Obituary for Lawrence Thomas

Lawrence "Larry" Thomas, age 66. Member of the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community, journeyed to the Spirit World on May 21, 2019.

Larry was born on January 29, 1953, in Saint Paul, the son of Kenneth L. Thomas and Delores Crooks Walker. He married Sissy Sullivan on July 3, 1976.

He is survived by his wife, Jerrilynn "Sissy"; son, Jeremy Neil Thomas (Sara); daughter, Misty-Dawn Marie Lorinser (Todd); grandchildren, Kayla Thomas (fiancé, Nathanielle Burkhart), Dontae Herrley, Tommy Herrley, Megan Thomas, Jamie Thomas, Kadence Lorinser; brother, Kenneth J. Thomas (Carolyn); sister, Kimberly Bemrose (Tom); brother-in-law, Gary Borchert; God child, Megan Johnson.

Larry was preceded in death by his father, Kenneth L. Thomas; mother, Delores Crooks Walker (Stuart); sister, Constance Borchert; nephew, Troy Muellenberg.

A Celebration of Life Gathering, Saturday, July 20, from 1 to 6 p.m., at 15151 Dakota Trail N., Prior Lake.

Arrangements with McNearney-Schmidt Funeral and Cremation, Shakopee, 952-445-2755. Condolences may be shared at


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