June 18, 2007

Obituary

Larry D. Paisley
Jan. 18, 1935 - June 14, 2007

CAMBRIDGE -- Larry D. Paisley, 72, died Thursday (June 14, 2007) at Cambridge Memorial Hospital.

He was born in Cambridge on Jan. 18, 1935, to H. Dean and Clara E. (Moore) Paisley. He grew up in Cambridge and graduated from Cambridge High School in 1953.

He served in the U.S. Army from September 1954 to 1956, later finishing his enlistment with the U.S. Army reserve being discharged in September 1962. During his enlistment he was stationed in Germany.

He was united in marriage to Karen Stagemeyer on May 5, 1957. He was employed in the family business of Paisley grocery store one of the main businesses on main street in Cambridge. He worked in the store for 40 years. After retirement, he took up the job as a groundskeeper at the Cambridge golf course.

He was a member of the St. Paul Lutheran Church in Cambridge. He was baptized and confirmed as an adult in May of 1964.

He is survived by his wife, Karen; one daughter, Sheryl and husband, Mark McCurdy; one brother, Terry and wife, Marge Paisley all of Cambridge; and three grandchildren.

Funeral services will be Tuesday, 10:30 a.m., at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Cambridge, with the Rev. David Feddern officiating. Interment will be in the Fairview Cemetery of Cambridge.

Memorials may be left at the Lockenour-Jones Mortuary in his name to either the St. Paul's Lutheran Church or the Tri Valley Health Systems.

Lockenour-Jones Mortuary of Cambridge is in charge of arrangements.

2 comments:

Joel said...

Sheryl,

My deepest sympathies to you and your family. I have been following your blog ever since my dad was diagnosed with the same thing your dad had. Lung Cancer is a bitch, my dad as your dad was a strong and proud man that has been brought down by this evil disease.

I followed your blog for inspiration and in these dark moments of your life I still find inspiration in your last two posts. I want to share something my dad said to me yesterday.

"We will all one day die for the one thing there is no cure for is death, it is a part of life and one day we will all face this fate. I also know that life is more than just what we see here, it stretches for infinity and I (although somewhere else) will live forever. My only hope is that one day we will all be reunited and will see each other again in that infinite plane that is life after life."

Sheryl I share these words not only as a consolation but also as a way to express that I am going through what you went through and will eventually go through what you are going through right now, I just hope that I am as strong as you are.

Thank you for the inspiration and May God guide you and your family and your father may finally be at peace. Also remember you and your father will see each other again in that infinite plain where cancer cannot take him away from you again.

Sheryl said...

Thanks for your inspirational words Joel. I need them.