Lawrence J. “Larry” Seifring, 88

Lawrence J. “Larry” Seifring, 88, of Louisville passed away on Monday, July 15, 2013.

Lawrence was born on Aug. 15, 1924, in Sharpsburg, to the late John J. and Rose (Kramer) Seifring.

On July 24, 1974, he married Joy-Elizabeth Bingham Smith. His former wife Esther M. Sands preceded him in death in 1985.

Lawrence was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion and life member of Disabled American Veterans. He served in 9th Division, 60th Infantry and was seriously wounded in The Battle of St. Lo, France. He participated in Honor Flight in 2011, and he was a true hero for our country and to his family.

Lawrence was the operator/owner of Seifring Trucking, Inc. in Buckner, Ky. He served his county in the United States Army and was awarded the Purple Heart, Bronze Star, World War II Victory Medal and American Theater Ribbon.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Joy, in 2012; a son, Jay D. Smith; one grandson, Dallas Seifring of Louisville; granddaughter Tracey Thompson of Minneapolis, Minn.; three brothers and one sister.

He is survived by three daughters, Patricia (Fred) Delmenhorst of Milwaukee, Wisc.; Carolyn (Robert) Thompson of Minneapolis, Minn.; Mary (Billy) Smothers of Henryville, Ind.; and two sons, Lawrence J. Seifring and Steven J. Smith of Louisville; 12 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; four sisters, Lorena Frilling of St. Marys, Pauline Kunk of Scottsdale, Ariz.; Delores Hemmelgarn of Burketsville, and Barbara Winner of Osgood; and one brother, Wilburt Siefring, of Louisville, Ky.

Memorials can be made to the DAV or Wounded Warriors or Cedar Lake Lodge.

Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at Newcomer Funeral Home, 235 Juneau Drive, Louisville, KY, 40243.

The service will begin at 10:30 a.m. Thursday with burial to follow at 2 p.m. at Kentucky Veterans Cemetery Central.