrence of Tioga and

one grandson, Ethan

James Lawrence; siblings

Lois Wiedmer of Sydney,

MT, Corrine Redmond of

Tioga, Gary Ramberg of

Winnie, TX, Charles

(Roberta) Ramberg of

White Earth, ND, Kathy

(Brian) Hove of Tioga and

Sisters-in-Laws Rose Ram-

berg of Roberts, MT, and

Mary McArthur of

Shreveport, LA; aunts

Ann Belle Dixon and Vera

Bergstrom and uncle Carl

Frisinger; several nieces

and nephews; and


She was preceded in

death by her husband,

B.L., parents, two broth-

ers, two stepdaughters

Mary Lee Anderson and

Carolyn Herndon; a

Nephew Chantz Ramberg

and brothers-in-law Toby

Wiedmer and Jack Red-