Soulsbyville, CA — Terry Schroeder is a grieving woman this week, but very open to talking about her son, 43 year old Jack Lawe.
Friday evening Lawe was killed while walking along Hwy 108 in the Soulsbyville area. It was during the six o´clock hour that Lawe, who was disabled by a psychotic break following a stint in the Navy in his twenties, was hit by 55 year old Joanne Dues who was driving with an alcohol blood content three times the legal limit. After hitting Lawe she continued to her Soulsbyville home where she was arrested and then booked into the county jail.
Schroeder remembers her son as one who loved the Lord. Because of his condition he was unable to work. While somewhat quiet, Schroeder admits that once people would get to know Jack they would like him. He spent a great deal of time walking in the Soulsbyville area and thus became acquainted with many residents.
Once out of the Navy, Jack was married and had two daughters. One of them, 22 year old Sierra Lawe, a political science major at the University of Kansas in Lawrence, attended Dues´ arraignment Tuesday along with Schroeder and her husband Ron Schroeder.
Schroeder added that in the last couple of years Jack had come to terms with his disability and that if this (the accident) was going to happen, this was probably the right time. Stated Schroeder, “He was ready and now he is in the presence of the Lord and I find great comfort in that.”
Local services for Jack Lawe will be held Tuesday at 2PM at Christian Heights Church.
Written by Bill Johnson