Lawrence A. Medler, Jr.Age 86, passed away on September 4, 2011.  He was born in Lansing on August 18, 1925.  He was a 1943 graduate of Lansing Eastern High School and was a graduate of Lansing Business University.  He was an accountant with the Michigan State Police for 41 years, retiring in 1984.  Larry was a Life Member of Pilgrim Congregational  United Church of Christ; a veteran of WW II, serving in the U.S. Army; and a member of  American Legion Post #225.  He was a Life Member and Past Master of Capital Lodge of S.O. 66 F. & A.M.; a member of Capital Chapter #9 R.A.M.; Elf Khurafeh Shrine Temple; and Lansing Commandery #25 K.T. 

Surviving are: his wife of 64 years, Betty; daughter, Janine Medler; son, Todd (Kim) Medler; 3 grandchildren, Matthew (Jennifer), Corey, and Haley; and great grandson, Nikolas Medler; brother, Charles (Carol) Medler; sister, Betty (Robert) Leadbitter; sister-in-law, Patricia Medler; nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Richard and Gerald. 

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, September 8, 2011, in the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel, with The Rev. Stephen F. Ezop officiating.  Capital Lodge of S.O. #66 F. & A.M. will provide the Masonic Service.  Interment will follow at Evergreen Cemetery, where Military Honors will be provided.  The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday.  Memorial contributions may be made to Lansing Masonic Temple.

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    Jodi Medler and children Says:

    Aunt Betty, Janine, Todd, and families, our thoughts are with you in both joy and longing -joy for the privilege of knowing Uncle Larry; sadness and longing for his loss and our inability to be with you at this time. Words are inadequate …What a wonderful man Larry was :kind and engaging, generous, always surprising the kids with his antics. Our hearts and prayers/thoughts go out to you for his passing, but what a great soul to have known closely here! We were/are touched by his example and influence -which will continue all our days, I have no doubt. God bless from each of us missing, Kayleigh and Hannah especially asked me to state their condolences from afar. Love and more love to you all, Jodi and Seth.

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    Michelina M. Kelly Says:

    Dear Betty and family. I was so sorry to read about Larry today. Brought back to me all the happy funfilled times we experienced as we were growing up. As you share stories and the many memories of how larry lived his life and how very much he meant to many people, may you find comfort from our Good Lord. May you know the deep sympathy and concern I feel for you all. I am sure the good Lord – along with Al’s help – welcomed Larry with open arms and I am sure He will watch over you all during this trying time.
    Lena (Terranova) Kelly

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    Victoria Spector-Walker and James Walker Says:

    Mrs. Medler and Janine and Todd, our prayers and warm thoughts are with you. Truly, your beautiful husband and father will be missed. He was a wonderful gentleman and a beautiful friend to my father, Ted Spector. They broke the mold when they made people like Mr. Medler and dad. Let’s focus on our memories and keep them always in our hearts for comfort to us. If you need anything, we are one call away. God bless you and your family. Viki and Jim.

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