Laurence F. Monshor

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Laurence Fredrick “Larry” Monshor, age 69, of Gaylord, passed away December 1, 2020, in Traverse City Michigan.

Larry was born in Detroit, Michigan on September 21, 1951, to Laurence and Harriet (Barron) Monshor.

On August 19, 1972, he married Linda Garrett in Utica, Michigan.  They were happily married for 48 years.  In 1973, Larry earned a BS degree in nuclear engineering from the University of Michigan. After working for 30 years at the Big Rock Pointe Nuclear Power Plant, he retrained.  In 2003, he earned an MBA and became a CPA. A highlight of his career was when he combined his education and became a member of the Great Lakes Energy Board in 2007.

Larry was a believer and follower of Jesus Christ. His life was spent focused on serving his Lord and serving others with a giving and loving spirit. He made people smile.

“The just man walked in his integrity; his children are blessed after him”- Proverbs 20:7.

Over the years, Larry faithfully served as a deacon, treasurer, Sunday school teacher, bus driver, and radio station board member at Grace Baptist Church in Gaylord.

Larry would unequivocally say that his greatest privilege and joy was his family. He was exceedingly proud of his children, grandchildren, and those children added to his family by marriage.

Larry is survived by his wife,  Linda (Garrett) Monshor; his children, Sarah(Tony)  Shaler,  Benjamin (Zorymar) Monshor,  Andrew (Teigh Jae) Monshor, Daniel (Maggie) Monshor, Joanna (Patrick) Childers,  Seth Monshor, Mary Beth(Ian) Hart and Johnny Monshor; his grandchildren, Garrett, Justin, Kendra, Jason, Aiden, Trey, Elizabeth, David, Jolene, Ellie Mae, Peter, Jackson, Amelia, and Benjamin;  his sister, Beverley (Donald) Temple; and his sister-in-law, Sherry(Jack)  Gilbert.

Due to recent gathering restrictions, funeral services will be held privately.  A public visitation will be held at Grace Baptist Church in Gaylord, on Friday, December 4, 2020, from 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and a live stream of the funeral will be available on Saturday, December 5, 2020, at 3:00 p.m. on the website of Grace Baptist Church in Gaylord.

Larry will be laid to rest at Maple Lawn Cemetery in Boyne City.

Memorial contributions may be made to Grace Baptist Church, for future community projects.

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Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Nelson Funeral Home, PO Box 1548, Gaylord MI 49734.

13 comments on “Laurence F. Monshor”

  1. You’ll be surely missed I remember you from the Baptist Church in Boyne city and babysitting for you and your wife and just enjoyed your family and being in church when I was younger as a teenager

  2. Oh I am so saddened by this news. He was an incredibly giving, kind and loving father to Johnny. I had the pleasure of meeting him several times as I worked as a Parapro in Johnny’s room for 8 years. My prayers go out to this extrodinary family, especially to Linda and my sweet boy, Johnny. You will be missed Larry. My Country Lines magazine will never be the same. God bless this family. Miss Jane.

  3. I was fortunate enough to work for Great Lakes Energy, where Larry was a board member. He was warm and welcoming to all and I know took his board position very seriously. It was an honor to work with such a fine and intelligent person on behalf of the many members we served throughout our large territory. He never failed to speak with love and great pride about his family, too, which endeared him even further to me. We have lost a great man. Condolences and love to those he left behind.

  4. Linda and family sorry to hear about the loss of Larry. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family. Will miss my chats with Larry. What a great brother in Christ. Tim Daniels

  5. Known Larry on every level for about 38 years.
    Grew up with the kids, my parents extremely close. Worked at Great Lakes energy where he was on the board. He was an energy giver and fun. Love u Larry and family! Will miss u!

  6. I had the honor and pleasure of working with Larry at Midwest Professionals in Gaylord. It was an honor and a pleasure. He was a man who used his gifts and blessings for the greater glory of God. I will miss him.

  7. So sorry. Always enjoyed talking to Larry and Linda when picking up Johnny for school.(Otsego County Bus System). May your memories bring you through the following days.❤️

  8. I am so sorry for your loss, Monshor family.
    Larry spoke very highly of his wife and grandchildren at our monthly Board Meetings at Wolverine Power Cooperative.

  9. To Larry’s family, I am sorry for your loss. Larry was a kind man and I never had the pleasure of meeting Larry face-to-face but he was a colleague that I spoke with on the phone several times a year and he would always ask me about my garden. He was always upbeat and had a great sense of humor. I will miss talking to him. May his soul rest in heaven.

  10. Peter and Jeanine Connaughton 601 Spencer St. Petoskey, MI

    Just wanted to extend our sympathy to our neighbor, Ben Monshor, on the death of his father, Lawrence, at the young age of 69. We wish he and his wife, Zory, God’s support through the holidays.

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