Lawrence and Janet Malnar passed away as the result of an automobile accident on July 7, 2021. Lawrence was born on May 9, 1952 to the late Ernest and Virginia (Bardoni) Malnar and Janet was born on February 2, 1946 to the late Winlow and Florence (Bache) Payne. Lawrence and Janet were married on April 18, 1980 and shared 41 wonderful years together.
Lawrence worked as a bus driver for Gladwin while Janet worked as a nurse’s aide for Rivergate Terrace. Lawrence enjoyed working on and restoring cars and going the races and was known to have raced himself in his early years. Janet enjoyed bird watching and was an animal lover. They both held a special place in their hearts for their cat and dog.
They are survived by their children: Kevin (Sharon) Menzel and Todd Malnar and their grandchildren Jack (Julie) Garswood, Jessica Garswood and great granddaughter, Lucille. Larry was also survived by many siblings, John, Marty, Tom, Pat, Joe, and Ernie, and was predeceased by sisters, Sandy, and Eva. Janet was survived by many cousins and nieces and nephews, and predeceased by her siblings Hazel, Harvey, and Bill.
Cremation has taken place and a private memorial service will be held at the Smith-Miner Funeral Home on Wednesday, July 14, 2021, at 11am to 1pm with luncheon to follow. Another memorial will be held later in Wyandotte Michigan. Those considering an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the Midland Humane Society.
Smith-Miner Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Malnar family; to share a special memory please visit www.smithminer.com.