Lawrence Pencil


Lawrence “Larry” Pencil age 86 of Birmingham, passed away Friday, December 17, 2021, at his home.

Per his request, there will not be any services.   Memorials may be made to the McCreery Cancer Center and mailed to Dixie Pencil, 531 West Cedar Street, Birmingham, Iowa 52535 or Marlon and Deb Wolver, P.O. Box 103, Birmingham, IA 52535.

Larry was born July 21, 1935, in Richland, to Oscar and Velma (Woods) Pencil.  He married Caroline Marie Leyden on February 5, 1955.  They celebrated 60 years of marriage before she passed away July 7, 2015. 

Larry served in the Army National Guard during the Korean and Vietnam War.  He was a truck driver for 35 years and volunteer fireman in Birmingham for many years.  Larry enjoyed watching John Wayne movies or any other westerns on TV.  He collected Cadillac cars and in the earlier days enjoyed riding motorcycles.  Most important was spending time with family & friends.

Larry will be missed by his three children, Charles (Olwen) Pencil of Sonoma, CA, Dixie Pencil and Debra (Marlon) Wolver both of Birmingham; grandchildren, Mikael (River) Griffin, Amber (Jim) Meixner, Dylan Pencil, Katherin Pencil and Samantha Pencil; 4 great grandchildren, Madison and Bryan Meixner and Austin and Jerrod Griffin; and one brother, Keith (Mary) Pencil of Libertyville, IA.

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