LAWRENCE EDWARD EHLKE
January 22, 1955 ˜ December 5, 2020
Lawrence Edward Ehlke took his final checkered flag after being diagnosed with cancer just two months prior to his passing. Lawrence was born and raised in Vancouver, WA; graduating from Fort Vancouver High School in 1973 and continuing his education at Clark College.
Before retiring in 2017, Lawrence spent most of his career as a small business owner/operator in the automotive industry. He successfully managed an auto repair shop and three towing companies with his lifelong business partner and friend, Steve DeGrande.
Lawrence’s knowledge of classic cars was unsurpassed, as he was truly a master in the subject. He was always happy to share what he knew about cars and ready to lend a hand. His second home was the shop he designed and built, where he surrounded himself with cars, parts, and friends.
In the summer, you could find him at the local drag strip, or cruising on the beach in Ocean Park, WA.
Lawrence leaves behind his wife and partner of nearly 30 years, Robin Ehlke; sisters, Angela Rhew, Kay Beauliere and Teri Cox; and over a dozen nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews.
A private memorial was held in his honor.
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