David W. Lasier passed away Thursday, March 10, 2022.
Born October 6, 1932, in Evanston, Ill., he was the son of the late David R. and Florida W. Lasier.
David earned a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue Univ., an M.B.A. from Cornell Univ. and completed an Executive Program at Harvard Univ. He served in the U.S. Army as a Second Lieutenant stationed in South Korea.
David enjoyed a long career in the door hardware industry. He joined LCN Door Closers in 1957, became President of LCN in 1967 and in 1977 was promoted to President of the Schlage Lock Company in San Francisco. In 1979 David became the President of Ingersoll Rand’s Door Hardware Group and in 1988, was elected to the position of Vice President of Ingersoll Rand. Throughout his career, David held leadership roles in the American Hardware and Builders Hardware Manufacturing Associations. He retired in 1994.
David was an active member in his community. He volunteered his time serving on local boards and committees. He also served for many years on the Board of Directors for both Hope School in Springfield, Ill. and Beverly Farm in Godfrey, Ill. David was a lifelong supporter of the Boy Scouts of America. He had a love of the outdoors and was an avid fisherman. David was especially fond of spending his summer vacations in Northern Wisconsin.
He was preceded in death by his sister Barbara L. Edgerly, his son Michael J. Lasier and his wife Grace Durand Lasier.
David is survived by his second wife, Clara Grallert Lasier, brother, Thomas Lasier (Phyllis); his children David Lasier (Pam), Peter Lasier (Jane), Kathleen Halverstadt (Douglas), stepdaughter Karen Head (Bill); grandchildren, Scott Lasier (Mari), Kate Lasier, Kevin Lasier, Sarah Bradley (Matt), Nick Lasier (Sara), Corbin Lasier, Andrew Halverstadt, Anne Halverstadt; and great-granddaughter, Stella Lasier.
A memorial service was held Friday, March 18, 2022 at the Woodlands at Furman, Greenville, S.C.
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