88, of Indianapolis, departed this life Sunday, July 22, 2018. He was born September 10, 1929 in Salisbury, MD to the late Bruce and Ruth (Landon) Lawrason. Bruce earned his degree in journalism from Michigan State University and would go on to work as an editor for the Indianapolis Star for 38 years, retiring in 1996. He was a longtime and dedicated member of Faith Church of Indianapolis. Bruce also taught journalism at Butler University for ten years. He enjoyed inspiring others to enrich themselves as a tutor at Indianapolis OASIS, and was also a mentor at Shepherd's Center.
Bruce is survived by his beloved wife of 63 years, Anne (Church) Lawrason; his loving daughters, Liz (Dan Smashey) Princell and Jane (Bob) McDonald; dedicated grandchildren, Emily Princell, Dan (April) Princell and Bobby McDonald; three great-grandchildren, Rylee Reaves and Haylee Malicoat and Gatlin Princell as well as a host of grateful students, bridge partners and good friends.
Visitation will be from 10:00 am until time of services at 11:00 am on Thursday, July 26th at Faith Church (9125 N. College Avenue). Entombment follows at Crown Hill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to American Bible Society at: www.americanbible.org/ways-to-give
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To the Lawrason Family:
I not only had the pleasure of working with Bruce at The Indianapolis Star, I was also a student as he taught copy editing classes at Butler University. I am writing this tribute because I always believed that Bruce was the best journalism teacher I ever had at Butler. And fortunately, I was able to convey those thoughts to him on more than one occasion. Good man, good teacher. God's blessings to you all.
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