As of Tuesday, December 1, 2015
GRANGEVILLE Lawrence Wassmuth of Grangeville will celebrate his 95th birthday Dec, 12. He was born at home in Greencreek to Clemens and Elizabeth (Schmidt) Wassmuth. He graduated in 1939 with the first class to attend all four years at Greencreek High School. For several years he was the pitcher for the Greencreek baseball team. He served in the US Navy as a radar operator on the aircraft carrier USS Sitko Bay in the Pacific. After completing his military service, he worked as a sawyer in the Grangeville sawmills for 40 years, missing only 6.5 days of work in his career.
He married Dorothy Wilson at St. Anthony Church in Greencreek Dec. 29, 1948. She died July 19, 2014. He has six daughters and three sons, 18 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. He is a member of Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church. He is a jack of many trades. He enjoys starting his own tomato plants from seed, sharing the garden’s produce, working in his shop, and visiting with family and friends. His family is planning a July birthday celebration.