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Lawrence Tifft

Monday, July 30, 2006
1:30 PM until 7:30 PM

Tuesday, August 1, 2006
10:30 AM
First Reformed Church
Sanborn, IA 51248

Lawrence Donald Tifft, the son of Kenneth and Elleanor (Heinsen) Tifft, was born on January 14, 1933 in Sheldon, IA. He spent his childhood years in the Sanborn, IA, area and attended school their. His mother died shortly after giving birth too him and his twin brother. Alice Melvelt of Paullina helped raise him and his brothers until August of 1938 when his dad remarried Beulah Brahan.

On September 9, 1955, Lawrence was united in marriage to Lois Maassen at the First Reformed Church in Sheldon, and to this union, three sons and a daughter were born: Larry, Lori, Lyle and L.D. The couple resided in Sanborn, IA, where Lawrence had various jobs including his own grinding business and a sanitation service. He drove truck for Vander Veen Trucking for eight years, and then purchased his own truck and drove for Van Hof Trucking for 20 years. He loved driving his truck and meeting people wherever he went. On September 9, 2005 he and Lois celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary together. Due to failing health, Lawrence passed away at the Northwest Iowa Health Center on July 28, 2006.

He is survived by his wife, Lois; four children and their families: Larry of Sanborn, IA, and his children: Chad, Angie, Tyler, Travis and Misti; Lori Roder and her husband Randy of Sheldon, IA, and their children: Mandy, Joshua and Karissa; Lyle and his wife Sherry of Sanborn, IA and their children: Montana and Savanna; and L.D. of Canton, SD and his children Kendra, Kyle and Kelvin; 10 great grandchildren; his twin brother Lowell and his wife Donna of Spirit Lake, IA; three sisters-in-law: Esther Meyer and her husband Myron of Archer, IA, Helen Van Grouw and her husband Harold of Redlands, CA, and Wilma David of Penny’s Farm, FL; other relatives and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his step-mother; a sister-in-law Margaret Good and a brother-in-law Manuel David.

Lawrence was a member of the First Reformed Church of Sanborn. He was a volunteer fireman for ten years. He loved animals and enjoyed helping his neighbors.

A Life Remembered
Lawrence D. Tifft
Born- January 14, 1933
Died- July 28, 2006
Age- 73 years 6 months 14 days

Memorial Service
First Reformed Church, Sanborn, IA
10:30 am Tuesday, August 1, 2006

Officiating- Rev. Gary Hegstad
Organist-Arlene Dykstra

Processional- “One Day at a Time”
“How Great Thou Art”
Recessional- “I’ll Fly Away”

Chad Demey Tyler Tifft Travis Tifft
Joshua Meyer Kyle Tifft Kelvin Tifft

Honorary Pallbearers
Harvey Post John Prins Fred Bakker
Clarence Green Jack Green Kenny Brower Don Fass Jr. Theron (Stub)Stahl
Ernie Vander Heiden

Ted Marra Jim Ver Mulm John Vander Werff

Roseland Cemetery, Sanborn, IA

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