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Lawrence R. Chaffee

• Oct 28, 2015 at 3:44 PM

May 31, 1917 - April 6, 2007

HURON Lawrence R. "Whitey" Chaffee, 89, of Huron, died Friday afternoon at Fisher-Titus Medical Center in Norwalk.

He was born May 31, 1917 in Norwalk to the late Bert and Flora (Lyons) Chaffee, and lived his entire life in the Norwalk-Berlin Heights-Huron areas.

He worked at Norwalk Furniture until 1981 and enjoyed 25 years of retirement along the Huron River. He was a past member of the Norwalk and Huron VFW Post the Norwalk and Vermilion Eagles Aeries, and played in many dartball leagues in the 1950's and 60's.

He is survived by his nine children and their spouses, Thomas (Anita) Chaffee of Fredericks, Va., Patricia (Larry) Cole of Havana, Lucinda (Willard) Slone of Louisville, Ky., Cathy (Frank) Carrico of Norwalk, Helena Grossback of Mansfield, Timothy (Cindy Lackey) Darrow of Garland, Texas, Debbie Massie of Fort Smith Ark., Ronald (Carrie) Chaffee of Huron and Steve (Dora) Chaffee of Berlin Heights; numerous grandchildren, many great-grandchildren, and several great-great grandchildren; a sister, Arvela Streaker of Bellevue; many nieces and nephews, loving friends at Franklin Flats and many others.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Helen (Richko-Darrow), whom he married in December 1957; children, Larry "Bingo" Chaffee, Harold Chaffee and Margett in infancy; brothers, Charles, Carl, Richard and Leonard; and sisters, Blanc Weinert, Lavada Cook and Florence Burras.

There will be no visitation.

Graveside services will take place at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Milan Cemetery. Arrangements are being handled by Hinman-Tanner Funeral Home, Berlin Heights.