Lanny Edwards Laws, 66 of Petoskey, died on November 20, 2021 at his home.
Lanny was born on December 1, 1954, in Flint, MI, the son of Carl and Mary (Harkey) Laws and was raised in the Detroit area and proudly served his county in the US Army with the 101st Airborne. On August 30, 1997, Lanny married the love of his life, Dorothy Nowak in Warren, MI and in October 2003, they moved to their home in Springvale Twp. which Lanny considered his: “Little Piece of Heaven”.
Lanny was an avid golfer and worked as a Golf Ranger at the Birchwood Farms Golf Course to help support his habit. He was and man with a great sense of humor and had nothing bad to say about anyone. Although he would pick on his sister, he would always do it in love and would always say he had the best brothers-in-law a man could have. He had a heart of gold and would help anyone in need and was a very outgoing individual. He will be greatly missed by not only the adults that knew him, but by all the neighborhood children and even the neighborhood dogs, who would stop at his driveway and look for him.
He is survived by his wife, Dorothy; 2 children, April (Jessica Knapp) Laws of Ballston Spa, NY and Jason (Morgan) Laws of Westland, MI; his father, Carl Laws; and by 4 sisters, Gail (Aaron) Lee, Donna (John) Martin, Mary (Melvin Jr.) Daniels, and Lisa (Ralph Jr.) Whitman.
Lanny was preceded in death by his mother, Mary Laws, and by a sister, Beverly Pawlak.
The family will receive friends at the Stone Funeral Home of Petoskey on Wednesday, November 24th from 5-8pm.
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