James Michael "Mike" LawrenceJanuary 19, 1952 ~ March 14, 2021 (age 69)
James Michael “Mike” Lawrence, 69, of Lyons, Kansas, passed away March 14, 2021 at Hutchinson Regional Medical Center. He was born January 19, 1952 in Sacramento, California, the son of Nathan and Eunice Dyson Lawrence. Mike graduated from New Athens High School, New Athens, Illinois, and received his Associates Degree in Education from Belleville Area Community College, Belleville, Illinois. He has resided in Lyons since 1979, formerly of New Athens, Illinois. Mike was a laborer at North American Salt, Lyons and Locke Stove Foundry, Lyons. He was a member of the United Pentecostal Church, Wichita. Mike enjoyed collecting model cars, trucks, planes, guns, and loved telling stories. On May 1, 1981, Mike was united in marriage with Carol Lynn Bilson in Hutchinson, Kansas. She survives of the home. Mike is also survived by his brother, William Lawrence and wife Kathy, two sisters, Patty Cross and husband Trent, and Susan Colson and husband Mark; and numerous nieces and nephews. Graveside service will be at 11:00 A.M., Friday, March 19, 2021 at the Lyons Municipal Cemetery, Lyons. Visitation will be from 2:00 until 7:00 P.M., Thursday, March 18, 2021 at Birzer Funeral Home, Lyons with family present from 5:00 until 7:00 P.M. Memorials may be given to Carol Lawrence (to offset medical expenses) in care of Birzer Funeral Home, Lyons.