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Daniel Lee Lawver

July 11, 1954 ~ March 7, 2018 (age 63)

Daniel Lee Lawver, age 63 of Freeport, formerly of Gnadenhutten, Ohio died Wednesday, March 07, 2018 in Community Hospice Truman House of New Philadelphia surrounded by family.

He was born July 11, 1954 in Dennison; he was the son of Dorothy Jane Garrett Dyer and her husband, Wayne Dyer of Port Washington and the late Ted Lawver.

He was a graduate of Indian Valley South High School in 1972. He was a member of the band.

Dan worked for Stocker and Sitler in New Philadelphia till they closed and he retired from Enervest in Dover in 2016.

He loved traveling to Jamaica, bowling, tinkering with solar energy, the Cleveland Indians, and watching Live PD on television. Dan loved his girls and his grandkids. He always encouraged them to be the best they could be. He was always willing to help anyone in need.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Rebecca Sue (Porter) Lawver. They were married June 29, 1973 at the Methodist Church in Gnadenhutten.

In addition to his mother he is survived by two daughters: Erin Kay (companion Roy Kenney) Lawver of Freeport and Elizabeth Belle (companion Eugene Callentine) Lawver of Uhrichsville; three brothers Terry (Jamie) Lawver of Port Washington, Ted (Tina) Lawver of Massillon, and David (Tammy) Dyer of Port Washington; eight grandchildren: Kyle, Alex, Tyler, Alesha, Courtney, Elijah, Lorelai, Bobby; and six great-grandchildren: Clara, Conner, Beau, Kaleb, Zoey, and Clover.

Following Dan’s wishes there will be no visitation. His body was cremated. A graveside service will be held for family and friends in Hartwood Cemetery, Newcomerstown, at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 17, 2018.

In lieu of flowers, the family has asked for donations to be made in his memory to Community Hospice, 716 Commercial Ave., SW, New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663.

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