Lawrence Edwin Hennemann, a retired railroad clerk, died Thursday at St. Agnes Hospital after a brief illness. He was 91 and lived in Ellicott City.
Services for Mr. Hennemann were being held today at the Harry H. Witzke funeral establishment, 4112 Columbia Road in Ellicott City.
A native of West Virginia, he moved to Baltimore at the age of 14. He worked many years for the Canton Railroad, retiring in 1963 as chief clerk.
At age 82, he earned his high school diploma, attending night school at Howard Community College.
His wife of nearly 55 years, the former M. Virginia Davis, died 10 years ago.
Mr. Hennemann is survived by three daughters, Imogene H. Stitz, Hazel H. Scrivener and Doris E. Bell, all of Howard County; four sisters, Hazel Voelkel, Margaret Hennemann, Mildred Moore and Dorothy Duling, all of Baltimore; seven grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
The family suggests that memorial donations be made to the Knights Templar Eye Foundation, 911 Chestnut Hill Ave., Baltimore, 21218