Lawrence Julson

Lawrence D. Julson, “Larry” to his friends, died unexpectedly November 8, 2022. Larry, 55, of Charlotte was born March 22, 1967 in Lansing to Francis and Laurel Julson. Larry was a skilled heavy equipment operator for over 30 years. For the past several years he has worked for and with his friend, Will Pitylak, owner of Apex Septic and Excavating, Inc. Larry enjoyed working on all things mechanical, starting as a young child when it was too cold to work in the barn, Larry would bring in his bike or motorcycle to the basement, tear them down, just to rebuild them. Larry had a passion for his RC cars, his garage looked like a NASCAR garage, everything neat and in its place. Larry was in the process of building his own track and bleachers to share his love and passion for his toys.
Larry enjoyed many things in life, the Silver Lake sand dunes, motorcycles, snowmobiling, boating, building things for his kids when they were small from a halfpipe to a tree fort. Larry enjoyed the outdoors, from hunting when he was younger to mowing the lawn, making sure the “lines” were just right in his lawn, as long as he was outside he was happy.
Larry is survived by his daughter, Samantha Julson (Trent); son, Lawrence Dean Julson Jr. (Alison); his mother, Laurel Julson; siblings, Ron (Missy) Julson, Jodie (Jim) Julson-Delp, and Ken (Rob) Julson-Romelhart; and many nieces and nephews. Larry was predeceased by his father, Francis Julson; and grandparents, Malbert and Henriatta Julson and Lawrence and Grace Larson.
Friends are encouraged to support Larry’s family by attending a memorial service or sharing memories on his Tribute Page at Memorial services are November 19, 2022, from 12:00-2:00 p.m. at 4093 Thornton Highway, Charlotte, MI 48813. If desired in lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to Samantha Julson to assist with Larry’s funeral expenses (check can be sent to Pray Funeral Home to be given to Samantha). The family is in the care of Pray Funeral Home, Charlotte.