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Lawrence Paul “Pete” Mains, 81

Lawrence Paul “Pete” Mains, 81, of Findlay, passed away at his home on Wednesday, April 17, 2019.

He was born on June 3, 1937 in Findlay to the late Lawrence H. “Punk” and Martha E. (Burnap) Mains. On August 9, 1986, he married Karen S. Williams, and she survives.

Pete is also survived by his children: Beth Ann Hassler (John Shearer – fiancé) of Findlay, Pete (Diane) Mains of Arlington, Matthew (Deb) Mains of Scottsdale, AZ, Susan (David) Civittolo of Seville, OH, Kathy Curry of Bluffton, and Jim (Lori) Curry of Findlay; his grandchildren: Ashley Lortz, Jacob Hassler, Ashley Spearman, James Curry, Max Curry, McKenzie Glick, Madison Mains, Corbin Mains, Emily Wells, Alexa Civittolo, Nik Mains, and Jordan Mains; his great-grandchildren: Chloe Spearman, Hunter Spearman, Isla Lortz, Cora Lortz, and Raleigh Glick; his sisters: Janette Treece of Findlay, Shirley Miller of Van Buren, Helen Thomas of Novi, MI, Mary Sudlow, of Findlay, Beverly (Dale) George of Fostoria, and Judy Mains of Findlay; and his brothers: David Mains of Lampasas, TX, Robert Mains of Findlay, John (Nadine) Mains of Fayetteville, NC, and Tom (Dixie) Mains of Medford, NJ. He was preceded in death by his brother, Duane Mains; and his sister, Martha Sue Mains.

Pete was raised in Findlay and was a graduate of both Findlay High School and Findlay College. He was the Manager of Operations for Hancock-Wood Electric Cooperative, retiring in 1998.

Pete loved fishing, gardening, mowing, and softball. He enjoyed traveling to see family and had vacationed in every state except Hawaii. He also spent summers at their cabin in Bright Lake, Ontario, Canada. He loved to sit outside in lawn chairs, enjoying the outdoors, and he always had a pair of binoculars handy to view nature.

Pete loved his family and looked forward to his daily and weekly calls to his brothers and sisters and his children. He also enjoyed attending his children’s and grandchildren’s activities.

At the request of the family, a private service for Pete will be held at a later date. Burial will be at Maple Grove Cemetery.

Arrangements have been entrusted to COLDREN-CRATES FUNERAL HOME, Findlay. Memorial donations may be made to Good Hope Evangelical Lutheran Church, 300 South Main Street, Arlington, 45814, or to a charity of the donor’s choice.

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